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Showa Shock Sag Calculations (DVD: SCRF450R03D)

Step 1 Measure the extended length with the rear tire elevated

EL = The Extended length

EL = 21"

Step 2 calculate the average static sag with the rider off the bike

DRC = Distance after the shock returns after compression

DRL = Distance after the shock returns after extension

AFD = The average difference between measurements is the Average Friction\

Distance

SS = Static Sag

AFD = (DRC - DRL) / 2

AFD = (19-1/8" - 19.5") / 2

AFD = 3/16"

Now add the distance after the shock returns from compression to the aver\

age difference.

AD = DRC + AFD

= 19-1/8" + 3/16"

= 19-5/16"

SS = |AD - EL|

SS = |19-5/16" - 21"|

Static Sag = 1-11/16"

We want the static sag to be 1-1/8" therefore we need to increase the pre\

load until the difference is 1-1/8".

Step 3 Set the Race sag

Step 1 Measure the extended length with the rear tire elevated

EL = The Extended length

EL = 21"

Step 2 calculate the average static sag (with the rider on the bike)

DRC = Distance after the shock returns after compression

DRL = Distance after the shock returns after Lifting

AFD = The average difference between measurements is the Average Friction\

Distance

SS = Static Sag

AFD = (DRC - DRL) / 2

AFD = (16-5/8" - 16-7/8") / 2

AFD = 1/8"

Now add the distance after the shock returns from compression to the aver\

age difference.

AD = DRC + AFD

AD = 16-5/8" + 1/8

AD = 16 ¾"

RS = |AD - EL|

RS = |16 ¾" - 21"|

Race Sag = 4-1/4"

We want the static sag to be 4" therefore we need to increase the preload\

until the difference is 4". Setting the Race Sag correctly is more impo\

rtant than setting the Static Sag. If the spring rate is correct for you\

r rate then setting the Static Sag will get you in the ball park of the R\

ace Sag specification.

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