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1/22/2021 5:35 PM

Hey guys,
I am looking to send my 2021 gasgas 125 shocks out to Matt at MCR and what upgrades would you recommend? I mostly ride trails and around the house however I have felt the urge to dip my toe into a track or two this year. 180lb 6 foot tall.

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1/22/2021 6:19 PM

MCR is a good shop, they know how to work with riders. They will know what you need better then anyone.

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1/23/2021 4:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2021 4:40 AM

starjammir wrote:

Hey guys,
I am looking to send my 2021 gasgas 125 shocks out to Matt at MCR and what upgrades would you recommend? I mostly ride trails and around the house however I have felt the urge to dip my toe into a track or two this year. 180lb 6 foot tall.

Kind of a loaded question. What suspension are you running? What speed are you, how much do you want to spend? What do you not like about the stock suspension? Most likely you will need a new shock spring for your weight on a 125.

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1/23/2021 5:23 AM

Spring for your weight, set your sag and check your air pressure every ride. Unless you are A class this will be just fine.

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1/23/2021 5:28 AM

pcm_918 wrote:

Spring for your weight, set your sag and check your air pressure every ride. Unless you are A class this will be just fine.

Thats what I need to hear. I'm definitely a novice!

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1/23/2021 5:44 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/23/2021 5:53 AM

Go out by yourself and spend a day testing. Set your sag and put the fork to the recommended pressure. Then go all the way out on your shocks rebound. Ride around and see how that feels. Then go all the way in and see how that feels. Put the rebound back to base and go all the way out on compression and note how that feels, then test it all the way in. Then back to base and repeat with the fork. Once you understand what each adjuster does, go back to base and make small changes where you feel you need improvement. Test it. Once you get good at feeling what’s going on you’ll make the right adjustment more often than not. You’ll never be happy with any suspension no matter how much you spend on it until you learn how to adjust it to suit you. It takes time to learn but a well tuned stock suspension will beat a poorly tuned $$$$ suspension every time.

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1/23/2021 8:07 AM

pcm_918 wrote:

Spring for your weight, set your sag and check your air pressure every ride. Unless you are A class this will be just fine.

Sorry, I cannot agree with that at all, the last sentence. Really depends what the guy is riding. Good suspension can benefit any level of rider and make them feel more comfortable and confident which normally translates to more speed. If he is riding woods the 21 Xact settings suck. The fork is harsh and awful. For MX it’s great. Especially tracks that are not super rough and hacked out. Simple revalve can transform them in the woods.

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1/23/2021 8:46 AM

I have a 20' sxf and it took me about 10hrs ride time to get my suspension where I like it. I am 205 so a bit heavier, went to a 5.4 racetech rear spring. Clicked the rebound in on the forks and run 147psi. It is really comfortable now. I ride 50/50 track and desert. I will probably do midvalves next year when my forks are due for service next. But it takes some playing around to get them decent. Let us know how you like mcr!

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1/23/2021 9:50 AM

pcm_918 wrote:

Spring for your weight, set your sag and check your air pressure every ride. Unless you are A class this will be just fine.

starjammir wrote:

Thats what I need to hear. I'm definitely a novice!

Have you done this with the stock stuff, yet?

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

1/23/2021 9:51 AM

Don’t do anything until after it’s broke in

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1/23/2021 11:37 AM

At 180 lbs beginner, maybe a 39 or 42 back spring, stock clickers and maybe turn the high speed shock nut in quarter to half a turn.

Back both compression clickers out a few clicks for woods

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1/23/2021 12:24 PM

Bruce372 wrote:

At 180 lbs beginner, maybe a 39 or 42 back spring, stock clickers and maybe turn the high speed shock nut in quarter to half a turn.

Back both compression clickers out a few clicks for woods

That shock works better in the woods with the HS adjusted out.

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1/23/2021 12:25 PM

pcm_918 wrote:

Spring for your weight, set your sag and check your air pressure every ride. Unless you are A class this will be just fine.

starjammir wrote:

Thats what I need to hear. I'm definitely a novice!

TeamGreen wrote:

Have you done this with the stock stuff, yet?

Yup tried to do the sag but the rear spring is not right for me. Did the best I can for stock.

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