Hi Erika! All my parts are from local companies here in Brazil. Most of than are universal parts, like the clipons. Import parts is very expensive to me because of currency, so some parts I buy from local companies and other I do myself, as the number plate.Bemvindo Marcc!
So are you using some of the 650X parts on yours and are you finding those parts working? It would be interesting to see that upper small fairing from the X on a regular SV with the higher bars.
Thanks Marc - but I am happy with the standard headers now that I have a Yoshimura TRS exhaust can ccasion14:Craig, I removed the exhaust from my bike due to legal problems, I can send it for you if you want! Send me a text on whatsapp if you want: +5571992401885
Adjusting the SAG should only change the amount of downforce required to start compressing the spring, it shouldn't make it stiffer.Can you not adjust the sag?
You are correct except that the preload raises the static ride height so now the shock has to compress further to bottom out. If you raise the ride height 25mm via the preload adjuster now it takes 155mm of stroke to bottom the shock using your 130mm example This obviously takes more force than the 130mm.I might be wrong but ... The amount of downward force required to compress the shock spring to the point the shock bottoms out is fixed and not influenced by the spring preload; it's a simple physics law: F = K * X, where F is the downward force, K is the spring stiffness and X is the total shock/spring travel.
Let's say that to bottom out the shock you need to compress the spring by some 130mm: the force value required to compress the spring by 130mm is always the same and not influenced by the preload.
Preload only had effect on how much force you need to apply to start (further) compressing the spring.