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I have the Traxxion drop in damping rod/emulator kit in my 07 naked. I'm ~180lbs (without gear). Springs are .925. Have a '06 ZX10 shock in rear. I'm curious to know what weight oil people are running with this setup. I know that 10wt is recommended and 2turns is considered standard street setup for the emulator. I found that 10wt was way too light with regards to rebound; the front end was really bouncy. I went up to 15 wt and the rebound is much better, but still actually a little fast. Also, I am only running 1 turn on the emulator or the front is too harsh on big bumps (I regularly ride on a very bumpy twisty road). So right now, the front feels pretty good, though I'm actually thinking about going up to 17.5wt oil (mixing 15 and 20). A buddy runs 20wt and his bike feels more planted, but also too harsh (despite only.75 turn on the emulator).

So do many other folks find that running heavier oil, even with the traxxion rods, is necessary for proper rebound damping? Also, anyone else running the emulator at lower settings than is recommended?
 

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I run Traxxion rods and emus with 10 weight oil. My guess is that the lack of responses tells us that most people are doing the same ? I have them set at 1 3/4 turns, and I will probably go less whenever I get around to it. Generally they work great for the riding I do, slightly harsh on some larger hits is my only complaint.
So your rebound is OK with the 10wt oil then?
 

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I find it hard to believe that 1 turn of preload on the emulators makes it feel harsh.
No, it's not harsh at 1 turn. Plush, but a bit bouncy.

What is your oil height set at?
Can't remember; but it's the length recommended in the Traxxion instructions.

A few have gone lower than the 10wt as well.
with 5 wt oil, my forks would be pogo sticks
 
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