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How to set dirt bike sag by yourself to your weight using a Slacker V3 (The dirt bike sag 101 series)

How to set dirt bike sag by yourself to your weight can be done using the Motool Slacker V3 digital suspension tuner. Firstly, you need to measure your bike’s free sag, static sag and then rider sag (race sag). What if your weight is heavier than average? You will probably need to shorten sag (i.e. tighten the shock lock nut and turn it clockwise). But what if your weight is less than average? You’ll probably need to lengthen sag (i.e. loosen the shock lock nut and turn it anticlockwise)

What is free sag on a dirt bike (Article in the dirt bike sag 101 series)

Free sag on a dirt bike is the suspension measurement with the wheel of your dirt bike off the ground. This means the suspension has no weight on it whatsoever. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “free sag” it’s how much your shock absorber drops when there’s no weight pushing through the suspension from the wheel.

How to adjust dirt bike suspension to your weight (How to set dirt bike sag 101 series)

How to adjust dirt bike suspension to your weight and set sag, you need to first measure your bike’s free sag, static sag and then rider sag (race sag). If your weight is heavier than average, you will probably need to shorten sag (i.e. tighten the shock lock nut and turn it clockwise). But if your weight is less than average, you’ll probably need to lengthen sag (i.e. loosen the shock lock nut and turn it anticlockwise)

What is static sag on a dirt bike (Article in the dirt bike sag 101 series)

Rider sag on a dirt bike is the measurement of how much the forks and shocks compress. In this case it’s the measurement when you get on your dirt bike. This is also known as “total sag”. When we talk about sag, we are talking about how much your dirt bike “sags”. Or put this another way, and in particular with reference to “rider sag” it’s how much your shock absorber compresses when you are sat on the bike.

Do’s & don’ts of adjusting dirt bike sag (Article in dirt bike sag 101 series)

The do’s & don’ts of adjusting dirt bike sag include: Always measure to the same fixed point to get an accurate reading; Rider sag should only be adjusted to within the recommended “sag window” for your model of bike; Always check rider sag with you on your bike so the the correct sag is set for your weight and riding position.

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