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This is a must have tool. It makes getting repeatable accurate reading sooooo easy all by yourself. I should have gotten one of these decades ago!

I got Dave Moss videos running on the lap top and spending all day in the garage playing motorcycle set up expert. :) what else is there to do during solitary confinement? :)






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How does it work & is it better than a zip tie?
 
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I like it! Last time i measured sag by myself I set up the tripod and camera and fastened a tape measure to the forks and make a video of the settings. Pain the the rear end!
 

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A zip tie works great for measuring total travel used on the front end after a ride and for holding wires and stuff in place. It doesn’t work worth crap on the back for anything.

I’m posting Dave’s video here so you can get the general idea but he’s either using an old version or didn’t RTFM.


The version I got has the remote display so you can see it easily when strapped to the bars when sitting on the bike in your normal body position.

The new version also auto-zeros. Hook it up as shown, put it in auto-zero mode and lift up on the end you’re measuring. It sets zero when the suspension is fully extended. Release the bike and you see static sag. Then sit on the bike and you get total sag. No math needed.

Awesome!



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Oops, wrong video. :)



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DuckMan - If my wife asks me about the Slacker I just ordered - I am blaming you.

Thanks for the post though - sag is one of the things I have so wanted to be able to check by myself in the garage and this device looks to solve that poblem forever. And since we in pugetopolis are in 'shelter-in-place' orders (though we can go put gas in the vehicle nad do some shopping...) I need stuff to do in the garage on the Multi.
 

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You’ll love it! :)

Here’s a tip. If you have adjustable damping back it all off to zero, full soft. It makes getting repeatable accurate reading easier. Just take notes if where your original settings were.

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At the next ECM I’ll have a suspension setup tent. I’ll set up your suspension for a six pack of beer. :)


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Hey Mike...what's that Solo2 gizmo you have on your handlebar?
That’s a gps based lap timer.



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I see...a lap timer. I guess I don't need one of those on my ST. ?
 

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You never know. :)

It can also tell you your lean angles, acceleration and braking G’s, speed and all kinds of other fun stuff. :)


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