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  • ThunderGatti
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    Tightened my chain last night and looked it up to verify - it's actually 10-15mm in chain sag, not 1".

  • ThunderGatti
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    Thanks...i think it'll be a wait and see for me...doubt many people have the Jade, but it'll be here soon and will post results after I try.

  • ThunderGatti
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    Check youtube...Harris on Wheels has the best tear down video and covers the chain tension. I believe about 1" sag you want overall, but it hardly needs any adjustment to make the clicking go away. When I removed my wheels, l did it without removing the chain. However, just that little bit of slack that I achieved from removing the rear wheel was enough in my case.

  • TXWMH
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    I got the 550 spring installed on the FastAce rear shock, I took it to friends motorcycle / machine shop. I just needed more hands.

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  • ThunderGatti
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    Any know if the DNM 550lb spring will fit on a DVO Jade 10.5x.3.5? I was lucky enough to snag the last 550 Ti spring off ebay, but it's going to take forever to make it to me.

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  • Kauaiguy
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    Linkage doesn’t need removing,just the two bolts that hold the shock on.

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  • Sur4fun
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    In order to replace the spring, you have to remove the shock completely from the bike. Unbolt the shock and linkages until you can wiggle the shock out. After the shock is out, loosen the threaded ring at the top of the shock spring until the ring is at the top of the shock; the lower spring retainer/seat needs to lift up, off the shock body, then you can remove the retainer through the keyway in the retainer; this allows the spring to drop down off the shock. You may need to CAREFULLY remove the rebound adjuster knob, in order clear the spring off the shock. (I did not need to remove my rebound adjuster knob with my DNM shock.).
    Just a reminder, when you change your spring rate, you alter the dampening characteristics. Hopefully, there is enough range in the dial adjusters (compression and rebound) to accommodate for the spring changes.

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  • TXWMH
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    Sorry, I meant to say it's a Fast Ace BDA53RC rear shock. I can't seem to get the spring retainer removed unless I have to unbolt it from the hex key which I don't think I should do.
    I can't seem to find any videos to do this properly so I might have to go to a friends motorcycle shop & figure this out.

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  • Kauaiguy
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    Originally posted by TXWMH View Post
    I just got the Luna 550 spring, how do install it on my DNM rear shock? Is there a technique?
    Put your bike on a stand so the rear tire has no weight.Remove the 2 bolts that hold the shock on.Unwind the spring tension completely till it’s all the way backed off.Push the spring retainer down so it can pass over the shock shaft.Should take about 15 minutes.For my weight(165bs)it’s pretty stiff.

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  • TXWMH
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    I just got the Luna 550 spring, how do install it on my DNM rear shock? Is there a technique?

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  • Kauaiguy
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    I bought the Dnm 550lb spring from Luna for $42.At my weight of 165lb I have no preload and get 1inch sag( that’s the correct amount).I wish it was a 500lb spring

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  • blah
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    Originally posted by ThunderGatti View Post

    I think a lot of folks that got a bike recently are having the same issue with the chain sound...it’s like a clacking sound . It looks like the bikes were shipped with a little too much chain tension. I added a tiny bit more slack when I took my wheels off to change the stock tires and it went away.
    Count me as one of them. I’m new to this kinda of vehicle but the sound definitely struck me as odd. Not in a this-is-annoying-me way but a this-is-definitely-not-stealth kinda way

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  • baconbits
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    Originally posted by RacerX View Post
    Off ebay $121.00 plus $7.40 shipping
    Do you have a link for it?

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  • baconbits
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    Originally posted by ThunderGatti View Post

    I think a lot of folks that got a bike recently are having the same issue with the chain sound...it’s like a clacking sound . It looks like the bikes were shipped with a little too much chain tension. I added a tiny bit more slack when I took my wheels off to change the stock tires and it went away.
    How much is just the right amount of tension?

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  • Sur4fun
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    My Sur-Ron just arrived with DNM suspension. I'd like a set up the suspension for my 110lb beginner rider, with about 25% sag. The front is an air spring > done. The rear shock spring came with a 450lb / in, 7.6" long spring. The best reference I've found for bicycle shock springs is Fox.

    https://www.ridefox.com/fox17/help.php?m=bike&id=672

    When you look at this webpage, go to the "Standard Steel Springs" table. On the far right of the table is "Where used". At the bottom of the right side column is "10.5" x 3.5". 10.5 is the "eye to eye" measurement. 3.5 is the travel length of the shock. TLG is the total spring length. I ordered a 7.75"TLG, 300lb spring. Some bike distributors list the Fox springs by the Fox item number, you can search the web using that item number for a distributor.
    Getting your spring rate correct is one of the best places to start getting your suspension dialed in.

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