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I recently bough at Desert Sled 2017 with only 3000 kms on it. I think the suspenions feels harsh, so would like to try to set it up better. I didn´t get a manual with it though, so I'm not sure how to set it up. Can anyone share what the manual says or what settings you run? Is it worth letting a proffessional set it up maybe?

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Max Kool kindly shared a manual online here

I took mine to a specialist after people told me it would make a significant difference and they were totally right. Some of the best money I've spent on the bike
 

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I recently bough at Desert Sled 2017 with only 3000 kms on it. I think the suspenions feels harsh, so would like to try to set it up better. I didn´t get a manual with it though, so I'm not sure how to set it up. Can anyone share what the manual says or what settings you run? Is it worth letting a proffessional set it up maybe?

Best regards,
Matthias
The fork oil is 668 cc's of 7.5W. I just drained and replaced with 668 cc's of 5W. I set it with the off-road specification from page 124 of the owners manual that you can download online. That is, compression fully open, rebound 14 clicks from fully closed and preload 10 turns in from fully unloaded. In the rear I set the spring preload at .78" and rebound damping 1.5 turns out from fully closed.
Also, consider running your tire pressure at about 26# front and rear. To reduce stiction in the fork, pop the dust boots down and run about a finger of very light grease around the stanchion and refit the boots.
These step made quite a bit of difference and probably saved me $1,000 in upgraded suspension. If you do want to upgrade, consider calling Race Tech. They have some experience with Sleds ( check out Mint 400 ).
 

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To reduce stiction in the fork, pop the dust boots down and run about a finger of very light grease around the stanchion and refit the boots.
I'm having a fair amount of stiction I think. I want to make sure the grease I use is safe/compatible with the fork seals. What type of grease is best for this?
 

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I'm having a fair amount of stiction I think. I want to make sure the grease I use is safe/compatible with the fork seals. What type of grease is best for this?
Any automotive grease will work, since they have to be compatible with neoprene seals. I've heard of wheel bearing grease being used, but I would avoid the ones with fibers mixed in. I used suspension grease that I got at a bicycle shop. I think it's called Slick Honey.
 
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