Been riding my TC for a year now and love it for short distances!
I'm a heavy dude (99kg) and got a little problem.
Sometimes my rear end hits my rear fender when I take a speed bump to fast...
I've been trying to adjust my rear suspension with that special key but the thing doesn't budge one bit!
It's stuck! I've tried to grease it and it still won't budge!
Thanks! And enjoy the rides!!!!
How you doing Jim. I'm right here with you on this problem! Weighing 115kg myself and am constantly bottoming out the rear.
You can try spraying a generous amount of WD40 onto the locking nuts, leave it for a minute and then try it again. Also be sure you try and twist the nuts away from each other, not towards the other since that would just tighten it (don't take offence into me stating the obvious).
I must advice you though, dialling the shock to a harder position won't do much good though: you'll one problem for another.
Instead of the rear hitting the read fender, you'll have a unbearably uncomfortable ride that is like riding a hard tail bicycle.
Upgrading the shock for one with more travel and preferably adjustable rebound are the only solutions 🙁 The rear shock on the TC is just craptacular quality I'm afraid.
Stock shock have 30mm of travel with 260mm eye to eye... Change it to 270mm. There is 270mm DNM for pitbikes, with gas expansion chamber on hose, so you can mount it to the frame. You will have nice progressive suspension with longer travel (circa 50mm).
Stock suspension is a shitty pogo stick. But that's one of the reasons the price of the bike is relatively low.
Stock suspension is a shitty pogo stick.
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Very good way of putting it!
Thanks for the suggestion though, I've been browsing shock catalogues for a while but nothing caught my eye so far.
Do you have any experience with the DNM one?
But yeah @Jim , just change the rear shock as adjusting the nuts won't help you I'm afraid.
So I did the change for this one :
STONEDER 270mm 350LBS DNM MK-AR
The result are amazing, however :
1) the stopper needs to be redone to be sure the saddle does not touch the fender
2) because of this, it is not possible to weight more that 80kgs / 176 lbs, and no seocnd passenger.
Other than that it is like being on a flying carper.