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2003 RC51 Suspension sag rate

Does anyone know the suspension sag rate for a 2003 RC51. Need to set is up but don't know what to set the sage at for a 17lb rider. Does anyone know?
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Roughly speaking,

At the rear:
Static sag: 5-10mm
Rider sag: 30-35mm

At the front:
Static sag: 10-15mm
Rider sag: 30-38mm
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Does anyone know what the stock suspension was set up for from the factory (rider weight)?

I checked out the sport rider guide for suspension set up and it lists different settings for different years, but I thought this bikes suspension was the same for all years?
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Does anyone know what the stock suspension was set up for from the factory (rider weight)?

I checked out the sport rider guide for suspension set up and it lists different settings for different years, but I thought this bikes suspension was the same for all years?
The '02-'06 OEM base settings for stock suspension are:

Front preload: 6 turns CW from full soft (CCW)
Compression: 12 clicks CCW from full hard (CW).
Rebound: 1 turn CCW from from full hard (CW). Should have punch marks aligned.

Rear preload: Ramp 5 from full soft (ramp 1).
Compression: 10 clicks CCW from full hard (CW).
Rebound: 1 turn CCW from full hard (CW). Should have punch marks aligned.

LIGHTLY turn the rebound adjusters to the full hard stop or risk damaging the adjuster.
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i dont think the bike will allow you to set the sag for a 17lb rider. front sag should be set to approx 35-40mm's, and rear at 25-30mm's depending on the type of riding you do.
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The '02-'06 OEM base settings for stock suspension are:

Front preload: 6 turns CW from full soft (CCW)
Compression: 12 clicks CCW from full hard (CW).
Rebound: 1 turn CCW from from full hard (CW). Should have punch marks aligned.

Rear preload: Ramp 5 from full soft (ramp 1).
Compression: 10 clicks CCW from full hard (CW).
Rebound: 1 turn CCW from full hard (CW). Should have punch marks aligned.

LIGHTLY turn the rebound adjusters to the full hard stop or risk damaging the adjuster.
so.... CW? Or (CCW)? I'm confused.

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so.... CW? Or (CCW)? I'm confused.
CW = Clock Wise

CCW = Counter Clock Wise

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