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New suspension parts came with questions

I have been on the forum long enough now that you guys have convinced me to upgrade my suspension, and i recently purchased a Ohlins rear shock and a DK link. I assume it is an HO204, but am not sure. I have not put these parts on the bike yet but I wanted to ask a few questions before I do. I don't anticipate any problems putting them on, as I have done this type of thing before, but in reading lots of threads I have seen some confusing information about setting up the shock and bike after these mods. Firstly, I have heard that the DK Link will raise the rear ride height. Is this something that can be compensated for with the Ohlins shock? I run a 190/55, so I don't want to raise it too much and risk tucking the front the next time I go to the track. Along these lines, I was talking with someone who raced RC51's way back and he said that I should raise both the front and back for better handling, and I should get fork extenders to do this. This is not something I have read about on this forum, what do you guys think?

I guess lastly, this is a used shock, what settings should I reset it to? What settings does Kyle Racing recommend with the DK link? I am 182lb when I get out of the shower, what spring do I need with the DK link? Is there a chart I can refer too?

Let me know what you think. Thanks!

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Here are baseline settings from the manual.
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I have no idea what spring you need. And it changes with the DK vs stock link. You could call DK and discuss with them all your questions. They also have some of the best prices for springs, fork work, parts, etc.

There are front and rear suspension buying guides in the suspension subforum with info that should be helpful. Read that. Then search the forum for other discussions. You'll find more info digging up what has been discussed already than will ever be posted in this thread. And it's a good start while you wait.

Enjoy the upgrades.

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Above all, just email Dan or Mike at Kyle racing and they'll answer any question you have. You'll thank me later.

If you need a spring swap done locally, feel free to hit me up.
I'm just north of the cities.

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