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7/29/2009 6:37 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/30/2009 4:58 PM

Ya know...just sayin'

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8/4/2009 6:49 PM

Chicks dig shims.

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8/12/2009 12:22 PM

can someone define for me what shims are? i don't think my forks have them (marzo 888 SL ATA)

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keepin' it loose since 1993

8/22/2009 3:55 PM

mat prior wrote:

can someone define for me what shims are? i don't think my forks have them (marzo 888 SL ATA)

Shims provide damping in suspension by covering up a valve so theonlyway for oil to get through is by bending the shims open. The more shims you have, the harder it is for the oil to flow, ie making your forks firmer or rebound slower.

good diagrams here

http://www.mxboards.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=23

And no, your 888 doesn't have them but the 2010 ones do

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8/30/2009 5:34 PM

mat prior wrote:

can someone define for me what shims are? i don't think my forks have them (marzo 888 SL ATA)

my forks are all in the kitchen drawer, but i think i left one in the office earlier this am...im a slob

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10/13/2009 12:15 PM

Not sure on the 888, but some of the older Marz. forks used a port valve. This means that the oil control comes from the size of the holes in the valve and damping tube. This is limiting though, and you can not change high OR low speed damping. Both will change with each adjustment.

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10/13/2009 9:46 PM

So true

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10/14/2009 8:57 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2009 9:02 AM

Shim shim-in-ey, shim chim-in-ey Shim shim cher-oo! Give me your shock and I'll tune it for you!


Oh shit, here come Omar.

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10/14/2009 4:17 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/14/2009 4:18 PM

Spent $275 and a week at PUSH and got a fjork full of shims back. Should have had it SHOVE'd instead.

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Suck All You Want. I'll Make More.

11/21/2009 8:00 AM

I got an e-mail about how I could have more shims in just three to four weeks, increasing the performance of my suspension, and thus gaining the love of my otherwise-disappointed girlfriend. I was so tempted by the promise of more shims that I opened the attachment in the e-mail, but it took me to a site with only text. Now my computer doesn't work as well.

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11/23/2009 2:22 PM

Its not about more shims, its about the girth of your shim and the motion in the oil

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11/24/2009 6:30 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/4/2011 5:10 PM

joss wrote:

I got an e-mail about how I could have more shims in just three to four weeks, increasing the performance of my suspension, ...more


Stupid nigerian shims.
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11/24/2009 10:37 AM

I've heard that once you experience nigeian shims, you will never go back.

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11/24/2009 10:48 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:18 AM

My girlfriend laughs at my shim. Kinda sucks. But it's old and has a chip broken off it and I didn't keep it lubricated so it's all discolored. Oh well.
It led a shims life.


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Suck All You Want. I'll Make More.

11/24/2009 11:29 AM

Are we still talking about suspension? wink

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