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(FACTORY SHOCK MODELS ONLY)
ABOUT THE PATENTED TRACK SYSTEM
The purpose of the TRACK System
is to increase shock performance over high-speed square edge
bumps. It increases traction and control, by ensuring constant contact between the tire rubber and
the track surface. It also reduces feedback through the handlebars, reducing the dreaded
“arm-pump” and increases rider endurance.
The TRACK System
momentarily reduces the hydraulic resistance of the shock
absorber under extra high speed blows. The pressure threshold at which the TRACK
operates and the duration of the pressure relief can be controlled with the
star shaped knob. A spring loaded floating piston inside the TRACK
controls the threshold pressure and the travel of the floating piston will dictate
the duration of the pressure relief. By turning in the TRACK System
knob (clockwise), the
spring preload is increased thus increasing the threshold pressure. Subsequently, turning
in the knob will also reduce the floating piston travel and the pressure relief duration.
The TRACK System
can provide an advantage in various track conditions and on different
surface types: MX (braking bumps, sharp edge woops, high speed ripples), XC (uneven terrain
in corners, tree roots, holes) and DESERT (high speed ripples, rocks, holes).
Below are the steps to take to ensure the TRACK System
is always performing at it highest potential.
1 – Set correct Ride Height (sag)
2 – Turn the TRACK System
knob CLOCKWISE until it stops, this CLOSES (disengages) the system
3 – Ride the vehicle to set the High-Speed Compression, Low-Speed Compression and Rebound
adjustments (pages 12-14). Those adjustments must be set properly before using and/or setting
the TRACK System
. Adjustments should be made in small increments (2-3 click)
4 – Open the TRACK System
one or two clicks at a time by turning it COUNTER-CLOCKWISE (OPEN)
5 – The TRACK System
is properly set when it provides additional plushness upon harsh impacts
without causing excessive diving in turns or causing bottoming-out
Typical ride height: MX: Front: 7 to 7.5 inches - Rear: 6.75 to 7.25 inches
XC: Front 7.25 to 7.75 inches - Rear: 7 to 7.5 inches
Adjustment settings (all counts from closed or “fully in position”):
Front: Low-Speed Compression (red knob): 5-20 clicks
High-Speed Compression (black knob): 5-15 clicks
(star-shaped knob): 2-5 clicks
Rear: Low-Speed Compression (red knob): 5-20 clicks
High-Speed Compression (black knob): 3-15 clicks
(star-shaped knob): 1-4 clicks
IMPORTANT: The TRACK System
must be serviced exclusively by the ELKA Factory Service Dept.
to ensure optimum performance and longer oil life.