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post #1 of 182 Old 06-28-2015, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension settings

Has anybody done something to the suspension settings yet?
i think the original is too soft.(i am 90+ kg) and she trys to understeer in corners.
i tryed below one which was from a magazin but didnt had a chance to test it properly yet. ill test it this week and let u know.

if someone has any suspension settings suggestions please let me know.
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First you need to setup the (sag) for your weight - that's with gear on. Then you can start dialling her in. For myself, I generally set with 30mm of sag - but that's just my preference.

Any idea what the stock front springs' weight is?
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First you need to setup the (sag) for your weight - that's with gear on. Then you can start dialling her in. For myself, I generally set with 30mm of sag - but that's just my preference.

Any idea what the stock front springs' weight is?
I have no idea. I just went with suggested setting from magazine and after some drives I will work her from there.

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Take your bike to a suspension tuner and have them setup your suspension, it will be the best money you will spend.
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It's actually not hard to do. With a wheel chock all you need is a buddy to measure. Without wheel chock you need two buddies - one to hold the bike with you sitting on it and the other to measure.
*You will need a spanner wrench for the rear shock - just an FYI. In the case you wanted to try this yourself.

The end result is well worth the efforts.

As mentioned above, hiring a suspension tuner is also a good suggestion.

Nothing like having your bike dialed in perfectly
Makes all the difference!
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It's actually not hard to do. With a wheel chock all you need is a buddy to measure. Without wheel chock you need two buddies - one to hold the bike with you sitting on it and the other to measure.
*You will need a spanner wrench for the rear shock - just an FYI. In the case you wanted to try this yourself.

The end result is well worth the efforts.

As mentioned above, hiring a suspension tuner is also a good suggestion.

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Makes all the difference!
You get a C ring spanner in the tool kit so thats one problem out of the way.
I went soft one click rear rebound and soft one click front compression.
Seems to track better on corners but I will do the sag one day soon.
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So... I went with:
Rear spreeng orig. 4 My 6
Rear rebund. Orig. 1circle my 0.5 circle

Front preload left as origin
Rebound orig. 8 My 6
Compression orig. 8 My 7

It's good. I just have to work on front a little after few more km.
now she doesn't push the front so much anymore better thrue the corners. Before that I lost the front tire thrue a corner by 130 kmph ( not very nice experience)

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I don't like the tyres at all on this bike.
going to put some Bridgestones on next year.
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I don't like the tyres at all on this bike.
going to put some Bridgestones on next year.
Which ones? I was thinking of pirrelli Rosso corsa or Rosso I I
What about m7 metzeler?

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I really like their touring/sports range I've been using them for over 8 years now think the latest are BT-023.
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