GSXS 1000 Forum banner

1 - 20 of 237 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
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.;)
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
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?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
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 :D
Makes all the difference!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
647 Posts
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 :D
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.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
Discussion Starter #7
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):eek: 0:)
 

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

·
Registered
Joined
·
219 Posts
Discussion Starter #12 (Edited)
I really like their touring/sports range I've been using them for over 8 years now think the latest are BT-023.
my friend drives on his FZ1 naked pirelli angel GT(sport turing) and he is very happy with them.
i just want something more sticky for cornering.>:D therefore i think ill go with rosso corsa after the origin are finished.;)

about suspension settings i tested them today and its a whole new bike now ( i think they are perfect now);)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
647 Posts
A set of tyres usually last me about 5 years and I worry about super sticky rubber going off quicker than a touring tyre compound. I'm probably talking rubbish but that's my mindset.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
25 Posts
Sport touring tires will be better when the temps are lower. Super sticky really need the warmer weather to feel good all the time - IMO.

Glad to here it comes with a C-type spanner, was a pain in da butt finding one for my gixxer.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Not sure about the UK, but if you want new tires. The best thing to do is buy some new ones, & put those on. Then sell the used ones on some type of yard sale website locally.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
131 Posts
Anyone able to suggest approximate suspension settings on a F version for a 68 kg rider?

Even at min preload I doubt of sag is more than about 20 mm
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
131 Posts
Back on suspension. Can anyone suggest settings for a 1000F. When delivered dealer had adjusted as follows
Forks -
Preload position 1(softest ) this because I only weigh 68kg
Compression 11 clicks out
Rebound 9 clicks out

Shock
Preload position 2 ( second softest - for my weight again) 3 is stock on F
Rebound 1 1/2 turns out.

Was fine on good roads -but very "pogo stick" like at front on secondary bumpy roads.
I have now experimented a bit, but ended up going closer to stock and now have front rebound 8 out and compression 9 out .
Not convinced yet though, as rear feels soft and front still a bit harsh, so bike does not feel balance front to back.

Any suggestions would be appreciated !!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
415 Posts
Here's a tip: only change one setting at a time. Rebounding too fast could mean you are getting the pogo effect you describe, your rebound needs slowing (or harder if you prefer) so adjust only the front one or two clicks at a time until it feels better. Next do the same with the rear.

After that start on compression until you feel it become acceptably compliant over bumps. Keep in mind that you are going for a compromise setting as we don't have high and low speed adjustments.

Before all this set the sag on the bike by adjusting preload. Best achieved with another person to hold the bike. About 30mm is common. All this can be found with a quick Google search to provide various methods to accomplish the above.
 
1 - 20 of 237 Posts
Top