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Suspension setings

Postby Boss » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:45 pm

Looking for maybe a website or general advice on how to set a street , stock suspension sport bike up. People talk about how much you weigh and all that....but on the street..does it really make a dif if your aint draggin knee? I used to have a link to a site that gave race specs and the how too on how much to back it down to get a certain feel...but it is gone. I understand compression and rebound and all that jazz, but i would like to know where to start. Thanks!
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby smileyman » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:18 pm

Motorcyclist.com
Sportrider.com
Racetech.com

For the street i trust Sportriders baseline settings as Kent Kunitsugu weighs out like me...
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby yfzttracer » Fri Jul 01, 2011 10:20 pm

Always start by setting your sag. Yes even for the street it makes a huge difference on how the bike rides and feels.

here is a great video on setting up your suspension.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK3flKxf41U&feature=feedf_more
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby Rub'n » Sat Jul 02, 2011 4:26 pm

+1 on setting your sag!

It makes your suspension work within it's specified limits.

And don't be afraid of twisting your knobs afterwards.....ONLY You can judge what works for You.
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby Shelby » Sun Jul 03, 2011 2:34 pm

Boss I've had really good luck with the SportRider suggestions as per Smiley's reference.
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby Boss » Mon Jul 04, 2011 7:20 pm

Thanks folks! Keep em comin though. As stated we all ride differently. I will take all the suggestions and go from there. I cant wait to see how it feels after "fixin" it!
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby K4GSXR750 » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:41 pm

I'd think it all depends on riding style. I'm 6'0, 230. I'm not into dragging knee so much as making my front wheel defy gravity! As long as the suspension isn't too soft, then it comes up pretty easy for me. I always ride alone though...
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby Boss » Mon Jul 25, 2011 9:03 pm

I too am not into draggin knee...yet! I now have an 05 ZX-10 that has a 8" stretch on it. It is slightly lowered. I did well with my 07 750 that was done the same way. This one just feels ALOT different! I know they are different bikes...but the concept is still the same. I love corners (i know some of you guys are shakin your heads) AND i also love the straight line. Its a tough median but i am happy with a good "in the middle" setting..or something i can go back and forth to works also. I did that with the 750. It worked well. No i cant keep up with Dan or for that fact probably most of you. It is fun either way.
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Re: Suspension setings

Postby IGpoobah » Mon Jul 25, 2011 10:12 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEwX8TOn1YY

Videos are always better than reading!

I used this guys videos to set up my bike which is no easy task for a 275# guy. Worked good.
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