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post #11 of 15 Old 10-02-2017, 08:32 PM
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Sorry to revive a dead thread but I got a question about the suspension settings on my 08 10r. On slow turns, it feels like the bike wants to tank slap. Now, I know the seals and stabilizer are good. I'm a thick, athletic girl, 5'6" 185lbs with full gear. I just bought the bike about 2 weeks ago from my roommate who let me borrow it once or twice before so I'm a little familiar with the ZX10r. It's got 4 lines visible at the top of the forks (that's rebound, right? Not too sure about suspension tuning). Any info on how to tune it? Thanks!
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Sorry to revive a dead thread but I got a question about the suspension settings on my 08 10r. On slow turns, it feels like the bike wants to tank slap. Now, I know the seals and stabilizer are good. I'm a thick, athletic girl, 5'6" 185lbs with full gear. I just bought the bike about 2 weeks ago from my roommate who let me borrow it once or twice before so I'm a little familiar with the ZX10r. It's got 4 lines visible at the top of the forks (that's rebound, right? Not too sure about suspension tuning). Any info on how to tune it? Thanks!
Define slow turns and what do you mean it feels like it wants to tank slap?

First thing, check the tires.. are the wearing correct? How much air pressure are you running. My first thing is that you're likely way too low. Nearly everyone rides with ledss pressure than they should be.

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Define slow turns and what do you mean it feels like it wants to tank slap?

First thing, check the tires.. are the wearing correct? How much air pressure are you running. My first thing is that you're likely way too low. Nearly everyone rides with ledss pressure than they should be.
Like I have to put down a lot of counter steering during low speed (sub 20 mph) banks
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Yes much what SkyDork says, eliminate the basics for road riding start with 36f 42r, check wheel swing at. & head bearings for play, check the damper is doing something tighten it right up, then go out & assess what's not happening with the suspension. The Gen3 was not the best handling but for fast everyday riding it'd as good as anything else out there. Simple servicing, change the oil front & back that can make a difference. I had a Gen3 makeover by K-Tech = new springs front & rear with RE-valving for about 600 US the difference was day & night. But eliminate the simple things first.
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Yes much what SkyDork says, eliminate the basics for road riding start with 36f 42r, check wheel swing at. & head bearings for play, check the damper is doing something tighten it right up, then go out & assess what's not happening with the suspension. The Gen3 was not the best handling but for fast everyday riding it'd as good as anything else out there. Simple servicing, change the oil front & back that can make a difference. I had a Gen3 makeover by K-Tech = new springs front & rear with RE-valving for about 600 US the difference was day & night. But eliminate the simple things first.
I'll do this as soon as I sort out the other stuff going on with the engine.
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