Gen 4: 2011-2015 Suspension Setup - Kawasaki ZX-10R.net
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post #1 of 19 Old 03-12-2016, 09:09 AM Thread Starter
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Suspension Setup

So I have an Ohlins TTX rear shock, Ohlins 30mm cartridge kit, and Dan Kyle Black link. I'm currently 195lbs without gear.

Now that we have that out of the way. What are your guys settings? What is ride height, forks height, and you other settings. Are you guys raising the rear at all with the Ohlins and Link?

It was setup pretty well with all the stock stuff but I want to get a good baseline with all the new stuff.

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oem complete; 166 plus or minus a couple wet; all good.
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Shock length 313 mm messured with loose spring, eye to eye. No shims. Comp 10 out reb 14 out. Stock links.

I have K tech cart forks but its mounted even with top clamp, just cap above upper.

Swingarm length 575mm +/- 5mm

Everything according to recomendations from pro Ohlins mechanic.

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There are some videos on Youtube called suspension for mortals from Traxxion Dynamics that explain geometry; Rake, Trail, and swingarm angles.
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These videos can help you understand why you are trying to raise or lower your forks in the triple, and adjust the rear ride height. Its not terribly hard to to once you understand what he's getting at.
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Also, don't forget something as simple as setting your spring preloads aka rider sag.
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I'll set up the sag with my friend. Im more worried about the rear shock length with the new link. I have to figure out base settings for the forks.
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I have the exact same setup as you except my TTX shock was revalved and resprung for the black link. same weight

My settings on Pirelli's and have also run Dunlops.
rear shock: stock length, but 8mm shims under the clevis
6 turns in of preload
9 clicks out comp
4 clicks out reb

front forks: 5mm above the triple
14 turns out preload
6 clicks out comp
3 clicks out reb

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What do you mean under clevis? Can't you adjust ride height on the ohlins?
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When you get the spring for your weight installed you can get the correct shock length set also. Might as well make sure you go to a tuner that's familiar with the recall on these shocks and addresses that too while he's doing the spring and shock length.
Once correctly setup it works very well.
Forks should have the caps flush to the triples (on the 30mm ohlins setup).
Set the correct sag, then rest of the clickers near the middle and start from there.

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