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What are some good and bad for turning all the rebounds and compressions to high on the my gen 3 ....
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post it in tire and suspension section, you will get a lot more feedback.

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There would be no "goods" to arbitrarily turning the suspension settings to their max. The "bads" would be a shitty ride, increased tire wear, instability, poor handling, etc. etc.

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There would be no "goods" to arbitrarily turning the suspension settings to their max. The "bads" would be a shitty ride, increased tire wear, instability, poor handling, etc. etc.
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What do I need to do ....to set it up for a passenger
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You will not find a suspension setup that will work "correctly" for carrying a passenger and for NOT carrying a passenger without having to make adjustments.

Theoretically, when you carry a passenger, you should increase rear preload (by a lot) to minimize the change in rear ride height (which affects the steering a lot) and it will most likely want stiffer compression and rebound settings. The moment the passenger jumps off, the suspension will now be wrong for NOT carrying a passenger.

What most people do when carrying a passenger (including myself) is NOT make any adjustments and just ride a lot more conservatively so that the screwed-up steering doesn't cause a problem.

If you are going to be carrying a passenger most of the time, then perhaps it might be worth optimizing it for the passenger-carrying conditions ... but an even more appropriate course of action might be to get a different bike that has better passenger accommodations ... I regard sport-bike passenger seats as "emergency use only", hence no suspension adjustments warranted, just ride slower and carefully so that you both get home.


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You will not find a suspension setup that will work "correctly" for carrying a passenger and for NOT carrying a passenger without having to make adjustments.



Theoretically, when you carry a passenger, you should increase rear preload (by a lot) to minimize the change in rear ride height (which affects the steering a lot) and it will most likely want stiffer compression and rebound settings. The moment the passenger jumps off, the suspension will now be wrong for NOT carrying a passenger.



What most people do when carrying a passenger (including myself) is NOT make any adjustments and just ride a lot more conservatively so that the screwed-up steering doesn't cause a problem.



If you are going to be carrying a passenger most of the time, then perhaps it might be worth optimizing it for the passenger-carrying conditions ... but an even more appropriate course of action might be to get a different bike that has better passenger accommodations ... I regard sport-bike passenger seats as "emergency use only", hence no suspension adjustments warranted, just ride slower and carefully so that you both get home.

well said btw! Especially the "emergency use only".

Preload is the most important and you probably won't have enough adjustment to compensate for an extra passenger with just the OEM spring. The compression and rebound settings will vary according to the variables (ie- how much extra weight for the passenger, how hard you intend to ride, how smooth the surface is, etc). But as stated, you usually increase these a bit.



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