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Help! Gen 3 Suspension Setup (220lbs) Looking for the suspension manual

Searched but can't find anything except for the stock service manual.

I want to setup my gen3 suspension properly for me (220lbs 5'10")

I've heard that at my weight I should probably buy a stiffer spring for the rear and re valve the rear shock to get optimal performance. But I pretty much just want to setup the best I can with the stock spring/shock.

I found these but the links don't work anymore. Any help or the new links to these would be great!! Thanks

Suspension/Misc Section

08 ZX1000E Setup Suspension.pdf(Right Click, Save As)

Gary J's Suspension Seminar.pdf (Right Click, Save As)
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absolutely need a stiffer rear spring
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The first one is suggseted settings, which can be hit or miss, due to rider weights and preferences. The other links are methods for setting suspension...

http://www.sportrider.com/suspension.../kawasaki.html



http://www.moto-racing.co.uk/Guides/...nsionSetup.htm

http://www.sportrider.com/suspension...n_setup_guide/

http://www.sportrider.com/motorcycle_suspension/

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You will pretty much max the suspension preload and reboad settng.

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absolutely need a stiffer rear spring
+1 million on changing the rear spring!

Attack could not set up the stock suspension with the stock rear spring OP...

The front end is fine for a 220lbs rider.

Right now your bike turns into a chopper every time you sit on the bike...

Changing rear spring was like adding 20HP to the motor for me... I am that much faster after changing the rear spring (Racetech)!
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thanks, I think I am going to get a racetech spring and take the bike to metric devil moto in Horsham, Pa. to have them setup the suspension for me.
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thanks, I think I am going to get a racetech spring and take the bike to metric devil moto in Horsham, Pa. to have them setup the suspension for me.
respect for taking care of the suspension before you toss money at go fast parts...
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respect for taking care of the suspension before you toss money at go fast parts...
lol yeah well I have to get the bike re-dynotuned this spring as well, because I gutted the cats, changing to a m4 street slayer pipe, deleted the sai pump/block off plates, and added a k&n filter so gotta get it retuned. Im hoping for high 160's whp. Bike was previously dynotuned and only mods were two brothers slip on and pcIII.

I am due for a new rear tire so I think I am going to be trying out the new michelin power 3's.

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lol yeah well I have to get the bike re-dynotuned this spring as well, because I gutted the cats, changing to a m4 street slayer pipe, deleted the sai pump/block off plates, and added a k&n filter so gotta get it retuned. Im hoping for high 160's whp. Bike was previously dynotuned and only mods were two brothers slip on and pcIII.

I am due for a new rear tire so I think I am going to be trying out the new michelin power 3's.
Good stuff... Can't go wrong with Michelin. I'm running 2ct's and they are FANTASTIC!
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i weigh about 210 geared up and i went with the racetech 11.6kg/mm (strongest spring) makes the bike ride so much better. much more control of the bike.
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