Another Suspension Thread I'm Afraid
My 04 10 is still on stock settings and i was thinking about fiddling with the suspension this weekend, i've reada loads of threads on here and i think i've got my head round how it all works now.
However, a friend has just bought an 04 10 and is fairly handy with suspension and has suggested the following
"You weigh about the same as me (150 Pounds), not good when the suspension is already
hard. Are you saying the bike oversteers, because the first thing I noticed
when I rode mine back from Peterbog was how it fell into slow corners
(roundabouts etc.) It's setup for fast smooth sweepers as std. I should
I would start with setting the sag to see if the spring rate is soft enough,
if not it may be best just to go straight for a replacement shock. If the
sag can be setup OK, I would back the compression right off and reduce the
rebound to mid travel. It is better to start soft and gradually increase
damping until it gets too harsh. It's never gonna handle our roads perfectly
but as long as it doesn't buck and slap all the time it should be OK.
Dropping the forks 3mm would put more weight on the front but might make it
oversteer even more, if that is the problem."
Do you guys agree with what hes saying?