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post #1 of 6 Old 02-10-2008, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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need help setting up suspension

just curious what the proper way to set up my suspension on my 07 10.Im 270 lbs and havent touched it yet. any info would be great
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I dont think you can set up the suspension without changing your spring rate. Most litter bikes come with spring rates for riders under 200lbs. There are a lot of posts on this, do a little search and good luck.
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Here is a good site to use for spring rates http://www.racetech.com/evalving/eng...name=eng lish


From Racetech......

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Rider Weight: 270 lbs.
Recommended Spring Rate: 1.048 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Fork Spring Rate (measured): 1.000 kg/mm (stock)


Rear
Rider Weight: 270 lbs
Recommended Spring Rate for Street: 10.38 kg/mm (use closest available)
Stock Shock Spring Rate (measured): 8.3 kg/mm (stock)


So it looks like the front is close but the rear is off by quite a bit.
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stock isnt 1.0 kg on the front.
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Yeah, this is something that Im going to try to get done when weather gets warm. Im going to use the suggested settings from sport rider magazine. I am about 200 lbs. I know that the stock settings are way to soft for me. Hopefully bike will come alive when I get sag set and adjust suspension a bit.
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Actually on the 06-07 10R the front springs are actually quite stiff. I am not sure it will be stiff enough for a 270lb person but I am just over 200lb with all my gear and managed to get my preload set up without running out of adjustment.
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