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post #1 of 10 Old 07-10-2005, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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Hi folks, can anybody point me in the right direction as to suspension adjustments,I find that my 10 is a bit too hard on bumpy roads ,I weigh in at 161 pounds ,please help.
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A great place to start is www.ohlins.com even though you don't have their stuff you can download their manuals that give very detailed and excellent setup information, step by step with pics. Oh yeah, and have a few extra donuts in the morning!
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Initially from stock. I set my preload (sag) which mainly included backing off on the rear spring. I think I wound up with a little less than 1 inch of threads showing. Then I backed off the compression damping a little on both the front and rear. That helped. I weigh 170 lbs.

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Initially from stock. I set my preload (sag) which mainly included backing off on the rear spring. I think I wound up with a little less than 1 inch of threads showing. Then I backed off the compression damping a little on both the front and rear. That helped. I weigh 170 lbs.

I did exactly the same with the compression damping. and I weigh a little more then 170 (190)

I also took a little preload out of the front fork.
I took a little out of the rear too but put it back because it was causing the bike to wallow a little on me through the corners felt good around town though.

I owuld guess with your weight you could take preload out of front and rear and soften the compession damping a click or two..
make small adjustments you'll be amazed at the difference you feel.

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thanks for advice folks have done some adjusting & also let some pressure out of tyres [33f37r]will let you know how it is cos I've been pissed all weekend
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Hi folks, can anybody point me in the right direction as to suspension adjustments,I find that my 10 is a bit too hard on bumpy roads ,I weigh in at 161 pounds ,please help.
I was struggling to find a good set up for the normal rubbish UK roads and in the end I found that the best for me (160lb) was close to the PB settings.
Try these:
Front rebound: 2 clicks out from fully in
Front compression: 7 clicks out
Rear rebound: 2 turns out
Rear compression: 5 turns out
Rear preload I left the same and front preload I backed off 1 line from standard.

The bike now sits down a bit more when hard on the throttle out of corners and it's lost the front end chatter it suffered from before.
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I was struggling to find a good set up for the normal rubbish UK roads and in the end I found that the best for me (160lb) was close to the PB settings.
Try these:
Front rebound: 2 clicks out from fully in
Front compression: 7 clicks out
Rear rebound: 2 turns out
Rear compression: 5 turns out
Rear preload I left the same and front preload I backed off 1 line from standard.

The bike now sits down a bit more when hard on the throttle out of corners and it's lost the front end chatter it suffered from before.
Thanks Andy,I weigh about the same as you so I'll try those tomorrow,BTW

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heres a little help.

http://www.gpsuspension.com/

http://www.crstuning.com/

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You will definatly have to take out a bunch of rear preload out to get to 25-30mm sag. As far as the front goies you will probably end up somewhere between 6-7 lines showing (mine is at 6.5) on the front preload adjusters for a 34mm sag. In the rear I had 14mm of thread showing on the preload. FWIW I weigh 155 w/o gear, and had 28mm of sag with this setting. As far as comp/rebound goes, Front i think was 9 reb/ 8 comp. Rear 1.75 reb/ 3.75 comp. These setting yielded the best results for ME on the street using stock suspension components. YMMV. Hope this helps to at least get you started.
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Hi danno try these settings front sag with rider 39mm rear sag with rider 26mm front comp 7 clicks from fully in rebound 2 clicks from fully in rear comp 4 turns from fully in rebound 1 1/4 turns from fully in. if youre finding the bike too hard backing off the preload wont sort the problem you may need softer springs and a revalve but try these setting first the damping settings were the ones used by performance bike and work well personally I felt the need to change the rear shock and link.
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