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  1. speedy14
    03-11-2015 08:56 PM - permalink
    speedy14
    Ngo. I would take all the spacers out. lower the forks till they are flush with the triple clamps. Then get your sag set for your weight. Start out with middle of the range on the compression and adjusters thengo ride it. If it is standing up coming out of a corner then back off a little (2clicks) on the compression on the shock and ride it again. You want the rear shock to be able to react
  2. speedy14
    12-16-2014 12:03 AM - permalink
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    Ngo018
    I have not on this site for a while. I changed all my settings after having a bonified AMA suspension tuner go over my bike. He completely changed the geometry by taking all the spacers out of the rear shock and also lowering the forks in the triple clamps until the top of the adjuster screws were flush. I thought he was jacking with me until I took it out on the track and DUDE! The bike tracked exactly where I put it! I am tall at 6'5" and are pretty strong so event though it steers a little slower it was worth it on the track. Mid corner corrections when leaned way over are a snap now. It is VERY stable. From what he told me, The new generation bikes run better somewhat slammed in the rear. If you are a track rider/ racer try it. It made all the difference to me. The pros are even installing additional longer fork caps( I think Traction Dynamics or Racetech sells them) so they can move the forks even further down (raising the front end). Evidently the steering geometry changes radically with this adjustment.. Go with no spacers in the rear shock.(just stock length) Raise the front end and take it out on the track. You will see what I mean! I generally run my damping pretty firm on the smoother tracks like Circuit of The Americas here in Austin. Rougher/ bumpier tracks like TWS or Moter sport ranch. need a little softer compression damping front and rear to handle the small stutter bumps often found at the braking poins before a turn. . Of course if you are just street riding then your needs may differ. The Zx10 is a great bike when you get the suspension dialed in. I tend to try to carry a lot of corner speed so I want it ultra stable with good feedback from the front end.. A guy named James Lee was the suspension tuner. He really knew his stuff. Alas he moved to California but he really got my bike as well as many others at the track working well. He even refilled the TTX with Nitrogen. It was pretty low after a whole season and when he refilled it the compression smoothed out dramatically... Good luck. I am often telling the new guys that immediately wand to hop up the motor that they need to get the suspension dialed in first. I always tell the new guys that the faster they get the better suspension they need. All that power will be your enemy if you cannot put it to the ground
    I run the Pirelli sc2 slicks with the 200/60 in the rear. It is a little taller than the 190 and seems to work well You have to keep the Pirellis hot to work well.
    As far as the spring rates you use it will depend on your weight. The stock shock is decent for someone around 150 to170lbs. But once you start getting faster you wii want the Ohlins TT. It is worth the money believe me. The front forks are pretty good and I just run a firmer spring (due to my weight at around 240 in full leathers etc.) I learned the hard way to they to run in hard trail braking late while leaned over when the front end is not firm enough. I tucked the front end on my ZX10 three years ago at about 70mph and tore up my bike and a brand new pair of custom made Pilot leathers. LOL.. Oh well it comes with th sport. I still love it and still go for it even though I'm an old fart now at 60 !

    Have fun while you can. Life is short my friend
    Take care. Mark.
  3. Ngo018
    10-09-2014 01:55 PM - permalink
    Ngo018
    Hi, i would like to ask for an advise and thanks in edvance.
    I just changed stock shock to ttx. I used 4.5mm shims with 200/60 pirelli superbike tyres with stock shock. I just wonder what is a real difference between stock and ohlins ttx lengths and whether i will still need shims. Thanks for your time!

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