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Has anyone found a website that lists the suggested suspension settings for the 2007 zx-10r or the 2007 gsxr 1000? i can only find settings for the 06's on both of them
 

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gixxer.com :gve:

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they dont have it :heyyou:

i checked sport rider too and either do they

i figured with all the suspension goo ruu's on this site someone would know something :helmet:
 

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To ask someone what suspension settings they use is like asking someone what gearing they use, it's equally useless.

The only thing you can ask is the sag of the suspension, and that differs depending on where you ride, track or street.
The damping is there to control the spring and that's all about feeling...your feeling. You can't feel what your mate feels, or a journalist or any other rider, you must learn how to feel for yourself.

You can use this chart and do the changes after that, but it's no use if you can't determine what it means when the bike pushes the front, chatters, wallows or anything...you must feel it and change the suspension from that.

An example; A journalist (they are usally quite good feelers because they ride a lot of bikes) thinks that a certain bike is wallowing on the exit of turn seven at a given track, he tell a mecanik to up the returndamping three clicks that cures the problem...for that bike, that rider and that curve on that track.

If for instanse you go there too, you ride the same bike at the same corner that same day, you opens the throttle a little later and harder than the other guy, you won't feel the same wallowing and therefore won't need the same adjustment. If you open the throttle a little earlier you will have maybe less wallowing and you need one more click on the return instead of three...

You won't ride the same bike the same day and therefore you can't use his settings, there are too many parameters that influenses the feel of the bike and two bikes is never the same anyway. There is differences in the manufacturing, diffs in wheelbase according to tension settings in the chain, the oil in the dampers differs because of age and mileage. Differences in temp and humidity and so on...

But, the big difference is you and your throttle control, how you opens the throttle determines how your bike behaves...

Adjust the sag and go out and ride, try different settings and try too feel the difference. When you can determine that feel you can use a chart like the one I uploaded.

Tracksag: 35mm at the front, 25mm at the back is working for most bikes that uses standard suspension.
 

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To ask someone what suspension settings they use is like asking someone what gearing they use, it's equally useless.

The only thing you can ask is the sag of the suspension, and that differs depending on where you ride, track or street.
The damping is there to control the spring and that's all about feeling...your feeling. You can't feel what your mate feels, or a journalist or any other rider, you must learn how to feel for yourself.

You can use this chart and do the changes after that, but it's no use if you can't determine what it means when the bike pushes the front, chatters, wallows or anything...you must feel it and change the suspension from that.

An example; A journalist (they are usally quite good feelers because they ride a lot of bikes) thinks that a certain bike is wallowing on the exit of turn seven at a given track, he tell a mecanik to up the returndamping three clicks that cures the problem...for that bike, that rider and that curve on that track.

If for instanse you go there too, you ride the same bike at the same corner that same day, you opens the throttle a little later and harder than the other guy, you won't feel the same wallowing and therefore won't need the same adjustment. If you open the throttle a little earlier you will have maybe less wallowing and you need one more click on the return instead of three...

You won't ride the same bike the same day and therefore you can't use his settings, there are too many parameters that influenses the feel of the bike and two bikes is never the same anyway. There is differences in the manufacturing, diffs in wheelbase according to tension settings in the chain, the oil in the dampers differs because of age and mileage. Differences in temp and humidity and so on...

But, the big difference is you and your throttle control, how you opens the throttle determines how your bike behaves...

Adjust the sag and go out and ride, try different settings and try too feel the difference. When you can determine that feel you can use a chart like the one I uploaded.

Tracksag: 35mm at the front, 25mm at the back is working for most bikes that uses standard suspension.
Your chart is tiny, cannot read. Have you got a link?
 

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Head over to a local suspension specialist with your bike and tell them your riding style. For a reasonable fee, they are usually able to set up your sag and damping to suit your style. Then it's up to you to tweak it.

If you're in Sydney, Australia, give Terry Hay from Shock Treatment a call. He knows his stuff.
 

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Head over to a local suspension specialist with your bike and tell them your riding style. For a reasonable fee, they are usually able to set up your sag and damping to suit your style. Then it's up to you to tweak it.

If you're in Sydney, Australia, give Terry Hay from Shock Treatment a call. He knows his stuff.
North Carolina is a little bit of a drive from Terry. :)

Screw playing with adjusters, just get the whole lot done. Sportrider has some decent starting settings, then tweak from there. You should be able to do the sag yourself, but remember even spring pre-load varies depending on how you like to set up your bike and what kind of roads you want to ride on. I.e. track might be more pre-load than the street, as there is less bumps and you like a bit of pre-tension on the system.
 
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