Ummmm....yeah. Gotcha on that. The initial post didn't mention any of that. :wink:I no longer race and doubt I'll do anymore track days, I do ride quick and enjoy pushing it when road and conditions allow so I'm after a fast road setup not track, where you tend not to find bums/ruts/over banding and pot holes not to mention just poor surfaces.
At 85kg I'm not light or heavy Mr average I'd say, I've got quite a bit of experience setting up bikes so I like to think I know what I'm doing and it didn't take me long to realise that the front is all wrong. Way too stiff, very over damped, a very small adjustment range for compression that ranges from stiff to stiffer, rebound is ok but can't really be set as the mismatch of damping/spring is too much.
I've now got preload fully soft, damping 17 clicks out (even though the manual states usable range is 0 - 13), rebound 5 clicks out, its better but not right still kicking off small bumps and not inspiring confidence when pushed but there's no more adjustment left. So I'm thinking perhaps the way forward is to change the front springs standard they are 1.0N or that as far as I've managed to find out, 0.95N would suit me better hence the question.
I just installed .95 springs from racetech... I had them and I needed new fork seals, so what the hell...had them installed. I weigh 170 lbsYes I take your points and your correct. What isn't easy to judge with compression damping is at what point the spring is controlling things and overriding the damping, unlike rebound where you can physically see the return speed change as you adjust.
What I'm thinking is that the spring could well be stopping the damping working once beyond a certain point, if it is then a softer spring will allow it to work and would also help with the stiffness hopefully to a point were it will suit me.
So was wondering if someone had already tried this route.
Lol, Sky, some of us are indeed that light. Maybe 160-165 with full gear.Are you really that light that you need softer springs in the front? What's your goal with the suspension?
I'm not sure these ZX10R guys are going to answer that for you. Is this spam? :dontknow:HI my opinion here is actually I have Tein Basic coilovers on my car (only height adjustable), 450f/450r spring rates. The relatively soft rear springs are allowing a lot of rubbing in the rear of my car, so I was planning on buying stiffer springs all around. My plan was 500f/600r.
My question is, am I asking for a bad ride and/or shock failure by bumping the rates up that high with the off the shelf Tein dampers?