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post #1 of 12 Old 07-16-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension settings

So I was looking at my bike the other day And realized settings wise the things has never been moved ever I'm 6ft 230lbs and was wondering I anyone has any ideas where they should be at i know sometimes their is a chart for a starting point and move on from their for personal preference

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post #2 of 12 Old 07-16-2012, 02:31 PM
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What make/model? Any spring changes done to the forks?

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post #3 of 12 Old 07-16-2012, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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Oops sorry it's a 2004 919 bone stock

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at that weight (no offense) there is nothing you are going to be able to do to the front to make it worth anything...

best bet spend 100 bucks or so on some racetech springs for your weight and some proper 10w oil at a +20mm oil level height from stock.... and then you will be good. the rear should actually be pretty close to properly sprung at your weight.

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at that weight (no offense)

1 there is nothing you are going to be able to do to the front to make it worth anything...

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best bet spend 100 bucks or so on some racetech springs for your weight and some proper 10w oil at a +20mm oil level height from stock.... and then you will be good.

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the rear should actually be pretty close to properly sprung at your weight.
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????? sure he can, and 2 is the answer.

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You are thinking of an 02/03 with 1200 # /inch spring and not 2004 and later, those having around 865 # / inch which is not even adequate for no rider on the bike. To say that way more rear spring rate would help would be an understatement.

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with #1 i meant for free as in just the standard adjustments. (preload / rebound)

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post #7 of 12 Old 07-16-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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So where do I get the springs ?

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id call em up.

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post #9 of 12 Old 07-16-2012, 08:23 PM
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Also, if you want an 02-03 rear shock, I'm sure you could easily find someone who would be willing to swap for your 04+ rear shock lol.

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post #10 of 12 Old 07-18-2012, 09:04 AM Thread Starter
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my next mod is definitely the exhaust then the suspension is their anything i can do for now settings wise just to make it the best it can be?

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my next mod is definitely the exhaust then the suspension is their anything i can do for now settings wise just to make it the best it can be?
FRONT
Run in your ride height adjusters all the way.
Be very careful not to have too much rebound.

REAR
Try position 4 or 5 on the spring collar.
Add one more at a time, but if you max out the preload, it just ends that it's too stiff at topout BUT if you are a road rider and are not going on roads that pitch the bike and create a rear topout scenario, then it matters not. EXCEPT under extreme braking that is. If you use your rear brake in maximum braking situations, I would not go past 5, as the risk of rear wheel lockup with increase.
Very extremely careful of the rebound setting, the unit is soooo crappy, stiction included.
Between the stupid soft spring and the stiction, run the rebound on the light side. In fact, just set it per the manual and leave it and forget it. The rebound to play with is the front, if you want to play with it beyond the manual setting.

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Good info. I'm about the same dimensions as the OP, and about a hundred bucks seems like money well spent for better handling. Sounds like a nice winter down time project.

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