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post #1 of 39 Old 06-05-2006, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
 
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919 suspension - what are your settings?

Just wondering what other 9ers are running their preload and rebound settings at?

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post #2 of 39 Old 06-05-2006, 11:28 AM
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3 rings showing on front- forks through yokes 6mm and next to softest on rear - I am 13 stone and it seems good to me for my riding.

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3 rings showing on front- forks through yokes 6mm and next to softest on rear - I am 13 stone and it seems good to me for my riding.
Haha... you said stone. (<--Ignorant American. I have no idea what stone is... )

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Sorry I am about 80 kgs - 82 Kgs not a porker but not skinny either

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Haha... you said stone. (<--Ignorant American. I have no idea what stone is... )

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Perfect for us ignorant Americans!

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Sorry I am about 80 kgs - 82 Kgs not a porker but not skinny either

Hmmm... kilograms probably won't help an american out either

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post #7 of 39 Old 06-05-2006, 03:55 PM
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I just set my set up to "fast". It seems to corner well there!
Actually I use about 30mm of sag both front and rear.

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Suspension settings will vary depending on how many stones you weigh. 30mm is a good number to shot for.

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yea, m51142's stone is about 30mm.


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yea, m51142's stone is about 30mm.

uhh...does that even make sense?

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probably not. it just sounded funny to me at the time, what with all the confusion about stone, millimeters, etc.

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I dont even want to know how you know anything about his "stones"

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you had to go there, didn't you....

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Of course, but it sounds like you were there first, LOL J/K

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rear all the way hard, front dropped 7mm. 160 lbs on a 03

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If your preset on the rear is maxed you're actually losing traction. Especially if you only weigh 160. If you were like 300, you'd be golden.

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For us metrically challenged Americans a kilogram is about 2.2 lbs so that makes our English friend around 176 - 180 pounds.

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Nice little freeware converter.
http://joshmadison.net/software/convert/
Using forums based in the U.S. as well as the U.K means this little utility is mandatory.
You're all stuck in the stone ages. (pun partially intended) no disrespect however.
:euro:

I'm in Oz so we're pretty much metric (21st century) all the way.


Me, I'm 75 kilos, (11.8 stone, or 165 pounds) I have the rear pre-load set to softest, rebound half turn up from stock.
Front pre-load set to 3rd mark from top, rebound up half a turn. (mine's an '05)

Still tryin' a few things though as I've just fitted a new Pilot Power to the rear and I make no claim to being a test rider.
Feels good to me though!

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Just in case no one has tried. I took my rear shock from a 2 (stock position) down to the softest 1 setting and it cured that annoying butt thumping going over small joints in the road.

It made a bigger differance than I thought it would.

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I'm a 200# dude and have my front showing about 3-4 rings and two turns from full hard then my rear is set preload adjustment one from full up and then half turn from full hard. the preload gets me about 35-40 mm sag set with a friend helping me. I don't have the road thump that SSS is talking about and wonder if previous owner had shock work done??

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post #21 of 39 Old 03-18-2007, 10:58 PM
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settings... what is this settings you speak of... my 02 got no settings..

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settings... what is this settings you speak of... my 02 got no settings..
You've got preload in the rear shock, and that's...uh...well, that's it.

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You've got preload in the rear shock, and that's...uh...well, that's it.
Not exactly.


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Okay, so for the more enterprising among us (like Mike), you can go the preload spacer route on the front forks. I stand corrected.

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Uhmmmm...I'm very new so I have no idea what I'm supposed to be doing to my suspension. I weigh 103.6kg, what's that mean for my 919?

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This informative article should be helpful. Link

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Enormously helpful. Thanks.

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yes Brock and mistermike.. I know.. and my rear is set to second to hardest setting on the rear.. though I havent done anything to the front (unless previous owner did something)... I was being a smarta$$..

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yes Brock and mistermike.. I know.. and my rear is set to second to hardest setting on the rear.. though I havent done anything to the front (unless previous owner did something)... I was being a smarta$$..
I know, I was doing the same.

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I bought the '02 bike with progressive springs already installed and it feels better than my Fireblade with stock suspension.

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On front, I have 5 rings showing, the little dot on the rebound damping is at the 3 o clock position. I weigh about 175, have Power Pilots with 32 lbs cold pressure in them. I have a used Ohlins on back, it was set up for a 160 lb rider. I backed out both comp and rebound either a quarter or half a turn, can't remember... Got rid of the chicken stripe on the back last Sunday. Very stable in the corners. I'll push it a little harder when the roads warm up, but so far so good.

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chicken stripe ?

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i remember someone suggesting a chart based on rider weight and typical riding style/venue. this chart (if only for the unmoded adjustable 919 suspension) should be easy for one of the suspension gurus to make. shortcomings of this model aside, i think it would get most riders close enough for day to day riding.

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I weigh about 175 and have my preload maxed out on both ends. That gets me in the 30mm range for sag. I get extra ground clearance and don't care about expansion joints on the freeway.

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chicken stripe ?
Link, and disregard the second definition.

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chicklen stripe is the unused portion of your tire

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chicklen stripe is the unused portion of your tire
That is, of course, if you have an unused portion of your tire

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Ha ha, that's great. Since I have never heard the term before you can imagine how wide mine is :-)

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