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post #1 of 6 Old 10-09-2007, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
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Suspension question

I am looking into buying one of these bikes. I know the 2002 and 2003 do not have adjustable suspension. Is it a good idea to avoid those years because of that? I am not a hard rider and am 6' and 165 lbs.


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post #2 of 6 Old 10-09-2007, 08:09 PM
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I have an 02. Not having adjustments never bothered me. Of coarse now I have f4i forks. Now that I have full ajustability I rarely change it. I'd say get a 919 for the best deal that you can find. Unless your a tinkerer or are really in to making sure your bike is perfect for any situation I wouldn't worry.

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All I can say is I have an 04 with the adjustable, and I've never changed it from stock. Other guys may tell you different but I've seen no reason to change it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 10-09-2007, 09:06 PM
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I haven't touched the front end but I had to adjust the rebound a lot on the rear. It was way to harsh and I wouldn't put up with that for long. The spring is too stiff for a smaller guy riding alone. 350lbs I think

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Thanks for the replies. I used to ride mountain bikes and never really messed with the adjustments on the front forks on the bikes I had.

My limit is $5000 and I am trying very hard to stay local. There are some nicer and cheaper ones in Southern California, but that is farther than I want to go. I'm also checking out SV650s. I have never ridden either bike, but don't think I could go wrong with these two choices.

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I went from an 02 shock to an 04 shock to adjust the rebound as my 02 launched me out of the seat on sharp bumps. The 04 shock is an improvement but not a deal breaker if I am looking for a bike. I still have my 02 fork & have no complaints but I'm no Rossi either.

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