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post #1 of 6 Old 05-06-2010, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone know the factory setting for the '07 919 suspension? or at least where I can find them.

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It is in the owners manual. Rear shock on notch 2 and 2 lines showing on the forks I believe. If I am wrong someone else will correct me.

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Front Preload - 4 lines showing
Front Rebound - Clockwise all the way in - full hard - then out 1 turnish and line up the arrow with the dot

Rear Preload - 2nd lowest spring setting
Rear Rebound - Same as front

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-06-2010, 09:39 PM
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Does anyone know the factory setting for the '07 919 suspension? or at least where I can find them.

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Yes. My manual clearly states: "Throw out the rear shock and replace it with something that doesn't punish the rider over every expansion joint in the road."

This better compliance will also increase traction. The front can be made to be decent for an upright standard bike that isn't a true sportbike, but the rear is pitiful....no matter what setting you use.

I found a used Ohlins...it kept me from selling the bike. That's how much I hated the stock shock. You'll never regret upgrading that shock.

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i have found that replacing the oil in the front 04+ forks with some good 10w with about 25-30 more MM of fluid height makes the front much more acceptable in terms of stiffness.

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post #6 of 6 Old 05-07-2010, 07:53 AM
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Just be careful thinking stiffer is better. You can FEEL like the bike is going faster on a stiff suspension, but, the traction can be taking a dive at the same time. Appropriately (and quickly) compliant suspension is always faster...it allows the tire to spend the maximum amount of time on the road. That's what I despised about the stock rear...way too stiff, while being way too slow to compress on bigger bumps.

On one particular turn, which has a bump just before the apex, I went from being squirrelly at 40 mph (and dangerous at 50), to smooth at 80 mph and do-able at 95 mph. A used Ohlins rear shock that is appropriately compliant, as well as allowing much quicker compression, was the only change.

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