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post #21 of 164 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 05:24 AM
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man i know almost nothing about setting up suspension... i don't really have a lot of friends into bikes so i can't get the two people to help me set up my suspension like the article says.

does anyone have any settings they can recommend for my weight?

i'm 5'7" and about 185-190 pounds with all my gear on.

will local dealerships or bike shops know how to properly set up suspension like the article says?

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post #22 of 164 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 07:53 AM
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will local dealerships or bike shops know how to properly set up suspension like the article says?
the shops know how to do this, but charge $$$$$$. next time you go out riding try to hook up with some new friends or you could always try the settings posted here as a starting point. then find an empty twisted road and experiment with one of the settings at a time and keep notes of how the bike feels. i know there is no "magic setting" for everyone. everyones settings tend to be different due to there riding style.


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post #23 of 164 (permalink) Old 02-28-2004, 12:26 PM
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looks like i have a lot to learn. i still have to understand what those settings mean, like the click things, and the rings showing stuff...
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post #24 of 164 (permalink) Old 02-29-2004, 01:31 PM
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Sorry Jasamb, mine's a 2003.
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post #25 of 164 (permalink) Old 03-04-2004, 10:03 PM
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Ok guys (and gals), I'm around 163 in weight (American standard pounds that is...), and my bike is at stock and feels a little "mushy." Any ideas, and yes I'm going to check out the suggested settings for my '03 R6. Also, in Motorcyclist (I believe) there was that article between the RC-51, Gixxer 1000, and our beloved '03 R6. It suggested some settings as well, and once I find that issue again in my pile, I'll post them up. Thanks... any more suggestions about how to go about doing that would be of great help.

AND AND AND... one more thing, my girlfriend is about 120, and when she rides, what do I need to do to the suspension.

And how do you change that big spring in the back?

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Solace, at your weight you should be just fine for street riding with the factory settings......as should most guys here.

now theirs me.........big as monster at 6'4" weighing in at 210 neked. I'm severly pushing the factory settings but have been able to adapt to them as far as my riding style. I have however recieved negetive results from my fat ass on this "scale model for me" if you will.

You should see my front tire wear, compared to my rear tire!!! Comparing the two tells you ALOT.

I"m so fat on my "scale model" riding that with ALOT of highway traveling, i have some ****ed up wear on my front tire due to improper damping, pre-setttings etc. the center front is taller by almost an 1/8th inch from the outside thread...........and the rear tire has alot of center wear and more thread on the outside, even though i hang her low in the twisties. The front tire is worn so inconsistantly from pushing/resisting/giving/and pushing back from the improper set up.

A good overal suspension set-up will yield you the same mileage on front and rear tires at the same time, although most riders won't think anything about it.

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post #27 of 164 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 03:17 AM
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And also.......at about 180 pounds plus, you basically can't adjust your suspension correctly with factory set-up. At that weight, your looking at fork springs,/valving, rear spring/valving and adjustment for "ideal" suspension set up. Looking at about $400 US in upgrades. A good adjustable rear shock and front end work you're looking around $1100-$1500 average....but sky can almost be the limit!


A guy can however set suspension close, and tune himself to what you have, or get used to it in ways.

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post #28 of 164 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 04:15 AM
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my bike feels fine to me with stock settings, i guess i still have to break in the suspension a little more to see if i get that mushy feeling or whatever.
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post #29 of 164 (permalink) Old 03-05-2004, 02:21 PM
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My front-end feels fine... it's just when I'm turning and I hit a bump or something the rear soaks it up fine, but it feels like it skips on the ground (i.e. the rebound -I think that's the part- is not enough), and like it doesn't come down fast enough. Therefore I get a little nervous, and don't want to lean more.

And is it really true what they say about "If you're scared, lean into the turn more...?"

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if i'm gonna ride with someone else on the back, should i change the settings every time?
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