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post #11 of 191 (permalink) Old 01-20-2009, 05:55 PM
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Re: Motorcycle Suspension Setup 101

Thanks for the comments guys.

As I post additional information to clarify on the R1-Forum, I'll post it here as well.


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Re: Motorcycle Suspension Setup 101

Possibly add a note that you should take the bike for a ride before you work on suspension, as the oil in forks/shocks is greatly effected by temperature, and should be warmed up a bit before making any useful adjustments.

This is the first time I've seen someone write up a suspension how-to that is actually understandable. I'll be using your guide to work on my base suspension setup after work tonight.



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Possibly add a note that you should take the bike for a ride before you work on suspension, as the oil in forks/shocks is greatly effected by temperature, and should be warmed up a bit before making any useful adjustments.

This is the first time I've seen someone write up a suspension how-to that is actually understandable. I'll be using your guide to work on my base suspension setup after work tonight.



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As the thread goes on in both Forums, I will be adding information. The main thing I wanted to do was get it out in a way that could be followed in stages (i.e. set sag, ride, set rebound, ride, etc). And to give a clear starting point to get everyone through the basics. In a while we will hopefully discuss subtle geometry changes, addressing specific issues on the street or track, squat/anti-squat and anything else that comes up.

We are also working on some pictures and videos to assist.

While a very good solution is to take it to a suspension guy, it may be better to have a basic understanding of what affects what, so you can clearly convey to the suspension guy what is happening, as well as what it may take to correct it.

Thanks for the read, and the comments. I've stickied this per your request.


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Great post. Thanks very much for your effort. I'm looking forward to anything else you have to add.
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looks like some awesome info! i'll be reading it soon and hope to be able to contribute my own findings as the season progresses. thanks dan!



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looks like some awesome info! i'll be reading it soon and hope to be able to contribute my own findings as the season progresses. thanks dan!
Thanks for the read and feedback guys. I'm looking forward to some one on one training with a suspension pro, and I'll be adding what I learn from him as well as more in depth tuning information.


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Much appreciated for the excellent write up. Nice Job DanQ.


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Again, badass Dan!

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