Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: San Diego/Bay Area
Bike: 08 CBR1000RR
Re: Motorcycle Suspension Setup 101
Me and a friend finally did ours today and wow, the front sag was WAAAYYYY off!!! I swear the bike was set up for a 130 lbs girl... I haven't had the chance to do any really aggressive riding but i swear I can feel a difference.. My friend did most all the research and I basically just let him show me what to do, but after reading through your write-up I'm very confident he knew what he was talking about... I only wish I had done this like a year ago!! After just riding casually I swear the bike feels more stuck to the ground and the front doesn't dive nearly as much as it used to.. Before today I had kinda experimented with the compression and rebound settings, but I think getting the sag right was extremely important.. Maybe it's all in my head, but I know for sure that it at least isn't diving as much anymore.. GREAT write-up, after reading through it I feel even better about finally taking the time to set my bike up, I'm stoked to get more seat time with it all custom fitted!! Everyone should definitely do this!