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10-06-2019 08:11 PM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

I have not tried the 180/60. I suspect I may need to make a change with that due to the height change.
10-06-2019 04:33 PM
Trackslut
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

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Originally Posted by R6trackrider View Post
I haven't changed my shock height and didn't really notice a difference other than better edge grip with the change to 190. Still having compliance issues on the rear, but not as bad as before as I have found some settings that work better.

I'm going fine with the 520mm fork height. For me it is the perfect balance of stability and turn in.

I need to get the bike in to have the suspension rebuilt as I'm pretty close to maxed out on fork preload now to have the stability I need under hard braking and cornering as my speed and ability to use the brakes has started to come back up.
Ok cool good luck with it. Have you tried using a 180/60 I hear they work better with the R6 rear wheel? I might try it next.
10-06-2019 04:16 PM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

I haven't changed my shock height and didn't really notice a difference other than better edge grip with the change to 190. Still having compliance issues on the rear, but not as bad as before as I have found some settings that work better.

I'm going fine with the 520mm fork height. For me it is the perfect balance of stability and turn in.

I need to get the bike in to have the suspension rebuilt as I'm pretty close to maxed out on fork preload now to have the stability I need under hard braking and cornering as my speed and ability to use the brakes has started to come back up.
10-06-2019 03:07 AM
Trackslut
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

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Originally Posted by R6trackrider View Post
Hey mate. You read alittle tense about the discussion. I don't mean to offend you. I just cannot find what you are talking about. Feel free to show me. I'm open to learning about it, hence why I asked.

I have been on this bike for a bout 10 track days separated by a long rebuild resulting from being crashed into. No handling related crashes yet, but I'm only running in the fast group locally which is still below the racer group. I suspect the problems you may be alluding to will not present themselves to me until I can actually load the suspension more. I would like to understand why I make changes and do intend to get more professional guidance moving forward when I have the time as suspension guidance is not at our local track I need to go further afield.
Hi.

How did you go?

On a 2008 R6 it comes from factory with 10mm 2 lines above the TC. Some people drop the forks down 1 line if you are running a 190 tyre. And most leave shim in.

06 07 R6 are flush with the TC. The 08+ forks are 10mm longer to give more adjustability.
05-21-2019 04:13 AM
masterblaster
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

I am hitting cota this weekend will get stock suspension adjusted by the suspension people and report back what i find, my weight 220
05-12-2019 02:01 PM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

Yeh, I'm not real keen on that idea. The sag on the rear is about right. The compliance is not. Stiffening up the rear would make the problem worse. I haven no problem with turn in or stability now so am not chasing geometry changes, just rear compliance.
05-12-2019 06:48 AM
Phrozen
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

If your running 30mm front and rear, try running 20-25mm in the rear and 30mm front.
05-11-2019 03:18 AM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

So I got to test 520mm fork height at the track and it was pretty much perfect. I lost the steering like a boat feeling it had at 523mm, but kept the stability.

I'm pretty happy with the stock front fork performance generally, but no matter what I do the rear doesn't seem to work well.
03-31-2019 07:51 PM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

After another day on the new fork height I feel it still understeers more than I would like. The bike is very stable, so it is just about finding that happy medium for me. I have backed off the fork height to 520mm (-3mm) for the next day to see how that goes. Preload and rebound is fine.
03-07-2019 09:32 PM
R6trackrider
Re: 08 R6 180-190 Adjustment

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That should get you in the ball park for baseline settings. Then adjust from there.
Well I adjusted the trail. I ended up with about 523mm. It was a big adjustment for me. The bike felt like it was steering like a boat for the first two sessions until I got used to it. Running 30mm F & R Rider Sag. Stock suspension. With the adjustments I needed to take out some low speed compression on the front and a click softer on the rear rebound on my home track. It is quite bumpy and tight (2.2km).

Once adjusted I felt alot more stable in the corners and had more clearance. Good feel too. First time on the 190 Dunlops and ended up running about 3 seconds a lap quicker.

I think this setup will work well on the bigger tracks like Phillip Island and Eastern Creek.
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