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Can someone go into full detail in to what the setting are, and how they should be adjusted for a new rider (me) that ways 160 (me), and height is about 5'10'' (also... me). DJ, yours still went over my head (no offense)... but can someone explain all of them...

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Hey guys... what is SAG? I keep hearing about it, and I have not one clue to what that is... can ya help me?

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Thanks for the links Penfold, I've got 'em in my favorites.

Sag is the amount your suspension compresses from when your bike is standing alone, to when you're on it. I can't remember the number, but it should be set to your weight. You set it by increasing or decreasing your spring preload (tightening or loosening the big spring on your shock).

Your spring preload on the forks is adjusted by turning the 14mm "bolts" on the top of your forks (adjusting forks has nothing to do with sag however).

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Sag is the amount your suspension compresses from when your bike is standing alone, to when you're on it. I can't remember the number, but it should be set to your weight. You set it by increasing or decreasing your spring preload (tightening or loosening the big spring on your shock).

Your spring preload on the forks is adjusted by turning the 14mm "bolts" on the top of your forks (adjusting forks has nothing to do with sag however).

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ya, setting your sag keeps the suspension working within itself internally so that the shocks don't top out or bottom out so that the whole package (springs and shocks) work at an optimum level. I wanna say sag hsould be like 30mm but i can't remember off the top of my head. there is a sticky in the susp forum with how to set yout sag.

http://www.r6-forum.com/nuke/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=39
 

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penfold said:
http://www.yamaha-racing.com/
then click setup on the left and then choose suspension 1 and then suspension 2 (or if you want, do the 2nd part first). It's a good explanation of what the dif parts do.
also try: http://www.sportrider.com/tech/146_0006_susp/ for an explanation and http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_susp_settings/#yamaha for their recommended settings. I used theirs as a baseline for my bike only I ended up making my front a notch stiffer.
I'm really not seeing this "setup" then suspension 1 and 2. What Am I missing :?:
 
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