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I found this over at sportrider.com. Lets hear what yours is set at.


The settings are in the following order::

front preload
front rebound damping
front comp. damping
rear preload
rear rebound damping
rear comp. damping



YZF-R6 ('99) 6/99
1 line showing
3 clicks out
3 clicks out
position 6
8 clicks out
7 clicks out
note: raise fork tubes 9mm in clamps with D207GP tires



YZF-R6 ('99) 12/99
6 lines showing
3 clicks out
3 clicks out position
4 from soft
8 clicks out
7 clicks out
note: raise fork tubes 5mm from stock with Pirelli Dragon EVO tires



YZF-R6 ('00) 10/00
7 lines showing
2 clicks out
6 clicks out position
4 from soft
10 clicks out
7 clicks out
note: with Michelin Pilot Race tires



YZF-R6 ('00) 12/00
3 lines showing
2 clicks out
6 clicks out position
4 from soft
8 clicks out
8 clicks out
note: set fork tube height to 12mm from clip-on with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted



YZF-R6 ('01) 6/02
3 lines showing
4 clicks out
8 clicks out position
6 from soft
7 clicks out
7 clicks out
note: set fork tube height to 10mm above flat portion of clip-on, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted



YZF-R6 ('01) 12/02
3 lines showing
4 clicks out
8 clicks out position
6 from soft
6 clicks out
8 clicks out
note: set fork tube height 10mm raised from stock, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted



YZF-R6 ('03) 6/03
6 lines showing
2 clicks out
6 clicks out position
4 from soft
11 clicks out
9 clicks out
 

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Mine is setup just as they have it for the '03 except only one click tighter in the front on the compression dampning
 

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Does the weight of the rider affect these settings? I prefer less fork travel so when I hit the brakes the bike does not dive as much, but will this affect handling?
 

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dj, did you match your settings up with the ones on this list.

We both have the same bike (excep that mine is better :?: )

Just kidding, did you set yours up like this, and if so is it better?

Also, I think I knoww what "sag" is but how do you set it?
 

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dj, did you match your settings up with the ones on this list.

We both have the same bike (excep that mine is better :?: )

Just kidding, did you set yours up like this, and if so is it better?

Also, I think I knoww what "sag" is but how do you set it?
 

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Yes Yes, its true, its true.....He's officially come out to the forum.......Hopefully you'll welcome him with open arms......and clenched butt cheaks........

Take it a click further towards firmer if you are a "heavier/big boned" rider. Atleast to myself it made the front end feel more stable than thier recommendations......
 

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Are you guys making fun of me???

:poke

penfold, you are more "hobbit-shaped" than I am, I think.

Next warm day (warm being above 32 degrees), I am gonna take it out and test out the different settings.

By the way, I went out for a ride the other day and the bike shut off on me, wouldn't turn back on.

After I pushed it home for almost a mile up hill, I pulled the plug on the rectifier and it was black and melted.

i got a different rectifier but I havent pu it on yet...maybe tomorrow...

If it's not one thing, its another...
 

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dj I think my "I am a homo" punishment has outstayed its welcome.

I think maybe "I am cool", or " I am a stud", or "my bike is cooler than yours" would be more appropriate.

:mrgreen:
 

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penfold, you are more "hobbit-shaped" than I am, I think.
Hmm, me thinketh you tried to burn me there, chief. But it doesn't work when it's the truth! :moon

These settings make for a good baseline to start from though IMO. Then you can tinker from there.
 

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I haven't checked Sport Rider's site yet regarding suspension settings, but their new February 2004 Issue is out... Just picked up a copy and they give a nice runthrough of basic suspension information regarding what the major components do.

Regarding the settings, different things work for different people. Rider weight is one of them.

They mention that preload should be set to 25mm roughly for ontrack, and 30 mm for street riding.

They touch upon the sag of the suspension as well, and how to correctly measure and adjust it for various desired effects. (you sitting on your bike, while another steadies and measures the sag while you have your weight on the suspension) ....

Very informative article, I recommend you guys check it out if you haven't already. Quite a good magazine for its (low) price
 

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panago said:
Does the weight of the rider affect these settings? I prefer less fork travel so when I hit the brakes the bike does not dive as much, but will this affect handling?
Yes it does...You should set your sag, and your static sag to your weight, that way the bike is pretty much set up for you, which makes sense, since you are the one that rides it. There are articles on the internet on how to do it. When you set your sag, you have a choice as to how you want to set it (riding style).
If you can't find anything, I can help you.
Oh, yeah..It effects handling, too.
 

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Here's what I ran before I dropped all the weight:

STREET:
Front Preload: 1 ring showing
Front Rebound: 3 clicks out
Front Compression: 2 clicks out
Rear Preload: position 4
Rear Rebound: 10 clicks out
Rear Compression: 10 clicks out
Forks 5mm through triple tree
35 psi

RACE:
Front Preload: 1 ring showing
Front Rebound: 2 clicks out
Front Compression: 2 clicks out
Rear Preload: position 4
Rear Rebound: 2 clicks out
Rear Compresion: 3 clicks out
Forks 7mm through triple tree
32 psi

Those are a little different than most I know, but it's scary how quick the bike turns.
 

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aim-n-pray said:
Here's what I ran before I dropped all the weight:

STREET:
Front Preload: 1 ring showing
Front Rebound: 3 clicks out
Front Compression: 2 clicks out
Rear Preload: position 4
Rear Rebound: 10 clicks out
Rear Compression: 10 clicks out
Forks 5mm through triple tree
35 psi

RACE:
Front Preload: 1 ring showing
Front Rebound: 2 clicks out
Front Compression: 2 clicks out
Rear Preload: position 4
Rear Rebound: 2 clicks out
Rear Compresion: 3 clicks out
Forks 7mm through triple tree
32 psi

Those are a little different than most I know, but it's scary how quick the bike turns.
what year is yer bike???
 
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