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Old 10-08-2010, 08:46 AM   #1
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Suspension Troubleshooting

Guys if you could lead me in the right direction it would help tons! I'm going to try and get over to Motorcycles Unlimited this weekend but it's so far from me it's hard to make time

If I'm mid turn at a decent speed, with the bike leaned over well enough and it's very shaky and bumpy... what should I look to first? Is the rear shock too stiff? When braking hard or downshifting sometimes, the rear gets bumpy...

I have ohlins from and rear on my Monster, but I would love to "feel" them
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i would check tire pressure first. Then have them set up the suspension for you weight. Have you had it set up before?
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:11 AM   #3
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No I haven't because not everyone is knowledgeable with the Ohlin's forks.

Tire pressure is fine, I check it before 95% of rides. I keep the front at 32psi and the rear at 34psi on the BT-016's.

I really wanted to take this weekend with my owner's manual to learn about my suspension so I can really be my own judge, so I hope I get the chance. I would love to just take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and have Patrick do it since I know he's a pro with the Monsters as Ohlins, but I would also like to learn for myself
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http://www.sportrider.com/suspension...ide/index.html

there ya go its a good read
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot. This is will for sure get me started
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its mucho easier if you have two people also
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Ride up to Motorcycles Unlimited and have them adjust it for you. They will explain everything and make sure you are comfortable with the process. Ride home and tweak it from there.
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Ride up to Motorcycles Unlimited and have them adjust it for you. They will explain everything and make sure you are comfortable with the process. Ride home and tweak it from there.
That's what I'll probably end up doing, I just don't know when I can make that drive I hope some time tomorrow.
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Start with making sure you have the sag set properly, then go from there. Takes 5 min with a friend.
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Did you ever get that sorted? I've set up some Íhlins equipped Monsters and could probably find some rough target numbers for you if I had your weight, and exact model/year of both bikes and the Íhlins numbers stamped on your forks.
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