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Old 06-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #1
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Thinking of having the susp. set at a TD

The next time I'm around a track day I am going to have one of the service centers set the suspension on my bike. What will they look at and how will they figure out what positions to adjust it to? Chain? Ride Height? compression? rebound? ETC? How generic is it or do they ask many questions about my riding style/needs to customize the setting to my taste?
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They'll typically just ask your weight, then adjust from there. Then, once you come off the track if you feel something is off, go and talk to the guy again and tell him your thoughts and they'll adjust it from there.
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They typically set sag, compression, rebound. Best bang for the buck is to have the geometry of the bike set up to. Like mentioned above if the bike is doing something that you dont "like",tell them. They can make changes, and try to tailor the ride to work for you.

Also typically the bike will be setup with a harsher ride for track settings. Which may be needed under hard cornering & braking, but may not be very comfortable for street rides.

Dont worry bout doing it at the track. Just ride it to Motorcycles Unlimited, and then go have fun at your TD. If its not to your liking then ask the suspension guy on hand if he has any recommendations for your issues, or Call Patrick. Everytime he messed with my bike I went faster.

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I had patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited setup my suspension on both bikes I had previously owned for my track days. It's a night and day difference having it dialed in.
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Agreed. Just go see Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited. I think its $25. He's done 3 or 4 of my bikes. Whenever I get a new street bike that is typically the very first thing I do... Ride it to Motorcycles Unlimited for the suspension adjustment.
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Just get it done, at Motorcycles Unlimited or wherever. I recently had P1 Racing do it for me out at GSS, and that makes sense for me because P1 tends to be at the track events I ride.

If you get serious about track days, it might make sense to find a provider that is regularly out at the tracks you ride too. Once you pay your $ for the day, you can usually take it back and tweak it if you need to through the day.
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They typically set sag, compression, rebound. Best bang for the buck is to have the geometry of the bike set up to. Like mentioned above if the bike is doing something that you dont "like",tell them. They can make changes, and try to tailor the ride to work for you.

Also typically the bike will be setup with a harsher ride for track settings. Which may be needed under hard cornering & braking, but may not be very comfortable for street rides.

Dont worry bout doing it at the track. Just ride it to Motorcycles Unlimited, and then go have fun at your TD. If its not to your liking then ask the suspension guy on hand if he has any recommendations for your issues, or Call Patrick. Everytime he messed with my bike I went faster.
I've been told if you have it done at the track it's cheaper than at the shop. And Motorcycles Unlimited is on the other side of town from me. So when I catch them at the track I'll be killing 2 birds with only one tank of gas.
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I've been told if you have it done at the track it's cheaper than at the shop. And Motorcycles Unlimited is on the other side of town from me. So when I catch them at the track I'll be killing 2 birds with only one tank of gas.

Just me, but I like being ready/setup before a trackday, and I like the way Motorcycles Unlimited up my bike. Everyone does it a little different. So find someone that you like.
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when i did my set up at a track i had to miss a go around because it was taking the guy a lil longer to set them up. thats the only downfall, also i paid 30 bucks at TWS (Texas World Speedway) so if its 25 at M.U then i would talk to Patrick!

if u do it at M.U then u can practice a lil bit on the street and get used to the new feeling then when u get to the track its game time.
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