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Old 07-10-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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For Suspension Setup & Honda Lovers!!!

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Old 07-10-2013, 07:40 PM   #2
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Appreciate the post.

though I'm not sure how legit the tuner is...

... he said the shock adjustment on the bike (late model CBR1000RR) is a "real pain in the to get to"... but nothing could be further from the truth.

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Shoot, I even set mine up myself
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Appreciate the post.

though I'm not sure how legit the tuner is...

... he said the shock adjustment on the bike (late model CBR1000RR) is a "real pain in the to get to"... but nothing could be further from the truth.

search?q2012cbr1000rrshock&ampFORMHDRSC2#viewdetail&ampidAE5087D3A9DFB0D24C97F5F3836D10B983031DE9&ampselectedIndex1

Shoot, I even set mine up myself
So it's easy to adjust the preload on the rear shock? I couldn't get the spanner to get a good grip on the '09 and '10 because of the angle to get to it
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well he said you can contact the guy who adjusted his bike if you had any questions... seems to be tha expert on suspension setup.
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Its criminal in this day and age that Dealerships are not forced to do a suspension set up for each new and used bike purchase.
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Its criminal in this day and age that Dealerships are not forced to do a suspension set up for each new and used bike purchase.
You want the lowest level tech at the dealership setting up your bike? Uh, no thanks
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Its criminal in this day and age that Dealerships are not forced to do a suspension set up for each new and used bike purchase.
since they don't do that... i'm always a phone call away from a free suspension setup. i usually give a brief breakdown of what adjustments are what also
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You want the lowest level tech setting up your bike? Uh, no thanks
No I do not. The stealerships should have qualified techs on hand to do suspension set up. trained by the OEM. The back of house at most dealerships have not advanced out of the 70's and 80's when there was no such thing as an adjustable suspension.

In addition to that fantasy scenario, having better sales people to even discuss the fact that the customer is purchasing a technological wonder with an adjustable suspension...and how the customer would benefit from getting it optimized for their weight would be a major step in the right direction.

Now I am painting with a very broad brush....I am sure there are many sales people on this site who do a great job informing their customers but I have personally witnessed many garbage sales in my many years in this game.
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Setting sag isn't rocket science.
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Setting sag isn't rocket science.
yeah, but most riders don't know what and how to setup their bike, or even know how the bike should feel for their riding style... It doesn't even come into play until their skills catches up with their riding ability or experience which ever comes first.
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since they don't do that... i'm always a phone call away from a free suspension setup. i usually give a brief breakdown of what adjustments are what also
THIS!!^^^

Tony did mine last year when I bought my new ZX-10R.

Call up HoPD and let them know you're coming
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THIS!!^^^

Tony did mine last year when I bought my new ZX-10R.

Call up HoPD and let them know you're coming
I wish I knew this about a year ago.... Im all good now though..
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No I do not. The stealerships should have qualified techs on hand to do suspension set up. trained by the OEM. The back of house at most dealerships have not advanced out of the 70's and 80's when there was no such thing as an adjustable suspension.

In addition to that fantasy scenario, having better sales people to even discuss the fact that the customer is purchasing a technological wonder with an adjustable suspension...and how the customer would benefit from getting it optimized for their weight would be a major step in the right direction.

Now I am painting with a very broad brush....I am sure there are many sales people on this site who do a great job informing their customers but I have personally witnessed many garbage sales in my many years in this game.
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Then the buyer should be required to do it
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So it's easy to adjust the preload on the rear shock? I couldn't get the spanner to get a good grip on the '09 and '10 because of the angle to get to it
I honestly don't remember on my '08... but the '12 is definitely super easy... it uses a "castle" style collar thingamabob for preload, and its very easy to get to.

For setting sag, the swingarm pivot point is hollow, so I run a steel rod through there, support 'er with jack stands, and get the baseline measurement.
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I honestly don't remember on my '08... but the '12 is definitely super easy... it uses a "castle" style collar thingamabob for preload, and its very easy to get to.
The '08-'10 have the stepped type collar. Mondo at Stubbs told me that you probably have to lift the bike to take the weight off the swing arm and let it hang to get a straight angle to be able to use a shock spanner.
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