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Old 05-05-2005, 07:40 AM   #1
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suspension tuning

has anyone attempted to adjust there own suspension?

i did it yesterday, but i used my sisters bike as a guinea pig first before gettin to my own,, i think i did a good job, but what do i know... :dontknow:
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Old 05-18-2005, 07:03 AM   #2
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Re: suspension tuning

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has anyone attempted to adjust there own suspension?

i did it yesterday, but i used my sisters bike as a guinea pig first before gettin to my own,, i think i did a good job, but what do i know...* :dontknow:
it's good to experiment with stock suspension but once you get your suspension worked on (race tech, ohlins etc) don't touch it. because it becomes really sensitive to adjustments and you can have a awesome handling machine in on click and a handling machine in another.
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Old 05-20-2005, 07:57 PM   #3
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Re: suspension tuning

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has anyone attempted to adjust there own suspension?

i did it yesterday, but i used my sisters bike as a guinea pig first before gettin to my own,, i think i did a good job, but what do i know...* :dontknow:
it's good to experiment with stock suspension but once you get your suspension worked on (race tech, ohlins etc) don't touch it.* because it becomes really sensitive to adjustments and you can have a awesome handling machine in on click and a handling machine in another.*

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Yeah once u get it worked on take it out and make sure you like it, if someone did it for you and they're available tell them what they problem is and they'll know more than likely what setting to change to get rid of that issue. Suspension rocks!
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:32 PM   #4
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Re: suspension tuning

i messed with my 01 zx6r and had it perfect. i did the same on my 04 636 and had a trouble with the rear. on javier's 05 636 i messed with that but messed it up since hes slim. they were all lowered about .5mm in the front, even with stock120/65 tires.

they are all fixed for the street but i want to adjust it for the track and ill just keep that setting on the street since my bike is only for small commutes and weekend rides.
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Re: suspension tuning

it's not actually messed up...what happened was that we made the back softer, but when cornering it would skip a little and it could be felt, so I just turned it back some and made it stiffer...it's good now on corners; however, i would like my suspension set up for my body height and weight...it would handle a lot better then...
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using the track suspension settings on street sucks! You can feel all the holes and dips u hit on the road. It feels so smooth when out on the track but when you go out on the street it so different
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