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Old 10-03-2013, 08:38 AM   #1
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just purchased another 09 zx6r and i wanted to make it more comfortable a ride for the city streets any ideas on what i can do to accomplish that. the bumps are killing me. I have not grasped the concepts of dampening, preload, and all that junk. i need clarity
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Old 10-03-2013, 08:44 AM   #2
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HOP and Motorcycles Unlimited both offer this service and are sponsors
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:14 AM   #3
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suspension set-up should be requisite when riding a new/new-to-you bike.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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i reset everything to factory because it just felt rough and too ridged for my type of riding, so im trying to smooth things out for a nice soft ride over pot holes and beat up streets
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:31 PM   #5
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Yep! They will set it up for your weight and riding style.

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Old 10-03-2013, 12:33 PM   #6
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No one knows better then P1 when it comes to suspension. just my 2 cents.
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Even if they give a good baseline... it would be nice to tweak it to match your riding.

Anyone have any good tips?

I'm in the same boat... Buell is set to factory recommended... but it's pretty harsh.
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call the shop and set an appointment with hop. he will set your suspension and explain what everything does for you. best of all, it's a free service.
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either of the sponsors mentioned can set your suspension up for you.
Keep in mind however that sport bikes are never going to be really comfortable on bumpy roads, it is not their intended use.
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