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Old 05-01-2014, 03:49 PM   #1
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I picked this up a few days ago and so far so good looking for long rides out of town to put some miles on it and get use to everything. What do yall think should I get the suspension set even if I plan on riding two up at times?
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What do yall think should I get the suspension set even if I plan on riding two up at times?
I guess that would depend on how and where you ride solo
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Riding solo only to and from work not meant for track days or any thing like that
If you're never going to go out into the county and hit roads like 3090 or 1291 hard, then you don't really need your suspension set up. If this is a new bike then factory settings are more than good enough for commuting
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DO WHAT? Paying for a suspension setup is the best money you can spend on a bike....regardless of where you plan to ride. take it to Motorcycles Unlimited....Bobby has done 3 or 4 bikes for me and it is ALWAYS money well spent. Congrats on the new ride.
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Ya I have had my other bikes done there but I never used them for riding two up so didn't know if there's any benefit from getting it done.
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DO WHAT? Paying for a suspension setup is the best money you can spend on a bike....regardless of where you plan to ride. take it to Motorcycles Unlimited....Bobby has done 3 or 4 bikes for me and it is ALWAYS money well spent. Congrats on the new ride.
I always get mine done too, but I don't just putt around. Unless you're super heavy or super light the factory settings are fine for commuting
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Set your bike up for what you will do most of the time. Unless you are a tiny little guy the suspension is probably set too soft and so adding preload will set the bike up for you and be better for two up. Stop thinking about and do it.
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Ya I have had my other bikes done there but I never used them for riding two up so didn't know if there's any benefit from getting it done.
jimrad rides two up quite a bit so he's always changing the adjustments himself depending on if he's solo or not. If your passenger wants to go with you for the setup then they could find the best settings for both situations, you could write them down and change it back and forth yourself.
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Or sell the crappy Ducati and get an Aprilia Caponord that automatically adjust your suspension based on rider weight, 2 up and luggage.

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I always get mine done too, but I don't just putt around. Unless you're super heavy or super light the factory settings are fine for commuting
Just looking for ballpark figures, what's your idea of "super heavy"?
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DO WHAT? Paying for a suspension setup is the best money you can spend on a bike....regardless of where you plan to ride. take it to Motorcycles Unlimited....Bobby has done 3 or 4 bikes for me and it is ALWAYS money well spent. Congrats on the new ride.
How much does this cost. And why is it money well spend?
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At the track it's $40 but not sure about taking it to any of the shops. Setting the proper sag for you weight is crucial for the motorcycle to handle properly. Like everything there is an optimal range where your suspension will perform it's best. This is achieved relatively my adjusting your preload to set the sag(how much the motor cycle drops when you sit on it.) that alone will make it handle a lot better but if you set the damping and rebound correctly you can get even better handling. For average street riding I would say just make sure the sag is set properly.
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At Motorcycles Unlimited including tax I believe I paid $34. My bike needed to be adjusted and the suspension works better now.

Wear whatever gear you normally wear when you ride as they set up the suspension while you're on the bike. Depending on your bike, your weight, how much gear you wear, how you ride and where you ride, it can make a big difference.

If the factory settings happen to be right on the money or if you're just commuting and riding over smooth surfaces, you're probably not going to notice a difference.
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