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Old 02-20-2008, 07:08 PM   #1
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Suspension set up

Alright in a few months i will be changing out my front forks and also my rear shock but for now i just want to get my stock suspension set up I had this done on my last bike but wanted to know do they do anything different on the set up for the track than they do for the street? because all they did last time was make me sit on the bike and they bounced it and turned some screws is that the same for the trak set up?
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yes....no..... i dont have any idea.
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yes. I think they might make it a little stiffer for the track as well
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:34 PM   #4
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they stiffen it for the track usually since the pavement is cleaner and doesn't create as much feedback that need to be compensated for as you find on the road
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Old 02-20-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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The track set up is a bit different, both in terms of sag and damping.
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Yes. I think they might make it a little stiffer for the track as well
Not necessarily that simple. When they set you up, by "bouncing you around", as you say, they were setting your sag (which is determined by spring rate and preload only). I think it's independent of damping, whether it be Rebound or Compression damping.

Compression damping, along with the spring, help to resist bottoming when it encounter a bump. Rebound damping controls how fast or slow the spring or forks extend, after it encounters a bump. On the track, which is typically smoother than public streets, you can probably increase your damping, because the need for it is less. By increasing damping (resistance), you get a firmer ride, but it needs to be the right combination of both; otherwise too much or too little would be detrimental. Once your sag is set, you can adjust the damping, according to how "planted" you want the bike to feel to the road or the track.

Anyway, I'm no expert, but this is my general understanding of suspension setup. Maybe Patrick or Brandon (Motorcycles Unlimited) could chime in on this, or anyone else who knows more about it than me

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Old 02-20-2008, 07:44 PM   #7
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The track set up is a bit different, both in terms of sag and damping.
Oh... I see Patrick has already chimed in! Must have been while I was thinking through my reply!!
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ok that is kool patrick i will be bringing it up there in the next week or so
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