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Old 07-15-2008, 10:54 AM   #1
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Sport Rider suggested settings....?

This a question that I have heard debated quite a lot, so I hope this isn’t a repost.

Are the Sport Rider magazine’s suggested suspension settings a good place to start for dialing in at the track?

I’ve heard either way. Ideally I would want someone who has had a bunch of suspension experience to do this for me all the time. (i.e. Larry Myers, Patrick w/Motorcycles Unlimited etc…….) But to save myself the hassle of having to ask all the time or spend money, along with wanting to learn how to dial it in myself, would this be a good way to start? I guess if not, then starting with a Larry or Patrick set-up would be a better idea, right?

Weigh in and let me know what you guys think……… gentle, I’m still learning the whole “suspension” thing.

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Old 07-15-2008, 10:57 AM   #2
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for 25 bucks I would head to Motorcycles Unlimited to get a basic setting dialed in and go from there.

If they are a track event even better so they can work with you through out the day.
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Don't go by Sportrider's suggested settings.

There are 3 or 4 good books at Barnes & Nobles on sportbike suspension if you want to learn.
I'm with BC, though. Take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and let them do the work.
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Old 07-15-2008, 11:22 AM   #4
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After the Motorcycles Unlimited setup, If I need to make any adjustments, I just call them up from the track. It is usually not a big deal and they walk me through the changes needed. So not only do I get it fixed, but I also learn a little each time.

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