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Old 11-24-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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setting up SV suspension

I just installed a fox shock on my 650, and about to do the race tech emulators and springs. I know how to set up motocross suspension but street suspension is totally new to me. What kind of sag do you run? How do you know where to start with your compression and rebound? Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:36 PM   #2
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I simply rely on the peeps at Motorcycles Unlimited to work on it for and with me

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Old 11-24-2008, 08:52 PM   #3
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I am doin the work my self, just need help with the set up.
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:58 PM   #4
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the owners manual will have the stock recommended settings based on generic adjustment.

does the new stuff offer a base line?

if not, Motorcycles Unlimited and Patrick is very knowledgeable; google can also be your friend.

Motorcycles Unlimited will adjust it to your weight and is work the small price. Best money you can spend on your bike.
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:01 PM   #5
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patrick is a good guy im sure pop in here soon and just give you all the info you need
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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the owners manual will have the stock recommended settings based on generic adjustment.

does the new stuff offer a base line?

if not, Motorcycles Unlimited and Patrick is very knowledgeable; google can also be your friend.

Motorcycles Unlimited will adjust it to your weight and is work the small price. Best money you can spend on your bike.
the new stuff is 100% diff then stock. My stock shock did not even have a reservoir no djustment at all, my fox shock has twin clickers adjustable ride height.
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The ride height adjusts the spring rate as well.

then dampening compression/rebound. There should be a standard setting for the system to start with...
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Maybe this can help your pursuit a little

http://www.sportrider.com/tech/motor...ion/index.html
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I checked the Hayabusa set up and its close to what I set mine up for this last Saturday for TWS (Texas World Speedway)... only difference I had a little more spring rate in the front due to the front being lowered a little over an inch.
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I am doin the work my self, just need help with the set up.
And therein lies the problem. How can you measure the sag while sitting on the bike? You need at least a second person.

That's why I gave the tip with Motorcycles Unlimited because it's only $25 for something very important as to how your bike handles.
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Well I am at least doing all the suspension work myself, tuning the sus is something I need help with.
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Well I am at least doing all the suspension work myself, tuning the sus is something I need help with.
If you follow the Racetech instructions your suspension will not be even close to what you need for a racetrack. Not even for a sporty streetride.

You need to take them to someone who knows how to make them works correctly.
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IMHO, call Patrick and see if he can give you some direction on where to set the emulators and approx how long to build the spacers. FYI, Patrick is certified by RaceTech. Typically not too much info is given out because this stuff is learned and tested over time. ie a lot of time & money invested in that learning. I'd start with Patrick (281) 703-0296, and see what he can help you with.

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Umm, I'm RT certified. See above post.

It has nothing to do w/ the emulators or the spacers.
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I have been talking to Andy at metric, he told me he would walk me through it.
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