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Old 04-01-2009, 12:54 PM   #1
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Suspension work ?

Can anyone help with my Suspension?

I already had it adjusted @ Motorcycles Unlimited but it still beats the out of me, I'm 155 lbs and I dont think the stock setup can go any softer. Its really hurting me in the turns when its rough and I cant push it. 07' 750


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Lighten the oil weight in the front forks and that should help the front end. As for the rear you might want to keep that stiffer just for traction.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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Can anyone help with my Suspension?

I already had it adjusted @ Motorcycles Unlimited but it still beats the out of me, I'm 155 lbs and I dont think the stock setup can go any softer. Its really hurting me in the turns when its rough and I cant push it. 07' 750


If anyone does this on the side or has used equipment please let me , Dave
Why not call Motorcycles Unlimited back and tell them that. They can then suggest some fixes for it. My guess would be respring the front & rear. IMHO getting "someone" to do it cheaper is not a good idea.
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Why not call Motorcycles Unlimited back and tell them that. They can then suggest some fixes for it. My guess would be respring the front & rear. IMHO getting "someone" to do it cheaper is not a good idea.


You have to give them feed back in order for them to really help. The first setup is to give you a starting point and then you adjust from there. As you get faster settings will change accordingly.

Give Patrick a call and let him know what issues your having.
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IMO, you only want one suspension tuner. Have someone you trust and can communicate with. If Motorcycles Unlimited isn't that... start from ground zero with someone else.
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Also, I didn't think of this before. Did you have them set it up for track or street riding? A track setup may feel a little harsh on the street. Either way, the finding 1 tuner advise is very good as well.
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it would be like buying a ford from chevy and having the dodge house work on it....when trying different tuners.
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Well I was hoping someone would chime in with some extra springs and would like to do the work on the side for some $$$$ , if not Im headed back to Motorcycles Unlimited, they always do good work, I have never had a problem and the price is always fair.

I set up for street, I run 30 psi and I eat everything in sight
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Putting new springs in your forks is easy peasy lemon squeezy. If you got the tools.

You maybe have to send off your shock, unless there is anyone local that can oblige.
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Lighten the oil weight in the front forks and that should help the front end. As for the rear you might want to keep that stiffer just for traction.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:42 PM   #14
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I 've got it all worked out, thanks for the helpful information from those that pm'ed and postd back, looks like the fronts fine, its all rear spring causing the trouble, maybe if I added the monkey I would be just fine.
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Andy is the owner of Metric....., or did you mean both as in metric and Motorcycles Unlimited?


You can go to the racetech website and type in your weight with gear. Order the spring and collar for your rear shock. It's only like $115 typically. Then you can remove the rear shock and take it to Motorcycles Unlimited and they can put the new spring on for you (most likely while you wait if you tell them when you are coming in). Less than $150 and it's done.

You will most likely need 2 jack stands to remove your rear shock since you have to let the swingarm move freely. You just put the jack stands under the riders pegs. A rear stand will not work for this. It's really easy.
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I always see alot of people trying to cheap it out on suspension and setting it up. Then they wonder why they have crashed or its even worst then before. Get a shop, stick to them and communication is the key. Tell your tuner whats going on and ask him different questions he should have a solution or a ideal whats going on. You already went to Motorcycles Unlimited and they already know what they did to your bike, go back and talk to them and I know Patrick will work with you on the problem till he gets it right. From there he can advise you what need to be done to fit your style of riding. Hopping shop to shop and tuner to tuner only prolongs the problem and by then your mad or let down. Call them, talk to them, get her done.
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