Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.
|FREE MH Decals by MAIL!|
Share This Thread:
|Subscribe to this Thread||Thread Tools|
|01-13-2010, 08:23 AM||#1|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Feedback Rating: (1)
Experience: 10+ years
2007 gsxr 750
2006 kx 450
2004 yz 450 motard
I was mounting some race take offs on a guys bike last night and since he was new to the scene he asked to look over his bike. Upon bouncing on it the suspension was stiff as . Everything was one click off full hard pretty much. There was no way the shock was doing anything other than punching him in the at every bump, which he confirmed.
Turns out he had PAID for this diservice at one of our motorcycle shops in town!
Guys stop paying idiots to "setup" your suspension. If you need help with spring rates and preload/sag settings understandable, but as far as damping goes it's not that hard. There are two settings. Compression slows the down stroke and rebound slows the up stroke. Find out where they are adjusted on you bike. There's only like 10 clicks on a stock bike find one that works for you, it's going to be somewhere in the middle. If you have to crank it to full hard to feel the damping, it's time to get serviced with new fluid.
Compression is easier to feel. Find a setting that feels good when you bounce down on the bike, then find a rebound setting that rebounds at about the same speed. You also want the bike to be balanced front to back in the speed it compresses and rebounds. If your at a trackday ask any white plate racer to have a bounce and see what they think. Also ask to bounce on their bike to see what it should feel like.
|Thread||Thread Starter||Forum||Replies||Last Post|
|Suspension Setup.....||trooper||Motorcycles Unlimited||13||11-07-2014 09:44 AM|
|Thanks - suspension setup||Mr.M||Motorcycles Unlimited||3||12-26-2013 10:21 PM|
|Suspension Setup Thanks||Hail||Motorcycles Unlimited||2||05-24-2012 02:28 PM|
|suspension setup||bioGuru||General Discussion (Moto Related)||2||12-03-2010 10:47 AM|
|suspension setup?||pester||Motorcycles Unlimited||4||11-25-2008 09:02 PM|