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Adjusted suspension (finally)

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by MaxBlack, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Leave alone, factory knows best

  2. Play with 'till I get it right

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  3. You can adjust suspension?

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  4. Get my mates to adjust it

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  5. Eat candy, I don't even check my tyre pressures let alone think about suspension.

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  1. Finally got around to adjusting the suspension on my ZX14

    160-180km sweepers (track of course :shock:) were getting very scary (wallowing and threatening slappers), so I had to do it.

    What a revelation, my big fat loose pig is now a big tight taut pig :LOL:

    But seriously 90% of the wallowing is gone and it feels like a different bike, and surprisingly, normal riding comfort hasn't been compromised to any large degree.

    There is very little rebound (1/4 turn) and compression (1/2 turn) (from max) adjustment left in the rear. It took that much to tighten things up.

    The front is better, but static sag was far too much with the standard pre-load setting.

    I would love to sample top line suspension one day, I'm sure it would be amazing, compliant and composed now that would be something.

    Anyway the purpose of this thread is:

    Take the time to adjust your suspension (if adjustable of course) it can make a world of difference to your bikes handling and thus your riding confidence (and safety).