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Suspension Setup Advice

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by dan, Jun 5, 2005.

  1. G'day all,

    After a few thousand kays and lots of runs through twisities, I am wondering whether I can get better handling through tweaking with my suspension setup.

    I have not touched any suspension settings at all out of the showroom. Bike handles OK, but I wanted to experiment to see if I can adapt to certain situations. Now the first thing that comes to mind - it all works, don't frigg with it. So I put it to you wiser heads to explain it to me what I should be looking for when adjusting my suspension.

    This thread was not really helpful to me, a bit too technical.

    These are my requirements:

    Setup 1
    - Ride comfort not an issue
    - want quick steering, but not too quick
    - rock solid front end
    - good traction when cornering low on sometimes bumpy/uneven public roads

    Setup 2
    - Nice cushy ride
    - Good straighline stability for freeway speeds
    - Generally cruisy

    Any advice is appreciated, even if it's 'don't frigg with it' . :wink: