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suspension settings - advice?

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    Newbie Porkerfish's Avatar
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    suspension settings - advice?

    Having a little trouble adjusting the suspension settings on a 1250SA - cant get the preload/damping quite right - i'm 70 kilo's (11 stone) in riding clobber - has anyone of a similar weight found sttings that work well?

    The pre-load adjuster on the 90 SA is a bugger to adjust!

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    I'm 17 stone in full riding gear. I haven't touched the suspension settings at all. I guess I just got lucky. Are you having trouble adjusting the front or rear settings?
    Last edited by aleutdude; 12-09-09 at 10:22 AM. Reason: more info

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    Talk to your local racing club ... The racers are the ones who know about suspension ... I found a good racing mechanic and he helped me set mine up ... sorry, I can't offer him to you .. I'm in New Zealand ...

    Here's the basics for the front end ... tie a piece of string around the fork leg and push it right down to the slider. Drop the bike of the centre stand and see how much the string has moved as it hits the ground, compresses then rebounds. If it has moved more than 30 cm it is too soft and if it has moved less than 25 cm it is too hard ... from there, just play with it until it feels right ...

    I set mine up on a race track ... great environment to play in as you can feel what it's doing when you are cornering past 200 klicks ... which you can do on the road .. but at the risk of your licence ...

    The back end .. just try it ...
    Owner of a 2005 GSF650 Bandit, and a 2009 GSF1250S Bandit

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    Thanks for advice from both - front was not a problem - have reduced the pre load by one click and after a bit of trial & error have the softened the damping by quarter of a turn - seems to have done the trick!

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