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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby Jonno » Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:33 am

Stereo wrote:


Heya Jonno

This is my problem on both my bikes.
If I start adjusting the rebound damping, how do I know I have not gone too far?

Example: I increase the rebound damping on the rear in increments. When do I know I have gone too far? What will the symptom feel like?

Example2: I feel I have the rear about right, I increase the front in increments, how do I know I have gone too far?[/quote]


I dont farkin know, i just cut and pasted it mate to make myself look smart! :roll: :lol:

Yeah alright, too much rebound will feel harsh that's all I can say and I recommend reading the symptoms section, and I really don't know, so stop asking me ok. All I can say is get ya SAGS right and the rest is personal preferences. Playing with stock suspension can seem like ya want half a click and of course that isn't always possible. Sometimes 1 click is too much and 1 click less isn't enough, if you want it perfect go to the local suspension workshop, this is a guide only not gospel.....
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby IsleofNinja » Tue Sep 01, 2009 11:40 pm

Champion effort there Jonno!!

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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby tim » Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:01 am

:shock: EPIC alright!
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby tim » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:56 pm

Jonno wrote:
Stereo wrote:


Heya Jonno

This is my problem on both my bikes.
If I start adjusting the rebound damping, how do I know I have not gone too far?

Example: I increase the rebound damping on the rear in increments. When do I know I have gone too far? What will the symptom feel like?

Example2: I feel I have the rear about right, I increase the front in increments, how do I know I have gone too far?


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Here's a suspension tuner showing how to set rebound! It's good to see it happen. :)
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby oldman » Sun Oct 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Good thread. I came from a 1977 Honda 750f supersport so the suspension on my 2004 Z1000 is heavenly in comparison. I did just have a fork upgrade to racetech springs and valves and the difference is quite amazing. I find when tuning my suspension, my PCIII, or any other worthy task on my Z a shot and a brew intensify the experience.
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby vmd » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:51 pm

Brother Jonno,
Started to read but got no further than street set up static sag section. With virtually no static sag at the rear why would you fit a STIFFER spring? Wouldn't you reduce preload ( if any ) first ? and with a lot of free sag under bike weight only, ( PRELOAD OR NOT) it don't make sense to fit a SOFTER spring. My Z750 with no preload has negligible static sag at the rear, no way would I fit a stiffer spring. This has to be a typo right?
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby Jonno » Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:28 am

without reading it since I posted it way back then, it probably is.
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby Cshat » Mon May 05, 2014 4:38 pm

I tuned in my suspension a week a go, and went out on the weekend, OMG its like a different bike, even tho the z750 suspension is pretty basic, although I didn't use this post it encouraged me to fine tune my bike, thanks for the inspiration
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby 6maniac » Wed May 07, 2014 8:41 pm

What are your settings for front & rear suspension ?
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby Cshat » Thu May 08, 2014 12:13 pm

6maniac wrote:What are your settings for front & rear suspension ?

I got the dampening at 1 turn from standard clockwise and the preload adjuster on notch 4 from soft,
The front rebound dampening is 2 clicks clockwise from standard and preload is set at 10mm out,
KEEP IN MIND THIS IS SET UP FOR MY WEIGHT OF 82kg,
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Re: Suspension adjustment and worksheets

Postby WallyD » Thu May 15, 2014 11:22 pm

Just making a mark on this thread for future use. Thanks for the details!!!
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