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    Default suspension set up to stiff.??

    Is there any good suspension guys around you folks know of.
    I got a 03 r6 weigh a buk70 and I don't think it settles a quarter inch when I get on.

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    Quote Originally Posted by luv4pits View Post
    Is there any good suspension guys around you folks know of.
    I got a 03 r6 weigh a buk70 and I don't think it settles a quarter inch when I get on.
    And what is wrong with that? I like it stiff.

    Have Robert at Wilsons look at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaw749r View Post
    And what is wrong with that? I like it stiff.
    whoooooa there ray.
    Braaap!

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    I jst thought it felt real stiff thought if I soften it up it
    mite not feel so jittery ripping the corners. Or trying anyway

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    when you sit on the bike it should only settle about 30millimeters (its called sag) if the bike is feeling really "jittery" then it could be a couple things.

    if it just feels to bumpy then take a little high speed compression dampening out. this will allow the suspension to react quicker over those sharp bumps.

    also if you have not changed fork fluid in it trying doing that as well. suspension fluid just like engine oil breaks down over time with use. to have the rear shock rebuilt would be more expensive then doing the forks tho.
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    I think it's more towards the bumpy side. Front seems ok
    . Rear springs looks to be set a few notches above lowest setting.
    I jst put new Mich pilot rd2ct. It has 12000 babied miles on it.
    If any of that helps. Also I'm mainly going to be riding twisties

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    did you put all the miles on it? did it just start to feel stiff or has it always been that way? how long you been ridding?

    if your going to ridding hard in the mountains you dont really want a soft squishy suspension. cant feel the road or what the tires are doing under you.
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    Mike when you said you soften it what did you adjust? Did you turn the larger nut counter clockwise or did you go clockwise. Or did you adjust the small screw in the middle? For you weight the current suspension should work for you just fine.

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    Bring it down to BW when we do our CVR track day and have Sean from Race Tech dial you in...

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    I didn't touch any thing. Rather let a pro do it. My bro n law bought it new and put most the miles
    On it. When I wasn't borrowing it. Ben riding dirt bikes,quads mst my life.
    Got my class M in 01 tho on a87 vfr 250 that was fun and funny.
    Went to a vstar 01. Then a 99 fat boy and now the r6.

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    I'd love to do a trac day never ben b4. I live on 245 so I've ben practicing tite turns. Got the 20mile corner at 58
    But I've never got to ride with any one yet jst reading every artical I can find on google.
    Lol
    Last edited by luv4pits; Dec 11th, 2008 at 06:34 PM.

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    For a temporarily fix you can turn the preload out (CCW) about two - three turns. This should loosen up the front end for you.

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    Tha front seems fine
    Wh

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    Quote Originally Posted by luv4pits View Post
    Tha front seems fine
    Wh
    I guess I missunderstood you then.

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    Quote Originally Posted by Calkidd View Post
    I guess I missunderstood you then.
    typical of a cop..
    speed kills, ride a R1 and live longer

    believe nothing I say

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidmoua View Post
    typical of a cop..
    All that work on that picture gone to waste.

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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    what point in the corner or on the road does it feel to stiff.

    you are going to feel a lot of the road on a street bike tho. its designed into the bike. take maybe a turn of high speed compression out (softer) in the front and rear. as long as your sure its not due to your rear shock bottoming out.

    also put a couple zip ties around the tubes on your fork to see how much travel you are using on one of your mountain runs. cruzing around town your obviously not going to use much. when the bike is going slow (say less than 50) its not going to ride like a cruiser. its setup a little stiff to handle the cornering braking and acceleration loads.

    unless it handles poorly or is not nuetral then it needs some indepth tuning.
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    Default Re: suspension set up to stiff.??

    I use a blackberry so pardon the short typing. And truthfully ot could just seem that way cause I'm
    A rookie. I bought nice tires and was jst hoping to get my susp perfect 4 me since my bro was 220+. Thank
    You for all your responses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonJon View Post
    whoooooa there ray.
    OK dirtbag.

    On the track bike I can tell you what color the line is on the road without looking at it. The yellow lines are thicker. The R is almost as stiff.
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