Awesome, love that stuff, and after having a couple bikes set up
and changed by RMR, I'm an absolute believer in proper set up.
If you ride more aggressively, be it street or track, you absolutely owe
it to yourself to have the basics dialed in for you're riding style and weight.
When that guy said "you have a new bike", he's not overstating it, my old ZRX
was an entirely new bike after Rod's touch.
No kidding. Im getting my suspension done monday at RMR. They said i might need new springs because of my size and the weight of my bike. So much feel comes from how the bike reacts to the ground through the suspension. Crazy how much wear was happening on the tires from not having the proper setup.
After RMR did mine, there was a night and day difference.
He put Ohlins in the forks and set up the Aprilia Factory Ohlins shock. Well worth the dollars.
I'm thinking I'll swing by and get the rear spring replaced with a heavier one soon to make things perfect.
The difference between you and me .........
screw it, I'm leaving
Last edited by Ms2uared; 07-19-2011 at 09:45 PM.
so far i'm a believer.. only got a chance to get the front springs in.. rear spring goes in this weekend... or so..
unfortunately the freaky weather has made it nearly impossible to get my valving done... my buddy whos doing the
machining lives for sunny weather on his super charged miata.. so weekends are tough to get'er done..
next season though
learning plenty so far.!! love the R1's suspension setup now... just needs tweaking to your needs... beautiful stuff..
First thing I always do with a new to me bike is set he static sag...from there its all about riding the same piece of road to dial in the compression and rebound settings. If I can't dial it in with the stock valving then I revalve or upgrade.
Bikes are designed for people who weigh 160 lbs or less.
If you are over 5'10. You are doomed. My suspension is on max stiffness and has a ways to go before it's right.
I had the sag done and it dialed in at pacific last year. It was a huge difference. I should really get the suspension done before I go to orp. How long is a front fork service?
how big are you and what do you ride?
shit eh! Same story with me. 6'2", 250, ZX9. Sloppy joe suspension.
for the bigger guys.. just be careful on how stiff a front springs you decide to get...
racetech calculator shows i need at least a 1.0 kg/mm front spring setup... that is absurdly stiff.!!
stocks on the r1 are supposedly .92s... but with oem stuff they have a +- 5% variance, so you dont
really know what you're gonna get.. in my particular case they are supposed to be for a 185lb rider.. yah right!
they were weak!... i went with .95 kg/mm for the fronts.. just right!! they work amazingly well in the tight n' twisties...
when braking HARD on emergency i have had them bottom out once.. but that was absurd braking... in order to fix this
when i do pull 'em out at season end to do my OHLINS FRONT PISTON valve kit, i will install a 15mm spacer on both front
shocks to help counter-act any bottoming out i may experience every once in a blue moon, may even just do 10mm... i've
been told it helps with pre-load... this is done so i am not forced to go with the stiffer spring, which are useless on local street roads,
we all know how shitty they are...
on the rear spring, i am def. going with the recommended stiffer spring... actually the stiffest racetech makes for my bike..
that way when im' on tour, and carrying ample luggage, the bike will still handle like its on rails..
as always, what works for most riders may not work for you...
for all your suspension needs contact SVRacingparts.com, delivered to your doorstep.. customized for your needs
Last edited by bacchus40; 07-24-2011 at 01:08 AM.