I had heard that there was a web site that you could go on and input your weight and bike and it will give you the proper suspension settings. Has anyone heard of this or do you know of the web site. I am going to be riding 2 up this weekend (August 31/02) and would like to know how to set the suspension.
Any help would be greatly appriciated.
try gixxer.com, they usually answer u back quickly
Chancellor of Horsepower
Re: Suspension Settings
Proper suspension settings for what? Leisurely street riding? Assertive street riding? Stunting? Race track? What type of road conditions? etc. As you likely know, there is no such thing as one "proper" suspension setup. If such a website exists, I would not put any faith in the prescribed setup for this very reason.
Originally posted by islandgixxer I had heard that there was a web site that you could go on and input your weight and bike and it will give you the proper suspension settings.
As far as riding 2 up, you will definitely need to increase preload on both your front and rear. Of course any time you increase preload, you must also increase rebound damping proportionately.
I have a 2002 GSXR1000. I ride assertive (to use your term) and do some stunting. (wheelies) I weigh 240 lbs. I would like to see it set up for mostly twisties.
Chancellor of Horsepower
I weight 180 + gear and find my 1k undersprung on the front and underdamped (rebound) on both the front and rear, for track / performance riding. I have the front preload as stiff as she'll go and she still bottoms under braking, however, I am still using the stock springs. For your weight, I suspect you'll need 1.0 or stiffer springs.
That being said, I would suggest trying to obtain 20-25mm of static sag both front and rear, if the stock springs will permit that for your weight. For that amount of preload, I would suggest using maximum rebound damping on both front and rear (assuming you haven't had your forks or shock revalved). I suggest setting compresion in the middle and tinkering with it as the road surface warrants. Also, take a screwdrive and wrench along while you are riding, make some changes and assess the results.
Hope this helps!
builder of bikes
I weigh 195 and have it set as such:
3 lines showing
Rebound 5 clicks out from full stiff
Compression 10 clicks out from full stiff.
5 mm showing on triple
Rebound 6 clicks from full stiff
Compression 8 clicks out from full.
I find that the front (3 lines showing) is the one that 1000 owners mess with most to fine tune how the bike feels in your hands. For the rear I found myself that there is most difference messing with the compression settings. john would be a good person to ask.. but he's on holidays...
Too bad you are on the island. Bomax would be a good place to get your suspension set up.
go to racetech.com, they have the info your looking for.