At 180lbs, the stock springs should be fine for you. Best thing for you to do now is "tune your own". Grab your screwdriver, set everything to wide-open, go ride a section of bumpy twisty road for 10mins, stop, set everything to fully closed, repeat. Make a strong mental note of how the bike behaves differently. Then, set everything to 2-clicks from open, and 2 clicks from closed, repeat. That should give you an idea how extreme settings make the bike handle differently.
Using those three reference points, its now just a question of 1-2 clicks in either direction, which is best done out on a longer ride.
At 180lbs, the stock springs should be fine for you. Best thing for you to do now is "tune your own". Grab your screwdriver,.
i was thinking the same thing.. thats pretty good weight for any sport-bike . Should be within adjustment range
but instead of flying blind for a few hundred kilometers I suggest you go look up your bike HERE op!!
this will get you going in the right direction and then you can make small adjustments one way or the
other.. if our calculations are correct you're likely within a few clicks.. Back in the day Sport Rider Magazine
would do yearly reviews of new model bikes and came up with a list of recommended starting points.
you are looking for a poised ride, one in which the chassis is not upset under normal riding
conditions, rear of bike balanced with front and vice versa.. front end dive is no fun.
Suggested Sport Bike Motorcycle Suspension Settings
Sport Rider's setup recommendations for every motorcycle tested from 1997
November 17, 2009
These tables show suggested suspension settings for each bike tested by the Sport Rider staff. Scroll down for your brand/model of bike. You can also use the tables to find which issues of Sport Rider each bike was tested. For more information about suspension setup, visit our Sportbike Suspension Guide, which has a setup guide, a suspension tuning guide, and links to various useful articles on the site.
Front Preload: 3 lines showing Front Rebound: 1.50 turns out Front Compression: 1.25 turns out
Rear Preload: position 5 Rear Rebound: 1 turn out Rear Compression: 1.5 turns out
These were settings I 'stole' off the Internet. My old f4i is turns, no clicks.
I think I will take the time to play around with them some. Probably even take them to the extremes to see the differences. *
I'll definetly have a look at the cycleworld settings too.
And yes Chia I have no doubt that my suspension is pretty bagged out and in need of some serious servicing/repair. But I've got to work with what I've got right now. Had hoped to go through it last winter but life got in the way.
Thanks again for all the input. It's appreciated. *