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Old 02-19-2014, 08:40 AM
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Stock Suspension Settings??

Sorry if this is posted elsewhere. It likely is but a simple search came up empty.

Can anyone tell me what type of rider the factory standard suspension settings are geared for??
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by rpolliard View Post
Sorry if this is posted elsewhere. It likely is but a simple search came up empty.

Can anyone tell me what type of rider the factory standard suspension settings are geared for??

The suspension is sprung for a rider around the 150lbs mark.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:24 AM
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Cool. Thanks for the quick reply. I had heard 160 lb rider through the grapevine but wasn't sure if that was accurate.
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Old 02-20-2014, 04:31 PM
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Here you go:

Stock Shock Spring = 160lb
Stock Fork Springs = -10lb (yes, negative)
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Old 02-21-2014, 06:33 AM
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yeah the rear is sprung for your average rider but the front is very undersprung as you will notice if you ever try to use the front brakes for evasive reasons because you will bottom out the front end. A respring of the front is a very cheap and necessary (IMHO) mod, both for safety reasons and because you won't believe how much better the bike feels with the right fork springs.

its also a very easy to do yourself thing when you get them from jamie as he precuts the spacers to the proper length for you. Took me all of 5 minutes to swap out in my garage with just a simple box end wrench, a magnet, and an engine hoist, but really just a carrier bolt in the rafters of your garage/carport to tie a tow rope to on your front end to keep the weight off it is all you need
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Originally Posted by insulinboy View Post
really just a carrier bolt in the rafters of your garage/carport to tie a tow rope to on your front end to keep the weight off it is all you need
Or a floor jack under the oil pan.
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Old 02-21-2014, 02:21 PM
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Originally Posted by 7moore7 View Post
Or a floor jack under the oil pan.
If someone was to do this, use some tiedowns or rope to keep 'er from falling over.

I was a dumbass one day and rushed something I shouldn't have. The bike tipped over slightly onto the bucket of my Bobcat 773 and put a few nicks in my nicely painted clutch cover. Luckily that was the only damage. The clutch cover is getting a window anyways, but it still pisses me off that I made that mistake. Usually I have lots of patience, but not on that day
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I've done a lot of stupid ****, but I've never been dumb enough to tell everyone about the enormous amount of stupid **** that I've done.
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It's probably time I put warning in my sig to use my advice with extreme discretion as I make most of it up anyway.
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That would save a lot of people from doing a lot of stupid ****.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:04 PM
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Originally Posted by VTR1000F View Post
I've done a lot of stupid ****, but I've never been dumb enough to tell everyone about the enormous amount of stupid **** that I've done.
At least I know I'm in similar company

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Oh crap. I spilled the beans there, didn't I?
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