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Motorcycle Suspension Setup

It is to be very difficult to set your up in one day unless you wish to spend a lot of in the saddle. Therefore I have up this article into days to make it easier to and carry out.

I bought a Yamaha YZF R1 bike which was to a top handling bike. It was not. The was reluctant to turn.

I took the to a club racer mate of and he had a test ride and then that I increase the rebound (. ) I the rebound (. ) screw and it seemed to the bike handling. I turned it a bit and it went back worse. I that since I had already with one of the settings, I might as try other suspension settings.

I suspension setting from newspapers, sports bike top racing websites and forums and were all crap. In fact two never recommended the same for my bike and no one adequately explained how got those settings. I felt I had to my own suspension settings for my bike.

In order to do so, I had to understand how it worked and article will attempt to how I set up my bike and how you can too.

Lets at the very beginning.

Your suspension is designed primarily to the imperfections in the roads, and ensure tyres keep contact the roads. Most bikes are based on a spring like you find in a pen, mattress or but much stronger. To stop the from bouncing the tyre a yoyo; the rate the spring up and down is controlled by “dampers”.

are “ like oil filled pumps ”. The pump move faster or slower on the size of the hole the oil is being through and the thickness of the oil. All have both a spring and

My bike has the spring on the outside of the on the rear wheel (called shock) but the front wheel has the springs within the dampers you cannot see them. They are the front forks.

The suspension for front wheel is independent the back wheel and can react to road and riding conditions.

I touched the bike, I located the for my bike as supplied by the manufacturer. The contains details on what can be and where on the bike the knobs and are for setting up your bike and rear suspension. Also it the manufacturers recommended suspension for your bike.

If you have (third party) suspension, them.

Depending on your you may be able adjust some, all or of the following

Preload (Spring based on your weight)

(speed the spring squashes and to normal )

Compression (advanced control, speed the spring Rebound (advanced damping speed the spring returns to after been squashed)

Note that compression and are part of damping.

After I had what I can adjust on my bike and how to it, I got a pen and paper and wrote down my current settings so that I can the bike to it if I make a mess of On my bike, this meant “clicks” as I turned the screws for the and rebound clockwise or anti-clockwise. is easier to note and record as you can see “notch” the rear spring is on and “ring” the front is on.

The manufacturer has a lot of time and money on research and and they have a financial to ensure that my bike well, therefore the manufacturers suspension settings for your will not be that bad. what your current are for your bike against the setting. If they are different, and you your bike could better, have a go at setting bike to manufacturers recommended .

You should be able to fiddle your suspension and bring it to the settings recommended by the manufacturer or original setting before you go any Do not read any further unless you are with the above and acknowledge this whole article is for information only. Please do not with your bike, injure yourself and then me.

To set up your bike you will the proper tools as recommended in bikes handbook, usually a screw driver, spanner for the and a funny looking tool for the preload and tape measure. You need patience and time. It is to set the bike up where you are most to use it i.e. on the roads or race

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Ensure your bike is in working condition, including dodgy fork seals, linkage, and changing fork or oil and you have correct tyre If you are unsure of your tyre and it is a track bike use 32psi 30psi rear.

Twiddling with setting will not get you far. You suspension can be down to the following



Damping Compression Rebound

Rear Wheel

Damping Compression Damping

If your bike does not some of these setting you will have to compromise on the of your bike or buy aftermarket if necessary. You really should set up bike in the right order. It is to start with the preloads, and rear as this is based on weight and relatively easy to set up, work your way down.

your weight, when you sit on the you want the bike to squat a little bit (about 30mm) but not too You want to ensure that the of your rear suspension is available for when you actually the bike as opposed to supporting heavy frame. At the same you should have a little bit of sag

If the bike drops too much increase preload and if you are very and the bike barely moves your weight, then the preload.

Below is a more explanation. This is easy to set up but can be a bit so just follow the steps one at a

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