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Local Suspension Shops? - September 19, 2007, 04:35 PM

I have a 2007 Triumph Daytona. I hear the suspension is very adjustable but I'll admit I know pretty much nothing about the practical application of all the adjustments. Who do you guys trust with suspension tuning? How long would it take a pro to tune my suspension? What would a good tune cost?
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Thanks Mike.

Bring it down to Fast Lanes and ask for me. I'll set it up for you no problem.


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I need a good suspension place too


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Thanks for getting back to me guys!

Chantilly is a hike. Is it worth it? How long should I expect it to take? Does it require anything from me or you just modify some settings and I go? What do you base the "correct" settings on?
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What do you base the "correct" settings on?

mostly you on the bike itself...


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What do you base the "correct" settings on?
Gravitational pull of the earth in relation to your lifestyle, general eating habits, and riding preference.


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I've got an 06 675. About how much for the suspension setup?
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So it's entirely about weight? Does it matter that I'm strictly a street rider and have zero plans to hit the track with this bike?
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So it's entirely about weight? Does it matter that I'm strictly a street rider and have zero plans to hit the track with this bike?
it matters about 2 clicks


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Gravitational pull of the earth in relation to your lifestyle, general eating habits, and riding preference.


And true to boot.

Yes there is a major difference dependent on track vs street riding, suspension is very subjective and varies based on riding style and personal preferance.

Once sag is set I like to start with Sport Riders reccomendations and taylor the settings until I am happy.

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I wonder what my factory recommended settings are...
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I have a 2007 Triumph Daytona. I hear the suspension is very adjustable but I'll admit I know pretty much nothing about the practical application of all the adjustments. Who do you guys trust with suspension tuning? How long would it take a pro to tune my suspension? What would a good tune cost?
There are quite a few variables that need to be considered before adjusting suspension. What are you looking for? What problems are you encountering now? What are you using it for?

I would highly recommend going to Rick Beggs @ RnR Cycles. He has been racing motorcycles and setting suspension longer than most people have had their M-Class. The combination of competence and straight talk has been documented several times over.

Whatever your decision, best of luck. Suspension is an often overlooked part of the motorcycle and I'm glad you're deciding on getting it set up for YOU on YOUR BIKE!

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