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March 27, 2003, 09:45 AM

Stock suspension settings are usually way off for each individual and it certainly can be a pain to find settings that work well. SportRider has done all the work for us and is sharing the info.

http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_susp_settings/


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March 27, 2003, 04:41 PM

Yeah, but no Falco!!!!! My settings were from the previous owner who is about my size/weight and they feel okay, but you never know.

Hope to have the Penske rear soon and then I am going to be hitting a couple of you peeps up for a SAG setting day since it is a three man J-O-B.

Actually, when PB did their Falco review they gave a little bit of info, but it was not the full set-up guide.

If anyone wants more I have about 15 issues of PB at home and they do a track/road set-up for a different bike every month. You can also back-order them from them.


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April 6, 2003, 08:10 AM

Suspension settings are different for everyone. There is a baseline to start from, but then it changes on an individual basis. You should start with an inch of sag front and rear. Put all damping and rebound settings in the middle of their range, and go from there.
I like my bikes loose. A loose bike is a fast bike.
Getting settings out of a magazine, you're getting what THAT rider liked.
Just my .02...........


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May 27, 2003, 01:31 PM

I bought an R1 just so I could touch the ground. Amazingly - it has a lower saddle height than most 600s I tried. I've had the bike for a year now and I'm thinking about lowering the suspension go gain some ground (literally). How would this affect the ride?

The bike feels good, but walking it is a pain.


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