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Has anyone had to adjust the ride height on a 2006 ZX10R
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Has anyone had to adjust the ride height on a 2006 ZX10R - September 26, 2007, 04:34 PM

Just seeing how much people had to adjust the suspension on a 2006 ZX10R. I am 5'9" at 165-170 pds. I had to adjust my 636 because of the front tire size..


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I am going to have Constantine set up my suspension for me on my 2006 ZX-10 over the weekend. I'll let you know how it goes. I am 6'0", and (gulp!) 225lbs.


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October 4, 2007, 10:13 PM

What I did notice is that the top of my forks are NOT flush with the triple clamp. The top of the fork tubes are about 3/8 of an inch above the triple clamp. I do know that this completely affects handling. I do feel that the 10 turns in a lot quicker than my 6 but Im not sure if thats because Im on a newer and completely different bike.

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Is anyone elses front forks set similarly?

Isnt the factory setting flush?

This is not hitting the track anytime soon (thats why I have the 636!) so what would the ideal setting for the street be (or recommend!)

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The front tire is a Bridgestone BT-002 120 70zr17
I am 5'9 at 170 pds.


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Is it the actual fork tubes that are raised above the triple clamp, or is it the spring pre-load piece of the fork (the dark cylinder with a gold-colored adjuster in its center and with lines on the side, which allows you to count rings when you set pre-load)? If it is only the pre-load "cylinder" that sticks up, it does not shorten your forks and does therefore not alter the bike's geometry. The factory setting is for the fork tubes to be flush with the triple clamp, but the pre-load cylinder sticks up above it. Since I weigh 220+, I have adjusted the pre-load to its max, so my pre-load "cylinder is also flush with the triple clamp.

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What I did notice is that the top of my forks are NOT flush with the triple clamp. The top of the fork tubes are about 3/8 of an inch above the triple clamp. I do know that this completely affects handling. I do feel that the 10 turns in a lot quicker than my 6 but Im not sure if thats because Im on a newer and completely different bike.

So, here are the questions...

Is anyone elses front forks set similarly?

Isnt the factory setting flush?

This is not hitting the track anytime soon (thats why I have the 636!) so what would the ideal setting for the street be (or recommend!)

Facts that might be relevant:
The front tire is a Bridgestone BT-002 120 70zr17
I am 5'9 at 170 pds.


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I will takea photo tomorrow and show ya! I know NOTHING about ssuspension setup!!!


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I am learning more and more about suspension, although the more I learn, the more I understand that it is merely dark magic... No, not really, but it is a mix between science and art, for sure!


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CK out http://www.naarden.biz/products.htm

They have adjustable suspension links for many bikes.


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