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Suspension Setup - June 17, 2008, 09:31 AM

I'm 5"4, 120lbs. I will be wearing full leather with a chest/back protector (not sure how much weight the gears add). I (will be) lowered 1.25 inch at the front, and 1.25 in the rear (with a 1" lowering link). I'm riding an 06 600RR.

Here is my question. What should I put the front and rear suspension settings as to get the most out of the bike? The suspension setting is at stock currently. I'm alot lighter than an average rider. I know I compromised the handling when I lower it, but I have no choice. I can't reach the ground if I don't.
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My husband, boomboom929, can set that up for you for free. It'll take about 5 min Shoot me a PM if you're interested and I'll send you his phone number
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he forgot to add, he needs to install a lowering link and have someone weld his kickstand for him.
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June 17, 2008, 03:48 PM

You will need softer springs front and rear most likely.


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June 17, 2008, 04:12 PM

keep the suspension stock and install

13 inch wheels.

with 13 inch tires.

keep everything stock. maybe the gearing have to be changed..lol
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once you lower the bike it will never handle the same way.
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June 17, 2008, 04:54 PM

sportrider.com has a pretty good article in their tech section on about setting up your suspension...I think it's better to learn what all the terms mean (preload, fast/slow compression damping, rebound damping, static sag ect..) and to mess with the suspension settings yourself, that way if something ever goes wrong...or you decide to carry a passenger around for a while you'll know how you troubleshoot or adjust your setting accordingly. But see if you can get some good baseline settings from an expert and work from there.

P.S. (so not to thread hack) for all the 06-07' R6 guys/girls I'm going to be putting up a thread soon asking what your settings/riding style are so I can better dial in my suspension.


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June 18, 2008, 08:58 AM

I will not ride 2-up. Ever. I don't want to be responsible for another person's life. That being said, I'll definitely look up the article. You're right about learning the basic so I can at least trouble shoot when needed.
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I'm 5"4, 120lbs. I will be wearing full leather with a chest/back protector (not sure how much weight the gears add). I (will be) lowered 1.25 inch at the front, and 1.25 in the rear (with a 1" lowering link). I'm riding an 06 600RR.

Here is my question. What should I put the front and rear suspension settings as to get the most out of the bike? The suspension setting is at stock currently. I'm alot lighter than an average rider. I know I compromised the handling when I lower it, but I have no choice. I can't reach the ground if I don't.
I'm gonna get banned for this, I just know it.

5'4" 120lbs...you need a vagina in order to get the most out of your bike.

seriously, j/k. Get with someone who knows what they're doing and check the sag. If you need softer springs in order to get the sag where it belongs, do that.


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June 18, 2008, 10:29 AM

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once you lower the bike it will never handle the same way.
DISAGREE

600killer lowered my wife's bike for her with a link. He used a digital micrometer and triple checked measurements.

Handled the same since it was my then old bike which I rode for 25k miles.

Parts would just touch down sooner.

RICE - She weighed about as much as you so we had to redo suspension settings for her. Street worked well, I rode it lowered for a bit.


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also remember that you need to find settings that work well for you. using someone elses settings might get you closer to a fabulously handling bike, but not all the way.


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