Pre load and damping

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Pre load and damping

Post by Dave_W » 09 Jul 2015, 21:48

Can anyone explain (in language a novice would understand - me) how you know if your preload and damping settings are suited to your riding style? My bikes as standard on both settings.

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Re: Pre load and damping

Post by Stumoores » 09 Jul 2015, 21:51

What bike, how much do you weigh, do you hoon?
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Re: Pre load and damping

Post by Dave_W » 09 Jul 2015, 22:00

It's a gsxf1250fa, I'm 13 and a half stone and a steady rider since I broke several bones. Keep feeling the front go on roundabouts too. (checked pressures and they're Ok)

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Post by Barts dad » 09 Jul 2015, 22:11

Take it to a suspension specialist and let them set it up for you. There are plenty about. Nowt worse than fookin about with it yourself if you are not confident in what you are doing.

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Re: Pre load and damping

Post by Cabernet » 09 Jul 2015, 22:14

There can be a lot of reasons for that.
Tyre make and compound.
Tyre temperature (particularly if your a steady rider)
Riding habits.
Posture
Suspension.

How long have you been riding and have you done any advance work on your riding?
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Re: Pre load and damping

Post by SMUDGER » 09 Jul 2015, 22:17

Easy if your front too light plus dampening minus preload if your rear to light go mcdonalds

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Post by Dave_W » 09 Jul 2015, 22:17

No advanced stuff. No track days etc. Riding 10 years now. My tyres don't have good reviews so moving to pilot 4s when I've worn my way through this set.

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Post by Dave_W » 09 Jul 2015, 22:19

Barts dad wrote:Take it to a suspension specialist and let them set it up for you. There are plenty about. Nowt worse than fookin about with it yourself if you are not confident in what you are doing.

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How much do these specialists charge?

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Post by Barts dad » 09 Jul 2015, 22:22

Dave_W wrote:
Barts dad wrote:Take it to a suspension specialist and let them set it up for you. There are plenty about. Nowt worse than fookin about with it yourself if you are not confident in what you are doing.

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How much do these specialists charge?

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To be honest I've alays been happy doing my own but I'm sure someone will post a price soon as a few have had it done. Don't think it's a fortune though.

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Re: Pre load and damping

Post by Dave_W » 09 Jul 2015, 22:25

Cheers. I'll look into it. And go watch so I can learn some stuff.

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