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post #16 of 18 Old 06-22-2004, 2:18 AM
 
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Re: CBR1000RR Suspension/Sag Settings

If the bike feels like it is kicking you in the butt, try some more rebound damping. When you stand at the rear of the bike and push down hard on the seat, you want to see the suspension come back up somewhat slowly, it should not spring back up immediately. The kick in the butt feeling is often a sign of too little rebound rather than too much compression. Though my feeling on compression is that the spring should do most of it, and you should use as little compression damping at the rear as you are comfortable with.

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Re: CBR1000RR Suspension/Sag Settings

I've done a little more playing with my suspension and its improving. My current settings seem to be along the same lines as you guys. You may be interested.

The settings for road use. May wish to go a little harder for track work.

Front
Preload is two turns harder than std
Compression is one turn harder than std
Rebound currently std (may adjust soon)

Rear
Preload is pos 3 (1 softer than std)
Compression is 4 clicks softer than std
Rebound currently std

I found that the major issue with the rear being hard is the compression setting. I'm pretty sure that the rebound may be a little to great as well, but I'll check it out this weekend.

Just for the books I weigh 85kgs std. Probably more with leathers, boots etc.


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Re: CBR1000RR Suspension/Sag Settings

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If the bike feels like it is kicking you in the butt, try some more rebound damping. When you stand at the rear of the bike and push down hard on the seat, you want to see the suspension come back up somewhat slowly, it should not spring back up immediately. The kick in the butt feeling is often a sign of too little rebound rather than too much compression. Though my feeling on compression is that the spring should do most of it, and you should use as little compression damping at the rear as you are comfortable with.

Ernie
A good staring point for both the front and rear is to push down on the bike and note how long it takes to rebound. Theoretically, it should rebound at the same speed as the "push". If it's slower, you need less rebound. Conversely, if it's faster, you need more rebound. This routine is based on a properly adjusted compression setting, or in other words, one that doesn't nose dive or squat excessively with the sag set correctly.
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