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'06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

I'm getting some bunny hop in the front end of my '06 CBR1000 under extremely hard braking. I'm sure it's a setup issue, probably related to my relatively light weight (about 140 lb). Any suggestions besides eating a bag of pork rinds? Anyone ever seen a listing of suspension settings that take into account rider weight? Thanks!
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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

They are set up for 160 ish riders. Do a search on how to set sagg. you shouldn't have any problems. its the fattier guys that ate the pork rinds that do.

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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

Basic Spring and Sag Setup

good article on setting sag and suspenion settings
you need to be in full gear that you will ride with
helmet, leathers, boots etc

very few people can get a correct sag setting with the oem suspension
as light as you are you might be able to even with gear
otherwise you will have to do like i did and upgrade
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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

Good luck with that sag, I weigh 125lbs and it rides like a brick!

To a student: no,no,no...straighten then brake.
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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

Good input. Setting your sag correctly is the first step, and your weight is probably within the range of the stock springs.

Now, more info, please

Does this happen on a smooth road? All the time? Is the rear wheel lifting? Are you using the back brake? Does it happen only when you're downshifting? Try braking hard using just the front brakes on the same stretch of road without downshifting or using the rear brake and see if it happens again. ( don't crash, please...)

Often what you feel as vibration in the front is actually coming from the back as a result of the tire dealing with an unloaded rear suspension and drag from a brake input or a downshift that got dumped abruptly or without matching the revs adequately.

After you set sag at both ends, it MIGHT be a case of too much rebound damping, but if you have confidence and feel from the front now, I'd hate to see you making unneccesary changes.

If you're not locking the front tire under braking or bottoming the springs, I personally doubt the front suspension is pogo-ing or bunny hopping.
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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

I am guessing you re braking REAL hard and then letting off all at once getting the bunny hop. You could add rebound damping but the better answer may be to change how you release the brakes Read BWhips excellant write ups on Freddie Spencer school and read some of the drills he did. It may give you some ideas.

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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

Where abouts in denver, pera? i'm on the corner of c-470 and quebec...we need to ride sometime.
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Re: '06 CBR1000 Suspension Settings for Lighter Riders?

probably your easiest and cheapest way to go with the front is to call ohlins and get a set of springs. Tell them your weight with all your gear on and they will send you the correct spring for the bike. spring replacement is easy
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