some questions about suspension settings for newbie
I'm coming from the car racing world where we deal with camber, swaybar settings, toe and rake.
So I had a few questions without getting too much into it perhaps someone can answer for me being specific to a 2012 S1000RR
1) What is the recommended sag front and back for street riding?
2) What is the recommended sag front and back for track days?
3) If I have 40mm sag in the front and shooting for 30mm which way do I turn the knob?
4) If I have 40mm sag in the rear and shooting for 30mm which should I turn the adjuster (looking from the left side of the bike) left or right?
Rebound / Compression questions:
1) What adjustments are common for the bike to dive in (tip in) more easily into corners?
2) what adjustments are common to make the bike "stand up" after a corner more easily?
3) What adjustments make the bike "flick" from side to side more easily?
4) what settings are common if I want my bike to be very stable in a straight line like highway riding?
5) are there any settings that help the bike be more stable in the mid corner stage?
I noticed that the motorcycle likes to stand up when applying the brakes. In the car world, we trail brake often. On the motorcycle I find that trying to turn the bike in while still on the brakes proves a difficult task. Any suspension adjustments that help in this?
Unfortunately everything with suspension is give and take I assume just like with cars. My ideal bike would be very stable and comfortable in a straight line, tip in nicely even under braking, be very stable mid corner, and won't be too eager to stand back up on corner exit under throttle.
Last edited by noamkrief; 11-28-2012 at 09:20 PM.