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post #131 of 142 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 05:45 AM
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Awesome help I found this the other day as well.



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post #132 of 142 (permalink) Old 09-27-2011, 11:10 PM
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That is a pretty good read on suspension setup. Thanks.

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post #134 of 142 (permalink) Old 03-29-2012, 03:33 PM
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Any suggestions on how to set sag if I'm by myself? Max trustworthy friends i can get is one.
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It can be a pain but if you tape the end of the tape measure to the swing arm and hold the rest in your hand you can set sag.

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I just bought a 2008 GSXR 1000 with a full race tech suspension from a expert class track rider. He had the suspension set up 260 pounds. I am 215 without gear and I made my SAG measurements without GEAR on.

Here is what I mearsured:

Front 15mm free SAG and additional 20mm with rider
Rear 8 mm free SAG and additional 28mm with rider

Do I need to make any adjustments to the suspension or should I try riding it and see how it feels

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i can see the previous owner like the setting at "softer" side...

i'm the same...

suggest go out and ride, and see if you like that setting. e.g. bouncing back too quickly or just in general if the setting upsets the chassis...

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I rode it today and I felt pretty good however the roads were damp and it is a track bike so It isnt licensed for the road so i only rode about 20 miles on some back roads. I hammered it pretty good but couldnt lay over very far because the roads werent completely dry.

Thanks for the advice. I am going to leave the SAG alone for now and reset the rebound and compression settings to factory specs and see how that feels.

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That rear seems a little soft... You should ALWAYS set your sag w/all your gear on. Doesn't make sense to set it w/out it on. Similarly a few gallons of fuel can make a few mm of difference in the front.

Get your sag right prior to hitting the track. Sounds like you need a bit more preload in the rear and likely at least a little more in the front. Without a solid starting point (sag set) getting on the track with an improperly setup suspension doesn't make a whole lot of sense. So set the sag with your gear on and put some more preload in... see if you can get the numbers close to the normal range... then go out and see how it feels on the track (the street will NOT provide proper feedback). Record EVERYTHING!!

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So what is the perfect amount of free sag and additional sag with rider for the front and rear. This is for the track only. It seems like where ever I look they all have a different numbers.

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