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    TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    on: September 22, 2019, 05:47:06 pm
    September 22, 2019, 05:47:06 pm
    Collected new bike yesterday and only done 40 miles as today is typical Manchester weather and not good for my new baby  :008:
    Looking for any recommendations on best settings for standard OEM suspension as Ive not touched it yet.
    Solo rider with only Topbox no panniers.

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    Geoff

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #1 on: September 23, 2019, 09:21:00 am
    September 23, 2019, 09:21:00 am
    Adjusted rear suspension ruffly about 3 bars down from the hardest set point, as found that with softer suspension setting, rear wheel become bit jumpy.
    Did not touch front suspension at all as found quite comfortable.
    Same as you, solo rider with top box mostly.
    Definitely is worth to modify your seat as well. My one has good  gel pad and anti slippery material and internal heating.

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #2 on: September 23, 2019, 09:27:03 am
    September 23, 2019, 09:27:03 am
    I've never changed the standard settings on the front.On the contrary i've adjusted the rear many times.Its easy ,if it feels soft just turn few times the rear adjuster ,then ride.

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #3 on: September 23, 2019, 03:17:15 pm
    September 23, 2019, 03:17:15 pm
    For every owner, a different opinion! For me, the stock settings worked fine but then I only commute, mostly dual carriageway.

    Recently had my 41000 mile suspension fettled at a suspension specialist and it's much smoother to ride, less tendency for chatter from the front and holds it's cornering lines better (full service + replacement springs in front, refresh of the rear but kept standard).
    98 VFR800 - 130,000 miles, 08 VFR800 - 76,000 miles, 15 VFR800X - 44,000 miles (all sold)
    14 VFR1200 - 20,000 miles
    18 VFR800X - 16,000 miles
    01 VFR800 Fi-1 - 0 miles (yet)

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #4 on: September 24, 2019, 06:22:35 pm
    September 24, 2019, 06:22:35 pm
    not suspension ; but I run tyres at higher pressures than book says
    36 front 42 rear . better turn in ..
    Last Edit: September 24, 2019, 06:25:01 pm by Adst

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #5 on: September 24, 2019, 06:31:26 pm
    September 24, 2019, 06:31:26 pm
    Isn't that the recommended pressure for a mkII Crossrunner?

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #6 on: September 24, 2019, 07:29:54 pm
    September 24, 2019, 07:29:54 pm
    Yes that's correct Front 36 Rear 42 PSI on my new 2019 model.

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #7 on: September 24, 2019, 10:15:28 pm
    September 24, 2019, 10:15:28 pm
    glad they now agree .. 29:36 in my 2015..

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #8 on: September 25, 2019, 08:41:47 am
    September 25, 2019, 08:41:47 am
    Mines a 2015 and book says 36/42  :087:

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    Re: TIPS ON SETTINGS ?
    Reply #9 on: September 25, 2019, 04:13:34 pm
    September 25, 2019, 04:13:34 pm
    quite right .. checked mine and u are right ! not sure why i made that mistake .. but I always use 36-42

     



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