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    suspension set up
    on: July 01, 2021, 04:17:08 pm
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    I’m having trouble sorting out the suspension on my 2019 CR. I’ve been playing around with the adjustments but just can’t seem to get them set to my liking. The units are standard Honda. I’m 6’ 4” and 19 stone (120.5 kg and 193cm). Are there any forum members out there of similar statistics to me who have their standard Honda suspension set just right for them? I’m running Dunlop Roadsmart 3’s but I can’t imagine they would affect the suspension any more than other tyre brands.
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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #1 on: July 01, 2021, 04:41:55 pm
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    At 93-ish kilo and 193cm I found the front suspension way to soft and not in balance with the back. I think changing the front springs is nesssuuusssary for you as well. Don't know if the back spring can handle your weight, so you might wanna change that as well.

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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #2 on: July 02, 2021, 08:00:06 am
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    Thanks for your advice, Voodoo.
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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #3 on: July 02, 2021, 12:18:02 pm
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    Maybe pay a visit to a suspenion specialist first?
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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #4 on: July 02, 2021, 01:17:20 pm
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    My opinion: the OEM Crossrunner suspension is not good enough for pushing on in the twisties, heavier riders, 2-up & touring riding.

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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #5 on: July 02, 2021, 02:26:54 pm
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    But as a lightweight solo only rider it’s pretty good when hardened up a bit IMHO and in a road test about a year ago was considered the best of the three between  CR, Yamaha Tracer 900 and IIRC a Triumph 900 triple. It’s just too soft for heavy loads, but really most suspension is better set up properly by a specialist.

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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #6 on: July 02, 2021, 04:49:46 pm
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    I think suspension is good enough for riders up to about 80kg.
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    Re: suspension set up
    Reply #7 on: July 02, 2021, 04:58:13 pm
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    Many thanks for your advice, Amigos. I did have the suspension looked at by a specialist in Bristol about 6 months ago. He set everything on max and lowered the rear tyre pressure to 36psi. Coming back to Devon on the motorway the set up didn't feel that bad but on Devon's rutted non motorway roads it felt like I didn't have any suspension at all. I've fiddled with it again today and found settings that aren't too bad. I don't want to go down the expensive springs/shock replacement route as, at my age, I may only have a few years riding left. Hopefully not but who knows.
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