Author Topic: Suspension adjustment  (Read 30098 times)

Online Don T

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #105 on: November 15, 2016, 08:41:46 am »
Thank you Bushyar15 for sharing your thoughts and experience with dialing in the suspension!

After little over a years ownership of my S10, I was much in the same situation as the one you described in the first post - I just couldn't figure out how to set up the suspension of the S10 to my liking.
I tried the adjustments you suggested. It improved things considerably and after a few further adjustments (a bit less preload as I'm lighter then you) the suspension now works impressively well and much better than I had imagined it could.

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Tonny
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Offline Hemitruckin@msn.com

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #106 on: April 12, 2017, 12:21:38 pm »
Just did the suspension settings recommended here, fork preload was a big change, forks c/r were I think spot on. Shock preload takes it to almost exactly one line off full hard. Thanks again for the settings can't wait to try them out.

Mike
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Offline Sierra1

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #107 on: April 12, 2017, 11:29:55 pm »
Sure am glad I have an ES.  Don't even have to get off the bike to adjust.   ::26::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

Offline jeepinoutwest

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #108 on: September 11, 2017, 03:22:11 pm »
Hi Guys, so I recently bought an ES version. Is there a conversion chart to explain how to set up an ES bike? I'm about 200lbs with gear and typically have 20lbs of luggage. Is there a proper setting for on road, then a different set up for off road? Sorry for the lack of knowledge if this is a really stupid question.
2001 Honda Saber - sold
2003 Yamaha FZ1 - sold
2005 Yamaha FZ6 - sold
2007 Yamaha Vstar 1300 - sold
2008 Kawasaki Versys - sold
2009 Yamaha FZ6 - sold
2010 Yamaha Raider - sold
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 - sold
2014 Yamaha FJR - sold
2015 Yamaha FJ-09 - lemon back to dealer
2016 Yamaha FJ -09 - sold
2017 Yamaha Super Tenere ES

Offline Sierra1

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #109 on: September 11, 2017, 06:49:31 pm »
The book shows 450lb TOTAL cargo limit, including rider(s).  "I" would think that "you" could get away with one helmet, and luggage when appropriate.  I am thinking 200lbs per helmet, which would allow 50lbs for luggage.  Adjust as needed.  Just try different settings, and find which works best.  I weigh 310ish, and use two helmets.  Rebound dampening is set to soft/-3.  When loaded to max, my rebound is set to soft/hard/+3, depending on road surface.  It's all subjective....have fun finding your sweet spot.  ::001::
In the stable: Me-'17 TENERE ES & '86 FJ 1200; Wife-'01 TW 200; Son 1-'16 R6; Son 2-'14 FJR ES
Out to Pasture: '77 XS 360; '81 SECA 550; '00 KZ 1000P; '04 BMW 1150 RT-P; '11 ST1300PA; '11 KLR

 

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