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Offline 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.

Cheers
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.
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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

Offline Thrasherg

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #110 on: April 20, 2018, 10:27:46 am »
Okay Peeps, I have loved reading the 8 pages on this topic, but it's all for you poor folks with the standard suspension!!  ::013:: what about us rich morons that bought the ES model? We don't have many clicks to play with!! What can we do to improve the ride? I am 6'2" tall and weigh 175lbs, I fitted a stiffer rear spring (can't remember the actual value) and got the correct rear sag, the front sag is not adjustable but actually measured okay for my weight. I currently have it set up in standard settings for everything!!  Has anyone found a setting that makes a noticeable difference to the ride? I love the convenience of the ES suspension, but I want to get it set correctly first and then have the convenience of fine tuning it electronically!! Does anyone sell aftermarket front springs for the ES model? Can we use non-ES springs in the front? I assume gold valves or Penske valves are out of the question?

How do we get the ES crowd to join in this fun and games???

Gary

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Re: Suspension adjustment
« Reply #111 on: April 20, 2018, 05:09:25 pm »
Define "ride".  I know for a FACT that the ES rebound/dampening adjustment(s) work like a charm.  My wife and I were riding on a road that had dips, causing the bike to wallow and ride like a pogo stick.  Cranked it up to hard, and the same dips felt like small bumps.  My asked, in amazement, "what did you do?!".  It made THAT big of a difference.  It should also be noted that, with her & I, we're at the GVWR.  I adjust on the fly regularly; our roads have huge differences in surface conditions.  BUT, my experiences are on pavement; you may be speaking about the off-road "ride".
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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