ES Damping values for Front and Rear

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Can anyone help ?

I am curious to know how the damping varies front to rear on the ES for the different settings we have. I have the graph of the Damping Adjustment Range for all the different preload settings but it does not show the individual settings for front comp, front rebound and rear rebound, just the overall damping.

Has anyone any info ?

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Sierra1

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I don't know of any literature, I just experimented with settings. 'Cuz your settings will vary greatly with road surface(s), and how much weight the bike is carrying. Not to mention YOUR personal preference(s); I have mine, and everybody else has theirs. And, yes, the settings DEFINATELY make a difference. Have fun riding to get YOUR favorite settings. :cool:
 
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Bart, That would be interesting for sure! All I know is Yamaha did it right. I like the fact there is no guesswork in the adjustments. And my gosh, 81 different adjustments!!!

My settings:
Soft valving and soft preload for stable highway travel

Hard valving and hard preload for twisties

Soft valving and hard preload for off road

Standard valving and med/soft-med/hard preload for everyday riding

The spring is soft but it flat out works!! I have a raised set of dog bones on order so we will see how they effect the ride. The only issue I have is it bottoms out too easy and it stands up to the point of tipping when preload is soft and the kickstand is down.
 
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