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post #1 of 22 Old 08-28-2012, 06:14 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone willing to share suspension settings?

I just cant seem to get this thing near my liking. 09 year and I weigh around 225ish on the bike. Anyone got info to share? All street riding.

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post #2 of 22 Old 08-28-2012, 09:49 PM
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I discovered that the damping adjustments were sort of counterintuitive. If you are totally stock, put all the damping settings dead in the middle of adjustment range. Go ride. Then try it with the FRONT at 1.5 turns back from full hard on both compression and rebound. There will be a big difference. Make sure you have your preload squared away first. For your weight I would guess up front try 2 turns back from full soft, and for the rear at least 2 clicks away from full soft. My '08 is way oversprung. I have the rear preload dead soft and she still sits pretty tall. Improves turn-in behavior, but makes the ride on the street kinda bumpy. (I'm 170lbs give or take)

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I discovered that the damping adjustments were sort of counterintuitive. If you are totally stock, put all the damping settings dead in the middle of adjustment range. Go ride. Then try it with the FRONT at 1.5 turns back from full hard on both compression and rebound. There will be a big difference. Make sure you have your preload squared away first. For your weight I would guess up front try 2 turns back from full soft, and for the rear at least 2 clicks away from full soft. My '08 is way oversprung. I have the rear preload dead soft and she still sits pretty tall. Improves turn-in behavior, but makes the ride on the street kinda bumpy. (I'm 170lbs give or take)
thanks man. i'll give that a try. i do get the feeling my 09 is oversprung.

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'13 BMW HP4

09 CBR Repsol NADA $8865
09 CBR non-Repsol NADA $7605
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my bike seems to dive a bit in the front when I flick back and forth when i'm running hard in the twisties. preload?

'09 Honda CBR1000RR Repsol
'13 BMW HP4

09 CBR Repsol NADA $8865
09 CBR non-Repsol NADA $7605
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There was a thread on here quite a while ago with Dave Moss' suggested settings for the '08+, but I haven't been able to find it using the search function. When I had my '09 I found the front was pushing and it would understeer. I altered my stock settings to Dave's and the understeer was gone. I can't remember any specific settings from the post, but it did involve increasing the rear preload, and possibly lowering the forks a couple of mm. I wish I could find that thread, if only to link it to threads like this. I weighed about 205lbs on the bike when I had the '09.

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How do I set my suspension?
This is a place to start. You need to work from here to understand how each adjustment affects the bike.
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post #7 of 22 Old 08-29-2012, 09:34 PM
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my bike seems to dive a bit in the front when I flick back and forth when i'm running hard in the twisties. preload?
Yes, increase the fork preload, all it takes is a few mm in sag to make a difference. Only you can know where the sweet spot is though... make adjustments and ride it.
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Found the thread with Dave Moss' suggested settings in it.

Suspension Setting: 08' CBR1000RR

Maybe this will be of some help to you.
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There was a thread on here quite a while ago with Dave Moss' suggested settings for the '08+, but I haven't been able to find it using the search function. When I had my '09 I found the front was pushing and it Aftermarket parts understeer. I altered my stock settings to Dave's and the understeer was gone. I can't remember any specific settings from the post, but it did involve increasing the rear preload, and possibly lowering the forks a couple of mm. I wish I could find that thread, if only to link it to threads like this. I weighed about 205lbs on the bike when I had the '09.
I been lurking for awhile. I came across that and it really helped me with my settings.. Gotta love Dave Moss.. lol
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Set your sag front and rear first. With your weight it will be tough but you should get some what close. You'd be best off getting with a knowledgable suspension guy rather than aimlessly changing your suspension. Also trying settings that are for someone 55 lbs lighter than you is probably not going in the correct direction. I weigh 220 myself and at 6'5" struggled to find anything acceptable in front or back for track riding. On the street I thought it was more than fine for the street right out of the box.
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