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I notice from various posts that we the 12 riders are in large a bunch of big boys... myself being no exception (6'4", 215lbs). I suggest that those who have tweaked their suspensions post their best setups with their height and weight, their year (and color... as red is known to be faster), and the kind of riding they do most (drag, track, street). We are an incredible resource with our large membership and this would be a great service to not only our membership but possibly to the manufacturer who no doubt sets these machines up for 130 pound 5'3" riders. As for a format I would say preload by lines showing and damping by clicks.

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If it was set up for a 5'3" rider, you would have to buy Muzzy raising links. Personally, I would like to see someone 5'3" touch the ground on a stock one. I'm 5'8" and could barely touch.



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I'm 5'7".... I feel fine on the bike. My heels don't touch down - they are just off the ground when both feet are down. Most sport bikes fit me this way. It's never caused me any discomfort or concern, even when I have a passenger. Actually, passengers lower the bike so when they are on the bike my feet are completely down.

As far as tweaking suspensions... I don't have any expertise in that area. I’m aware of the concepts, but there is some art as well as science when it comes to tweaking suspensions - at least that’s my perception. I'm not well versed on the art or science.

Time permitting it's something that I want to learn more about. I've been looking for some good reading material on the subject but haven't found any. Tapping somebody’s brain (somebody that knows what they are doing) on this subject is probably the best way to learn, but I haven't got around to that yet either...


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Its really hard to go by suspension settings from other guys...

On the 2000-2001 if you weigh around 180lbs and up. Tighten the spring 1 to 2 turns if you like it stiff...2 turns if you slam it for DragRacing...

On the 2002 weigh 180lbs. and up. Tighten the spring 2-3 if you like it stiff...4 turns if you slam it for DragRacing...

The rebound, compression and preload adjusters will be different because some guys dont like it real stiff, some do...So that is something everyone needs to spend the time on!!!...Make sure you go for a 30 minute ride then adjust the suspension, the bike needs to be warmed up for proper adjustment!!!

If you drop the forks at least 1/4 inch with the suspension properly adjusted evenly you should not get any headshake!!!


CrotchRocket

9.67 @ 146.99-Blue 2002...

9.64 @ 146.34-Red 2000...



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