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Front SuspensionSymptomsCausesSolutionsRear SuspensionSymptom CausesSolution

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Not using full travel, feels hars, poor traction in bumpy cornersOverly stiff springing or compression dampingLower air pressure; reduce compression damping; softer coil springsNot using full travel, feels harsh, poor traction accelerating out of bumpy cornersOverly stiff springing or compression damping, possibly too much preloadReduce Preload. Reduce Compression Dampening.

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Bottoms, soft throughout travelSpring rate too low throughout travel, or too little compression dampingMore air pressure; increase compression damping; stiffer coil springsBottoms, feels soft throughout travelSpring rate or compression damping too lowIncrease Compression Dampening

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Bottoms, but compliant over small bumpsSpring rate not progressive enough Raise oil levelBottoms, feels harsh, sinks far into travel with rider aboardToo little preload, perhaps combined with too soft springIncrease Preload

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Harsh over large bumps, but good over small onesSpring rate too progressiveLower oil levelWheel chatters over small bumps during braking or downhills. Doesn't hook up accelerating out of washboard turnsToo much preload (perhaps because of soft springs) causing suspension to top out; possibly too much compression dampingReduce Preload, Reduce Compression Dampening

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Excessive sack, feels soft initially but doesn't bottomInitial spring rate or preload too low; springing too progressiveAdd air pressure *and* lower oil level; increase spring preloadKicks over large square edge bumps, but not over large rolling bumpsToo much compression damping.Reduce Compression Dampening

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Harsh over small bumps but uses full travelInitial spring rate or preload too high, springing not progressive enough, or too much compression dampingRaise oil level *and* lower air pressure or install softer springs; reduce compression damping; reduce spring preload Kicks over rolling bumps and square edge bumpsToo Little Rebound DampeningIncrease Rebound Dampening

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Takes first bump in a series well but harsh over later bumps, poor traction in washboard cornersToo much rebound dampingUse thinner fork oil (or decrease rebound damping if adjustable)Rear end takes first bump in a series but is harsh on later. Poor traction out of bumpy turns or braking on washboardToo much rebound damping.Reduce Rebound Dampening

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Front end springs back too quickly after bumps, poor traction in bumpy cornersNot enough rebound dampingUse thicker fork oil (or increase rebound damping if adjustable)Back end extremely springy and shock doesn't respond to adjustmentsDamping is gone because of low nitrogen pressure, tired oil, or damaged internal components.Repair or replace shock absorber

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REAR SUSPENSIONTIRE PRESSURES

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Stock Settings (ST3R)LoadingRebound Dampening (1)Compression Dampening (1)PreloadSpecificationRear Tire PressureFront Tire Pressure

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Solo RidingStandard88N/AOEM*4234

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Softer1010N/ACurrent* (Palomar)3032

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Sport66N/ACurrent* (Commute)3634

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Rider and Passenger (Or heavy load)84*Cold tire pressures

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(1) Number of CLICKS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in position.TIRES EQUIPED

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My SettingsLoadingRebound Dampening (1)Compression Dampening (1)PreloadMakeModelSize (Front)Size (Rear)NotesCurrent?Life Length

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Solo RidingCurrent676 threadsMichillinPilot Road 3 (2CT)120/70/17 ZR180/55/17 ZRDo fucking NOT go lower than 28 lbs/in^2 in the front FUCK. Asshole pucker level is over 9000YesN/A

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Old666 threadsDunlopQ2 (D209)120/70/17 ZR180/55/17 ZR32 rear 30 front is the sweet spot!No6,700~ miles

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Stock (Sport)66N/APirelliSupercorsa120/70/17 ZR180/55/17 ZRWears through insanely fast (3,000 miles for the sides, 3,500 miles for the centerNo3,600~ miles

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Rider and Passenger (Or heavy load)

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(1) Number of CLICKS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in position.

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FRONT SUSPENSION

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Stock Settings (ST3R)LoadingRebound Dampening (2)Compression Dampening (2)Preload (1)

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Solo RidingStandard447

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Softer667

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Sport227

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Rider and Passenger (Or heavy load)447

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(1) Number of TURNS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in position.

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(2) Number of CLICKS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in postion.

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My SettingsLoadingRebound Dampening (2)Compression Dampening (2)Preload (1)

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Solo RidingCurrent238

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Old 227

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Stock (Sport)227

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Rider and Passenger (Or heavy load)

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(1) Number of TURNS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in position.

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(2) Number of CLICKS when turning counter-clockwise from the fully screwed in postion.

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What the fuck do these things do again and where are they?

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Front fork compression locationbottom adjuster near calipersClockwise = Harder/increase

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Front fork rebound locationTop adjusterClockwise = Harder/increase

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Front preload locationBlue adjuster within reboundCounter clockwise = decrease

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Rear compression locationTop of shock, near resivoirClockwise = Harder/increase

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Rear rebound locationUnderneath/Bottom of shockClockwise = Harder/increase

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Rear Preload locationThreaded lockring

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