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Offline Dave G

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fork adjustments
« on: March 26, 2017, 09:42:24 PM »
Can anyone advise the best way to reduce the dive on the front end when braking?
I have read the manual but not sure what the diffence between compression/preload/rebound. Just confused which setting to alter?
« Last Edit: March 26, 2017, 09:44:40 PM by Dave G »

Offline thenozzle

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 08:31:42 AM »
I'm a bit confused, if you want to stop the front from diving so much under braking do you turn the left hand fork screw clockwise  :187:

Offline Lambert

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 04:25:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by thenozzle [+]
I'm a bit confused, if you want to stop the front from diving so much under braking do you turn the left hand fork screw clockwise  :187:

Yep, exactly that. A couple of clicks clockwise and take it from there. Standard setting is 8 clicks out from fully in.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2017, 04:27:14 PM by Lambert »

Offline thenozzle

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 04:50:51 PM »
Thank you Lambert,
So what has other members done to the settings on their bikes

Offline thenozzle

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 04:51:56 PM »

Thank you Lambert,
So what has other members done to the settings on their bikes, I have just put three clicks on the left hand folk

Offline Cadburydragon

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2017, 11:00:00 PM »
Hi All
I'm still learning the ins and outs of suspension adjustment and have been trawling the internet for help (I'm such a beginner at this). I know this is for sports bikes (or sports bike focused) but gives good information and explanation as what does what. May be a good read for someone else, I know I find it helpful. Be good if others have any other sources of info they can share on this topic. Like everyone says each bike and rider combo is unique so you need to make your own judgments on fine tuning. However always nice to know what others have done particularly if similar to yourself.

http://www.sportrider.com/suspension-setup-guide

Offline Christy

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Re: fork adjustments
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 03:11:04 PM »
I have just joined the forum as I am thinking about buying a 950. I recently had a test ride and the only thing putting me off is the fork dive. I have a Tiger 800 and it feels like a sports bike in comparison. I was very disappointed.  Being a Ducati I was expecting firm suspension and excellent handling. (My other two bikes are Ducatis)  Hence I am interested in the results of your experimentation.