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Offline Stavross

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Suspension
« on: June 21, 2020, 08:26:46 PM »
Hi all
Just thought I would take the mrs for a spin see how the new ride works two up we are both about 12 stone when the mrs got on I had to lean the bike o we to get the side stand up rear wound up to leave 10 mm of sag is this normal or is my shock knackered only done 1400 miles

Offline Funkster

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2020, 09:31:54 PM »
I had the same thing with my daughter on the back and she isn't heavy. With the weight and height of the bike it can get a bit unsteady lifting the side stand up..
« Last Edit: June 21, 2020, 09:33:34 PM by Funkster »

Offline Stavross

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2020, 10:31:09 PM »
But is that right for this bike my mate are they all the same what happens when u have panniers top box and the mrs Ive got mine booked in to a dealers in July just to have the rear shock checked 25 clicks the rebound has but seems to make no difference what so ever from right In to right out
My z 900 only had 3 turns on rebound but one turn made a noticeable difference screws right in the bike took ages to return

Offline Gary

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2020, 08:14:37 PM »
I think you might benefit from visiting a suspension tuning specialist.
When you say the previous bike took a while to return will be due to the damping setting.
Altering the pre load will allow you to set the sag and alter the height of the bike but the compression and rebound damping are what affects the speed at which things return.
Have a search on the internet, loads of info on there as to what each adjustment does.

Offline Stavross

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2020, 10:20:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gary [+]
I think you might benefit from visiting a suspension tuning specialist.
When you say the previous bike took a while to return will be due to the damping setting.
Altering the pre load will allow you to set the sag and alter the height of the bike but the compression and
rebound damping are what affects the speed at which things return.
Have a search on the internet, loads of info on there as to what each adjustment does.



I know all about suspension Gary I always set my own and ride quick what Im saying is on my cheap Kawasaki the rebound screw on the rear shock only had three turns total screwed all the way out it popped up and down like a pogo stick screwed right in it came back up very slowly  so it was working very well
Now with my multi its got 24 clicks on that screw and wether its screwed all the way In or all the way out it doesnt seem to do anything
Ive set the sag with about 10 to 15 mm left from rest to lifting the bike up to the stop which is about right but when the mrs got on the back the shock compressed loads so much so I couldnt get the stand up
My question is are all the multi 950 the same I have read they are under spring and under rebound compressed is that the case or is my shock knackered

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2020, 10:29:23 PM »
Sorry, maybe I misunderstood! I read it that you meant the preload adjuster.
Let us know if you get it sorted.

Offline Stavross

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2020, 10:31:23 PM »
Do you have the 950 Gary whats yours like

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2020, 10:33:17 PM »
Just trying to get some answers off fellow owners does no one speak to each other on this forum 😩😩😂

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2020, 10:37:03 PM »
Deposit paid on a2018.  Collect it next week.
Had a Z1000Sx for last 3 years and had issues with the preload and sag settings. Ended up fitting heavier spring, even though there was a lot of preload adjustment.
Hopefully no issues on the 950.
Test rode it solo and seemed ok.

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Re: Suspension
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2020, 10:58:31 PM »
Its a cracking bike just disappointed two up if its as good as it gets with out replacing shocks and springs and stuff
I had two sx bikes but hit a bit older and could t get comfy on it any more