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Offline Goldstar

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Front suspension...again...:-)
« on: October 20, 2017, 03:09:40 PM »
Picked up a new MTS, the front end was very soggy even on the mildest braking...its now sorted though following advice from a guy who preps Dukes for track days..

I wound back the compression damper (thats the flat head screw slot on the L/H strut) fully anti clockwise, 8 clicks, to note the end setting, then re-wound 8 back clockwise to original setting, plus 4 more clockwise, thats now 12 from fully anti-clockwise.

Then added half a turn clockwise on the rebound, this the two brass hexagonal adjuster on the top of each strut...

Front end now behaves wonderfully... :002:

Online buzzardbilly

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 05:04:44 PM »
Good advice thanks . I think several on the forum  have also added the 3 to 4 clicks to the standard setting on the Compression setting.
I think the 2 hex adjusters are actually the Pre-load  (not rebound)  - which would make sense to prevent the front end diving

Offline Goldstar

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 09:45:27 PM »
Thanks Buzzard, you are absolutely correct, it is pre-load....apologies for any confusion caused...

Offline Philo_84

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2017, 03:13:10 AM »
After reading comments from various publications I have tried with two clicks of compression and rebound but found it a bit harsh, so tried with only one click and I think it is a good compromise...

Offline Christy

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2017, 10:49:17 AM »
Looking at the number of posts on this, we could do with a definitive guide with pics and make it a sticky on the website.

Offline paul annetts

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2018, 01:58:04 PM »
This is my first time on a forum so bear with me. Got the 950 and have read the other comments about front forksetup. Can I assume the the adjustments  (compression and rebound) are carried out on both front forks?

Offline Lambert

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2018, 07:39:54 PM »
Compression is set via the screw adjuster on the left hand fork, rebound is adjusted via the screw on the top of the right fork leg. Its a fime art, make small adjustments only if you need it.

Offline paul annetts

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2018, 07:38:19 AM »
Thanks for that!! :152:

Offline lowprofile

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2018, 09:35:41 AM »
Im used to sport suspensions so here is my take.

At 170 pounds rider weight without gear, i cranked up the preload all the way.

Then I adjusted the compression to about 2 to 3 before fully closed

The rebound I forgot but its about 1 second to return

Now I ride it like a sport bike :)
ymmv

Offline paul annetts

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Re: Front suspension...again...:-)
« Reply #9 on: August 21, 2018, 02:28:58 PM »
Thanks. I will give that a try.