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Suspension set-up!

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Hi guys

After doing between 2-3000 of my first miles on a gixer 600 this summer one thing that 'sprung' to my attention was how bumpy the ride felt over some of our not so good north east roads. Since sports bikes are typically set up and geared largely towards the track i set about having a look at setting up my suspension to make the bike a bit more 'country road' friendly.

Just wondered what other peoples knowledge or experience of playing with suspension settings are?

So far all i have done is soften the compression damping front and back a wee bit which seems to have made things a little bit smoother but i really don't know the ins and outs of how all these things affect the bike.

I'm sure there's a lot of bikers here who don't know their compression from their rebound or pre-load so i thought i'd start a thread off for people to add their ideas, advice, experience or add links to any good articles they've found.

I'll kick things off with this one :o)

http://www.moto-racing.co.uk/Guides/mot ... nSetup.htm

(Apologies if this stuff has already been discussed on another thread - just ignore it lol)

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Contrary to popular belief, rebound damping has more influence on comfort than compression so try backing that off a few clicks first, not too much at a time though. As said, ensure your sag is correct, if you can't set the correct sag you will need softer springs.

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