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    Suspension fine tuning

    Hey guys,

    So recently I got Russ @ Dynotime to install Matris Cartridges and a Wilber rear shock on my whip. He did some basic setup (tuned it to the recommended specs of matris/wilber) and setup the sag as well. Right out of the gate the setup was pretty damn good! The attitude of the bike changed dramatically for the good!

    One issue I have noticed is when there's a lot of bumps on the road in quick succession the ride kinda struggles to recover and kinda pogo's/bounces a fair bit.

    Is there like a cheat sheet for suspension tuning on bikes, kinda where they give you a symptom and possible fixes?

    How would be the best method of sorting out the fine tuning of the bike off track, given trackdays are now pretty hard to get to?

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    If you Google around you will find some good info on suspension setup...

    If it's a road bike don't bother setting it up on the track, set it up in the environment it's going to be used...

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    Quote Originally Posted by m0n4g3 View Post
    given trackdays are now pretty hard to impossible to get to?
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    Is it a road bike or a track bike or both ?

    MM

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    Thanks will have a good read of it!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rich... View Post
    If you Google around you will find some good info on suspension setup...

    If it's a road bike don't bother setting it up on the track, set it up in the environment it's going to be used...
    Good point. It's what i have been doing so far, but it's hard to really get a feel for what the bike is doing when the roads are so... dynamic i guess

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    Well.... technically collie is still available for use isn't it? so not REALLY impossible, just pretty hard.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty MOOSE View Post
    Is it a road bike or a track bike or both ?

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    It's mostly for Road use. When I was talking to Russ, I did say I'd use it 90% road and 10% track, if that. Spring rates have been selected for my weight and sag set accordingly too by Russ. By the way it's a 2016 GSX-S1000, just if you needed to know.

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    If you get stuck send me a pm can help you set it up if you like.

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    Thanks Marty! Will do

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