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Offline Led Zed 70

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Rebound damping
« on: October 13, 2019, 05:18:25 AM »
May be kicking a dead horse.. but came across this and thought it was pretty helpful for a quick lesson on rebound and basics of suspension works without over complicating it. https://youtu.be/lo0kv 6hG-0
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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2019, 05:29:33 AM »
Sorry Im not good with computers!! Its titled How to adjust the rebound damping on a motorcycle. Motojitsu. I've been trying to adjust my suspension to my weight etc and all the info and different opinions is a little overwhelming for a newbie then I saw this video and I set bike using his info and combining it with all the other info Ive read! Gonna ride it in morning and see how it is. Can always set back to factory settings!!✌

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 03:20:39 AM »
I didn't see the video but the z900 factory rebound valving is very poor and the adjustment has very little effect.
What is your weight without gear?

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2019, 03:39:52 AM »
So Ive heard. I did get the front to not bounce too much by adjusting rebound. I weigh 168lbs no gear. 184 with gear.

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2019, 02:26:01 PM »
*Originally Posted by Led Zed 70 [+]
So Ive heard. I did get the front to not bounce too much by adjusting rebound. I weigh 168lbs no gear. 184 with gear.
I guess the bike is sprung ok for you. I weigh 184 in my undies so I went with .95 springs.
When I had the forks off, I compressed/released them on the floor of my shed. The right fork is simply a pogo stick with no damping.
The left, adjustable fork leg has just about no rebound damping. I played with the adjustment over its entire range and could not detect any change.
I sent the entire suspension to be rebuilt. When it came back there was actually rebound damping.
Once you get the suspension sorted on the Z it's a dream to ride but I don't think you'll get it with the clickers alone.

I'm no suspension expert though I fully understand how they work and have rebuilt them in the past. I had the mod work done by an expert because the idea of experimentation with shims is something I don't want to do. I only want to remove and replace the suspension one time.
Front and rear modded and set up for me cost less than $700. About the cost of an aftermarket shock alone.

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2019, 03:49:30 PM »
Agree. I think money well spent. We spend more on exhaust than that! Had wife help to check the sag and she was like are you ever gonna be done working/ spending money on bike!!! I guess not!!🤣

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2019, 10:05:19 PM »
*Originally Posted by Led Zed 70 [+]
Agree. I think money well spent. We spend more on exhaust than that! Had wife help to check the sag and she was like are you ever gonna be done working/ spending money on bike!!! I guess not!!🤣

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I picked my wife up from work yesterday and when she got into the car I was still on the phone to a suspension guy getting ballpark pricing on respringing and revalving the Z. She listened intently to the conversation as we drove off and, when it finished, she asked incredulously You want to spend how much MORE money on the bike?!

Timing is everything.
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BTW he quoted $450AUD for the forks and $250AUD for the shock. And hes just done a Z900.
https://www.facebook.com/racesuspensiontuning/photos/a.639208562852994/2487623704678128?type=3&sfns=mo
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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2019, 11:01:05 PM »
Thats funny!! Thanks for pricing info. Im gonna do that in the near future hopefully. I think I will just tell the wife taking it in for service check to comply with warranty!!!

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2019, 06:06:35 AM »
Just got some more figures, this time from Northside Motorcycle Tyres and Service for Racetech springs.

They quoted:
Front $439 = $219 (revalve, springs) + $220 (labour to fit incl replacing oil)
Rear  $534 = $259 (revalve, spring, 2 collars) + $275 (labour to fit incl replacing oil)
Total $973

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Re: Rebound damping
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2019, 12:04:24 PM »
Gonna start looking around my area for reputable shop to do it. Like zed 9 said its about what you would pay for aftermarket rear shock alone. Good luck with yours and let us know how it turns out.