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Offline anjumkha

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Suspension
on: July 18, 2021, 02:41:57 AM
2021 Z900
Z900 newbie

I am 165 lbs.
No pillion rider

I find the stock suspension rather stiff.

What are my options.

Thanks a bunch!

mk

Offline Frontline

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Re: Suspension
Reply #1 on: July 18, 2021, 03:33:00 AM
You are near the ideal weight for the suspension. I assume you did the obvious...adjust the spring preload and damping? (front and rear)

Did yours come with an owners manual? I ask because the info on how to adjust is there. Feel free to post your sag.
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Offline 3alfa3

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Re: Suspension
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2021, 08:37:16 AM
2020 and 2021 are little stiffer than 2017-2019, at least rear shock spring is stiffer, but the forks also have different springs so maybe they are also stiffer.
Im 94kg (207lbs) without gear and with stock fork preload, rider sag is 37mm.
Rear shock sag i had to adjust. With 6 (or 7?) visible threads (stock is 2 visible threads), rider sag is 44mm (still have free sag, 8-10mm).

Offline NorseForce

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Re: Suspension
Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 02:50:43 PM
Hey I have a noob question. When you are saying there are 7 visible threads. You are counting down from the front of the bike or "top" of the shock down to the locking collar correct?

Offline 3alfa3

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Re: Suspension
Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 03:32:15 PM
Yes