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  • Offline Jordzee900   wales

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    Stock suspension settings
    on: May 08, 2022, 11.52 am
    May 08, 2022, 11.52 am
    I know everyone loves a suspension settings thread so hereís another one for you  :164:

    Basically, anyone here in the 220lbs region willing to share their settings on the stock setup?

    Setting and playing with suspension is totally new to me, itís something Iíve never played with on my other bikes, but I feel like something is off with this bike, it had lowering linkage on the rear when I bought it and I have a feeling itís set for a more slender rider shall we say.

    Iím looking for detailed info for a noob likeÖ. Rear - 2 turns clockwise. Front - 3 turns clockwise from closed, 5 clicks clockwise from closed. That sort of thing.

    If anyone can spare the time, thank you
    Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 11.52 am by Jordzee900

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #1 on: May 08, 2022, 12.02 pm
    May 08, 2022, 12.02 pm
    2020 Z900 (little stiffer stock spring on Shock compared to 2017-2019)
    Im 212 lbs (naked :001: ) and for the Shock preload i have 7 visible thread (stock is 2, so 5 turns in from stock). Static sag is 8-10mm, rider sag 44mm. Stock rebound setting is just right.
    Forks: stock preload, rider sag 36-37mm, rebound 2 clicks out from fully closed, in the summer 1 click out (standard is 6 clicks).

    Works for me.
    Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 12.03 pm by 3alfa3

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #2 on: May 08, 2022, 06.27 pm
    May 08, 2022, 06.27 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jordzee900 [+]
    I know everyone loves a suspension settings thread so hereís another one for you  :164:

    Basically, anyone here in the 220lbs region willing to share their settings on the stock setup?


     Bollocko or in gear?  :164:
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #3 on: May 08, 2022, 08.53 pm
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    In gear. Ish  :034:

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #4 on: May 08, 2022, 08.54 pm
    May 08, 2022, 08.54 pm
    *Originally Posted by 3alfa3 [+]
    2020 Z900 (little stiffer stock spring on Shock compared to 2017-2019)
    Im 212 lbs (naked :001: ) and for the Shock preload i have 7 visible thread (stock is 2, so 5 turns in from stock). Static sag is 8-10mm, rider sag 44mm. Stock rebound setting is just right.
    Forks: stock preload, rider sag 36-37mm, rebound 2 clicks out from fully closed, in the summer 1 click out (standard is 6 clicks).

    Works for me.

    Thanks for detailed reply. I need to do some research on how to measure sag solo.

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #5 on: May 08, 2022, 09.21 pm
    May 08, 2022, 09.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jordzee900 [+]
    Thanks for detailed reply. I need to do some research on how to measure sag solo.

    Almost impossible, you need a person to take measurements while you sitting on the motorcycle
    Last Edit: May 08, 2022, 09.22 pm by 3alfa3

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #6 on: May 08, 2022, 09.37 pm
    May 08, 2022, 09.37 pm
    *Originally Posted by Jordzee900 [+]
    In gear. Ish  :034:

     Lighter than me then. I ended up replacing the lot but you may get away with it. An improvement is achievable for certain.
     What i would do in your situation is wind in the rear preload until you have about 5mm or so of static sag then wind the front pre-load in all the way and back it off one turn. See how that works.  :028:
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #7 on: May 08, 2022, 09.53 pm
    May 08, 2022, 09.53 pm
    As 3alfa3 intimated it depends on what year they changed the suspension for the 2020 model. I have a 2021 and weigh somewhere in the region of 100 kg (220 lb) and mine is rock hard. I need to get it in to be adjusted.

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    Re: Stock suspension settings
    Reply #8 on: May 08, 2022, 11.50 pm
    May 08, 2022, 11.50 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    .......it depends on what year they changed the suspension for the 2020 model.

      :187:
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.