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  • Offline Gregor111   us

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    Pre-purchase suspension question
    on: Jul 02, 2022, 04.41 pm
    Jul 02, 2022, 04.41 pm
    I am a 200 pound rider and really just want to use this bike to cruise out to the lake on a warm day or over a mountain pass in the same sort of vein.  I won't push the bike hard, just enjoy the unique character and performance of the bike.

    There is no bike within 100 miles of me so a test ride isn't real feasible.  I know I can replace the shock if needed but would like a little input here if the shock will work well enough for a 200 pound rider for just riding around for fun or if a new shock is really needed.  I know that is totally subjective but figured it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks.

    G

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #1 on: Jul 03, 2022, 07.41 am
    Jul 03, 2022, 07.41 am
      The suspension is satisfactory for the usage you describe and those who choose to modify theirs are very much in the minority.
       Get the bike, it's a great bike. It's the only way you will find out if it suits your needs. :028:
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #2 on: Jul 03, 2022, 10.23 am
    Jul 03, 2022, 10.23 am
    Suspension on my 2021 is rock hard, I need to adjust it softer.

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #3 on: Jul 03, 2022, 01.02 pm
    Jul 03, 2022, 01.02 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    Suspension on my 2021 is rock hard, I need to adjust it softer.

     Anyone who can set it up for you nearby?  :027:
    Tighten it 'til it strips then back it off half a turn.

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #4 on: Jul 03, 2022, 01.21 pm
    Jul 03, 2022, 01.21 pm
    *Originally Posted by MaverickAus [+]
    Suspension on my 2021 is rock hard, I need to adjust it softer.

    Im 215lbs naked....  2020 Z900, EU Market.....
    Front suspension: stock preload (37mm rider sag), rebound 2 clicks out.
    Rear suspension: added 5 turns of preload (7 visible threads), stock rebound, 42mm rider sag.


    Its OK for my riding style and Roads i ride on (pavement 100%, from good (most of the time) to pretty bad (very rarely), no track riding.
    Last Edit: Jul 03, 2022, 01.26 pm by 3alfa3

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #5 on: Jul 03, 2022, 04.17 pm
    Jul 03, 2022, 04.17 pm
    Thanks folks.

    There was still a green bike (2021 US Market) for sale as of last week but it just sold.  I semi-local dealer (120 miles away) has a candy blue colored bike which while not nearly as appealing, still looks really cool.  It is also close enough to see in person and decide if I want to make the move on the bike.  A yellow Ohlins won't look too bad on the blue bike should that prove necessary.

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #6 on: Jul 07, 2022, 08.31 pm
    Jul 07, 2022, 08.31 pm
    200 pounds here as well. I found both front and rear too soft. Progressive springs fixed that

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    Re: Pre-purchase suspension question
    Reply #7 on: Jul 08, 2022, 01.28 am
    Jul 08, 2022, 01.28 am
    *Originally Posted by Gregor111 [+]
    I am a 200 pound rider and really just want to use this bike to cruise out to the lake on a warm day or over a mountain pass in the same sort of vein.  I won't push the bike hard, just enjoy the unique character and performance of the bike.

    There is no bike within 100 miles of me so a test ride isn't real feasible.  I know I can replace the shock if needed but would like a little input here if the shock will work well enough for a 200 pound rider for just riding around for fun or if a new shock is really needed.  I know that is totally subjective but figured it doesn't hurt to ask.

    Any thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks.

    G
    Im 205 pounds in full gear. Though I have modified my suspension for sporty riding, just cruising and even cruising quickly over a mountain pass the stock suspension is fine. No worries, youre good to go.
    Id be more concerned about the crappy Dunflop tires Kawasaki mounts at the factory.

     



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