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Old 9th May 2018, 02:36 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc
cheers paddy them links will be of great help, she feels grand while riding but Ive read that after a suspension is set up right that its only then you realize the difference it makes









I can only tell you what I know from my experience. Getting the suspension sag set up correctly is the most important thing. Get that right and you're 80% of the way there.

The rest is up to personal preference, how you ride the bike, the surface/roads you're going to be riding on and how you want the bike to feel under you, there is no right or wrong 'settings', just the ones that work for you.

A quick google search will give you the factory setting for rebound and compression on the front and rear (I can dig out the Haynes manual later if you're stuck). Start there, make one very small adjustment if you feel the need. Ride the bike after each adjustment, is it the same, better or worse?

To be honest, unless there's something about the handling that doesn't feel right, a bike like that (and I had one for a few years), with the sag set correctly for your weight and the rest at factory settings, it is more than enough for mere mortals on the road. Ride on and enjoy!
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Old 9th May 2018, 02:59 PM
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Old 9th May 2018, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by spray____
100%. You don't know what you're missing until you see the difference. Not hard to do, just need to know how. Watch some videos on YouTube and you'll get the basics. You'll need some help to measure sag, not really a 1 person job. Might be an idea to get some help from someone who knows. What area are you in?

Essentially three adjustments to make:
- Set the sag (spring compression)
- Set the rebound damping (rebound adjuster)
- Set the compression damping (compression adjuster)
cork city, yep defo be getting a friend to help as i defo have not a clue on the above

Originally Posted by yzChris
Well wear and hope you enjoy many miles of fun motoring

But as the lads said....remove some of the stickers at least !


Originally Posted by PADDYOT









I can only tell you what I know from my experience. Getting the suspension sag set up correctly is the most important thing. Get that right and you're 80% of the way there.

The rest is up to personal preference, how you ride the bike, the surface/roads you're going to be riding on and how you want the bike to feel under you, there is no right or wrong 'settings', just the ones that work for you.

A quick google search will give you the factory setting for rebound and compression on the front and rear (I can dig out the Haynes manual later if you're stuck). Start there, make one very small adjustment if you feel the need. Ride the bike after each adjustment, is it the same, better or worse?

To be honest, unless there's something about the handling that doesn't feel right, a bike like that (and I had one for a few years), with the sag set correctly for your weight and the rest at factory settings, it is more than enough for mere mortals on the road. Ride on and enjoy!
sag so and leave the rest as the factory setting

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Old 9th May 2018, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by PADDYOT



I can only tell you what I know from my experience. Getting the suspension sag set up correctly is the most important thing. Get that right and you're 80% of the way there.

The rest is up to personal preference, how you ride the bike, the surface/roads you're going to be riding on and how you want the bike to feel under you, there is no right or wrong 'settings', just the ones that work for you.

A quick google search will give you the factory setting for rebound and compression on the front and rear (I can dig out the Haynes manual later if you're stuck). Start there, make one very small adjustment if you feel the need. Ride the bike after each adjustment, is it the same, better or worse?

To be honest, unless there's something about the handling that doesn't feel right, a bike like that (and I had one for a few years), with the sag set correctly for your weight and the rest at factory settings, it is more than enough for mere mortals on the road. Ride on and enjoy!

Paddy I watched them videos on the SAG and the there is a lot more to it that I would have thought,
I was just going to get one of the lads but id need a lad that has proper exp doing this.
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:20 PM
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Paul in Vmtek can do it for around €50 (I think that's how much it was). Got it done on my k7 and it was night and day.
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Jimmy16v
Paul in Vmtek can do it for around €50 (I think that's how much it was). Got it done on my k7 and it was night and day.
thats perfect , thx Jimmy

night and day, was that much of a difference , its mad most people would not even conciser it

he lives out in belgooly Ive seen that van heaps of times afaik

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Old 9th May 2018, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc
thats perfect , thx Jimmy

night and day, was that much of a difference , its mad most people would not even conciser it

he lives out in belgooly Ive seen that van heaps of times afaik
It was track days I noticed it most but for the sake of 50 its well worth doing.
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Old 9th May 2018, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by acdc
thats perfect , thx Jimmy

night and day, was that much of a difference , its mad most people would not even conciser it

he lives out in belgooly Ive seen that van heaps of times afaik
Think he might have moved, he has a unit up near Swanton motorcycles on the pouladuff road,
and is only open certain days now too, if you can’t contact him, try Swanton’s to book you in with Paul.

He does a great job, and is refreshing my k6 Gsxr 1000 rear Öhlins at the moment

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Old 9th May 2018, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by yzChris
Think he might have moved, he has a unit up near Swanton motorcycles on the pouladuff road,
and is only open certain days now too, if you can’t contact him, try Swanton’s to book you in with Paul.

He does a great job, and is refreshing my k6 Gsxr 1000 rear Öhlins at the moment
I sent him a mail there , hopefully get it done next week
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Old 13th May 2018, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by croaker 1000 k1
well wear....theres just something about a gixer in black....great looking bike
It's true they look fantastic in black. I think they made one in a matt/satin black and I used to see one going to work back in the day and it was so cool

Last edited by Touch-me-im-a-dinosaur; 13th May 2018 at 12:20 AM. Reason: Wrote white instead of black
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Old 13th May 2018, 02:14 AM
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Originally Posted by acdc
thats perfect , thx Jimmy

night and day, was that much of a difference , its mad most people would not even conciser it

he lives out in belgooly Ive seen that van heaps of times afaik
Belgooly, lol, what sort of a place is that? a right balls of a place
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Old 13th May 2018, 11:11 PM
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Wow, quite a machine Alan . Hope you have many happy miles together . I'll look out for you round the city.
As the lads said though , would look much better without the fag paper ads !
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Old 14th May 2018, 09:22 PM
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Old 14th May 2018, 09:48 PM
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Originally Posted by faz1
Belgooly, lol, what sort of a place is that? a right balls of a place
actually, Belgooly was a lovely place tbh, but I was not a countryman and ended up there as it was the closest place to the city within my rent budget, I met plenty of lifelong friends out there and really felt part of the community and once helped a local farmer rescue his baby cow from the river.

Naaaaaaaaaa It was fucking hell, I went mad with boredom surrounded by fucking smell cows but it gave me good reason to get my act together and go back to college, Ill give it that

Originally Posted by rippy
Wow, quite a machine Alan . Hope you have many happy miles together . I'll look out for you round the city.
As the lads said though , would look much better without the fag paper ads !
cheere rippy , yep the sticker are mostly gone, I left the rizzla ones as there grand till i get a remover but the others bye bye

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