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Old 01-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hope this doesn't sound stupid,recently got er6n new on2011 plate
Have done about 730 mile and finding suspension hard my problem is I'm 5'2
So have lowered seat if I adjust suspension will this increase seat height
Thanks in advance joe
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Adjust suspension it'll adjust the bike lower the ground. . .
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Guess it was stupid Question
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do you have a dealer nearby? usually it's $20 to adjust the suspension to your liking.

how much do you weigh? usually from the factory the bike is set up for 150lb rider, and 2/3 stiff of the full stiff setting... the dealer (or you) need to change the preload on both the front forks and the rear shock.
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Weigh 125-30 lb had same prob with xj600n
But once adjusted sweet
Thx sprorchid going to have a go I've always let dealers or someone else sort things out with other bikes hence green as grass mechanically wise but got more time now so need to start getting stuck in
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how to adjust the preload, compression and damping are all in the owner's manual, and even more detailed in the service manual. it's not that hard.
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I would be concerned with proper handling if you half ass lower the bike by lowering pre-load. Unless you do not intend to lower it and you just want to soften it a little bit. If thats the case just dial down the compression knob a bit and fine tune the rebound to its not wonky. Might not handle as well but it should be OK as long as the pre-load is high enough that ti doesn't bottom out.
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There is next to no suspension adjustability on that bike. Backing off the preload on the shock will help a little, and since you are so light setting it to the softest setting would probably be okay. Next you could lower the front a bit by sliding the forks up in the triples. You could go until you have about 15 mm of fork tube sticking up without creating any handling problems. The next step would be installing a lowering link on the rear, or getting an adjustable length shock. That would allow you to lower the rear, and allow you to safely drop the front even more.


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Big thx to everyone who's responded weathers been rubbish today so not touched it
Will be checking the sag tomorrow with help
Also have ordered tony parks ,total control heard its invaluable
Think I might look into softer spring but will try other route first.
Thanks again all
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There is next to no suspension adjustability on that bike. Backing off the preload on the shock will help a little, and since you are so light setting it to the softest setting would probably be okay. Next you could lower the front a bit by sliding the forks up in the triples. You could go until you have about 15 mm of fork tube sticking up without creating any handling problems. The next step would be installing a lowering link on the rear, or getting an adjustable length shock. That would allow you to lower the rear, and allow you to safely drop the front even more.


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I've said it more than once on here. There is no such thing as a softest setting for the spring.

Letting the preload all the way out like you're suggesting just puts the shock too close to the top of the throw.
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