Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Northern VA, USA
2010 F4 Suspension Adjustments...one last question
This weekend I got out the manual to see what the suspension settings were on my 2010 F4. You might recall from an earlier thread that I bought the bike as a demo unit and it already had a bit over 400 miles on it. So....I was interested in restoring all settings to "factory standard" and start from that known point in order to fit it to my riding style.
To begin with, not one setting was "standard". In fact, most of them were pretty far off. After some carefull reading and maybe ten minutes of tool time, all settings were back to what the manual described as standard.
Now, one thing that I could not find was how to set the correct ride height. Let me explain this one.
I wanted the tail to go a bit lower in order to more easily get my leg over it...old war injury you know! But, I have no idea how to set the front forks so they compliment the lowered rear. If I lowered the rear height setting to go almost as low as it will go, about how many lines should I raise the front forks...1 line, 2 lines, etc,?
Is there some datum point I can measure at the front and rear to determine if they are complimentary to each other? In other words, the rear is pretty low...yet the front needs to go a bit lower in order to "match" the lowered rear?
The manual does not say anything about this at all other than the minimum lowered height of the bike can be 115mm. Nothing on how to measure some datum point on the front/rear and adjust from there.