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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 01:22 AM Thread Starter
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F3 Suspension settings, evaluation

Would like to start a thread how you run your suspension on the street and on the track incl. how much sag on street and track for front and back.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 02:23 AM
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Anyone?

I am also interested in this topic. My brand-new F3 is amazing on track like tarmac, but on damaged mc adam roads which we have where I live it becomes a torture to ride it.

Can you really adjust to get a softer suspension? How?
Will it damage the capabilities of the bike?
Other options? Change the spring?
Ohlins TTX? and fork for some more comfort?
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I am also interested in this topic. My brand-new F3 is amazing on track like tarmac, but on damaged mc adam roads which we have where I live it becomes a torture to ride it.

Can you really adjust to get a softer suspension? How?
Will it damage the capabilities of the bike?
Other options? Change the spring?
Ohlins TTX? and fork for some more comfort?
I doubt if a Ohlins set-up will make that much difference if you have not tried to adjust your own suspension first.
You need some sort of reference before you go and spend money on suspension I recon.
If you want to know how to adjust suspension, I suggest you get a good suspension write-up and go through that before you attempt it yourself, or go to a suspension tuner for help if your not prepared to try.

Remember this though, you are riding a sport bike, so it will always be a bit on the firm side, it would be good to hear what the other boys think about the F3 suspension once everybody has had a go at it.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 05:05 AM
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thx for replying!
I agree totally. I would like to know if the actual sachs/marzochi combination leaves room for maneuver...
Could you tell me what you mean with a suspension write up?
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... Could you tell me what you mean with a suspension write up?
You can purchase books on this subject or look for magazine articles.
Search the web, there are lots of How To's out there. Beware though, not all are created equal.
There is also lots up on YouTube.

Here's part 1 of one thats a very basic over view done by an old friend for Cycle Canada.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkIA8UpH-lM

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thx for replying!
I agree totally. I would like to know if the actual sachs/marzochi combination leaves room for maneuver...
Could you tell me what you mean with a suspension write up?

A little old, but worth the read.

I took my Triumph to a suspension guy who really took the time to set up my machine and explain what he was doing and why, as well as what happens when I play around. Then he encouraged experimentation, knowing a few base settings. I now tweak my settings before most long rides, depending on a kinds of factors.

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@ tripple and steven: thx a lot for your replies!
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