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I've looked through the threads. Is there such a thing as an intial set up. I have a 2007 F4, am 5'7" and weigh 170lbs with gear on. The bike feels very bumpy,thumpy "if there such a word". I relize its a performance bike,but feel the ride could be better? Or is it just the dynamics of the bike. Any input would be appreciated.
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I've looked through the threads. Is there such a thing as an intial set up. I have a 2007 F4, am 5'7" and weigh 170lbs with gear on. The bike feels very bumpy,thumpy "if there such a word". I relize its a performance bike,but feel the ride could be better? Or is it just the dynamics of the bike. Any input would be appreciated.
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Just realized,theres no such word as relize.:confused: and old
 

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Could also be not enough rebound damping, this has the effect of the rear spring extending after compression too quickly spitting you our of the seat? This is the problem I had with my Brutale 800.

If you have to opportunity to take it to a suspension specialist then I recommend it, its a bit of a hidden art ;)
 

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Could also be not enough rebound damping, this has the effect of the rear spring extending after compression too quickly spitting you our of the seat? This is the problem I had with my Brutale 800.

If you have to opportunity to take it to a suspension specialist then I recommend it, its a bit of a hidden art ;)
Good advice,I just thought I may be able to do some minor adjustments myself first. The bloke I bought it from was 6'2'' and weighed 240lbs,verses my 5'7" 170lbs.
 

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That puts him in my weight range...there may be springs of a higher rate involved.
 

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ok,you are my weight,

Here you go font setup,turn the spring fork nut on top of your shock clockwise until it can go no further, now count 2 1/2 turns out ,you have now set your spring rate do the same exactly the same for the other side.
rebound do the same clockwise then count 9 clicks out same for compression.carry a small screwdriver with you so you can adjust when stopping on your rides to get the feel correct.

Rear shock, set the sag to about 35mm for road use,get a mate to help you,sag is easy to setup,google it.

rebound turn screw clockwise to stop it throwing you up, reduce to your liking, Low compression use the recommended settings. High compression minus it - just use 1 or 2 clicks can not remember wich way it turns.

hope this helps

cheers eddy. Not accountable for errors
 

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ok,you are my weight,

Here you go font setup,turn the spring fork nut on top of your shock clockwise until it can go no further, now count 2 1/2 turns out ,you have now set your spring rate do the same exactly the same for the other side.
rebound do the same clockwise then count 9 clicks out same for compression.carry a small screwdriver with you so you can adjust when stopping on your rides to get the feel correct.

Rear shock, set the sag to about 35mm for road use,get a mate to help you,sag is easy to setup,google it.

rebound turn screw clockwise to stop it throwing you up, reduce to your liking, Low compression use the recommended settings. High compression minus it - just use 1 or 2 clicks can not remember wich way it turns.

hope this helps

cheers eddy. Not accountable for errors
Thats what I was looking for.
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Thats ok, if 35mm is to soft ,then go 32mm on rear shock,it took me a couple of weeks to get it to my liking,

all the best.

cheers buddy
 
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