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Post  Tozcat on Tue Apr 16 2013, 06:52

Hello folks after your vast experience and knowledge......past my test just over a year ago and wifey decided against allher better judgment I might add that she wants to go on the bike, what I need advice on is how to adjust suspension accordingly and what to and what tyre pressures are required...hoping to get to Thundersprint on sunday !!!!!!! thanks folks
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Post  YZFJohn on Tue Apr 16 2013, 08:09

Suspension wise you would normally only adjust the Preload on the rear to compensate.

Can't remember what the recommended tyre pressures are for pillion. Radar & Krusty have pillions regular, hopefully one of them will be able to help.
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Post  SteveCat on Tue Apr 16 2013, 09:53

Tyre pressure 36 psi front and 42 psi rear - that for high speed and pillion.

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Post  Tozcat on Tue Apr 16 2013, 18:30

Thanks for that.....will give it a go Smile
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Post  stretchie_ on Wed Apr 17 2013, 16:35

Wot Steve said
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Post  Rosco on Wed Apr 17 2013, 19:56

After bouncing about all over the place on Wee Mac I think it might be worth me investigating my fairly recently serviced rear Hagon Shock.

£100 spent and I had Euan doing Zebedee impressions. When I first bought it approx £300 and 7-8 years ago I just got it fitted and never changed a thing.

Might need to resort to reading a manual......however any advice appreciated.

Alps trip next month and want to be as ready as possible.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Apr 17 2013, 20:04

@Rosco wrote:

Alps trip next month and want to be as ready as possible.

Before you ask!!!! No. Get it fixed NOW!!

Poor Euan looked
Like he was riding a pogo stick on the way back from WM.

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Post  Rosco on Wed Apr 17 2013, 20:10

Still managed to stay in front of the Panigale though Smile ...........until you overtook me.
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Post  past-it on Wed Apr 17 2013, 22:32

@Rosco wrote:After bouncing about all over the place on Wee Mac I think it might be worth me investigating my fairly recently serviced rear Hagon Shock.

£100 spent and I had Euan doing Zebedee impressions. When I first bought it approx £300 and 7-8 years ago I just got it fitted and never changed a thing.

Might need to resort to reading a manual......however any advice appreciated.

Alps trip next month and want to be as ready as possible.

Sounds like the damping is too soft, Screw in the damper adjuster (just above the bottom yoke on the shock, it's a small allen screw) about 1/2 a turn clockwise and check the pre load nut is about 20mm down from the top most thread. Take the bike for a run and when you get back have some one hold the bike by the bars, and you go to the back and lift the rear of the bike by the grab handles, you should have at least 20mm of upward travel on the suspension(static sag is its correct term) Any adjustments of the damper should be made a little at a time until the bike feels right. Saying that I've never got my bike to feel good solo(Yamaha shock was better), but with further adjustment to the suspension it feels really good when riding hard with a pillion. Best of luck.
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Post  Dirt Bike Dave on Wed Apr 17 2013, 22:35

i dont think its a setting unfortunately...wasn't like that on the saturday...i was behind you a few times on the saturday ride and didn't notice it, was very noticeable on the way home tho... thumb down

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Post  Rosco on Wed Apr 17 2013, 22:44

Might need to sack fatty from being pillion.
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Post  Rosco on Tue May 14 2013, 22:58

Cheers for your help Past-It.

I had a play with the damping adjuster and it certainly doesn't bounce back anywhere near as quick now.

Once I put my wheels on....fit a new chain and sprockets I'll try and get out and give it a whirl.

Fatty is allowed back on pillion.
He is threatening to join us on Big Mac.

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