Join Date: May 2001
Motorcycle: Whatever oldgixxer has in his garage...
Re: suspension setup worth it?
It shouldn't cost $100 to set up your stock suspension, it isn't like they are making ride height/geometry changes.
You can do it yourself you a friend if you want, it isn't difficult.
Set the sag first using the preload adjusters. Up front, shoot for 30-35mm of sag for the track, and 35-40mm for the street. Out back, shoot for 25-30mm of sag for track, 30-35mm of sag for the street.
Then set your rebound damping. You want the bike to rebound quickly without overshooting and then bouncing again. Finally, set your compression so that it is compliant over bumps, but firm. You don't want it soft like a Cadillac, and you don't want it too hard where the bumps to upset the chassis.
Don't be afraid to try, and make sure you only adjust one thing at a time, that way you eliminate any variables.
Used to race, used to be fast, won a few championships.
"Anyone who believes that slow and steady wins the race has never been in a race" - Me
Rest in peace Dad... I love you, and I miss you. 05.18.43 - 10.11.10