Converted front suspension to run 2.5W fork oil

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Re: Converted front suspension to run 2.5W fork oil

Postby Freddy » 12 Jun 2019, 08:16

750R wrote:Thanx foor the information - i'll try to contact them! will get funny wth my really bad English :lol:
W'll let you know what the answer was.
The spring for the 1100 can be a bit harder - 50kg more weight in the motorcycle (an don't ask for the driver ;) )

Greetings


The sonic spring calculator would have me (at 95Kg in gear) running a 1.00 Kg/mm front spring on an 1100. I'd certainly be reluctant to go any heavier than that, at least initially.

P.S. after a very long test ride I'd decided to increase the front rebound speed a little by increasing the single rebound hole in each damper rod by one drill size. Currently its 3/32 inch I think. One size larger would have me back pretty close to the original size (but one of the two original holes totally blocked). If the rebound proves to be too fast I can easily slow it back down by going up to 5W oil (or some appropriate mix).
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Re: Converted front suspension to run 2.5W fork oil

Postby Freddy » 06 Aug 2019, 11:21

Finally got this project finished (well 99% as I'm sure I'll go on tinkering trying to squeeze a factor more out of the bike).

VERY please with the results. Final set up is ....
5W fork oil
One rebound hole in each damper rod
Cartridge emulator 1 slow speed compression bleed hole.
2 turns blue spring high speed compression damping.

Lots and lots of experimentation to arrive at the above. The main problem wasn't really with the settings I was trialing, the problem I was actually trying to sort wasn't even in the front suspension at all, it was in the rear suspension. It was inadequate compression damping that was making the rear give a harsh ride. Harsh ride, natural to reduce compression damping you'd think. No, needed to be screwed way up.
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