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Old Jun 2nd 2014, 03:46 PM   #81
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Originally Posted by Jariva View Post
Yes, lower numbers are stiffer. Compare Ducati default values in RACE, SPORT and WET modes.
Stupid question? In Default Race Mode the compression is lower than the rebound.
But here everyone's settings are the opposite>>
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Old Jun 2nd 2014, 04:34 PM   #82
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Street and track . I feel threads like these can be detrimental to finding what's good for you and what works.
+1, if anyone walked up to me at a track day and asked me what my suspension settings where because they're riding the same bike, I would tell them that it's irrelevant what my settings are, let's look at YOUR bike and talk about how you ride it, and we'll come up with a baseline setting for you to start with. I've seen a lot of people completely screw up their suspension trying to set it up themselves based upon garbage advice from magazines or internet. Compression and rebound damping settings are both HIGHLY dependent upon what spring rate the springs are and how much preload is on the springs, as well as the weight of the rider.

The best advice I can give to anyone is first get your preload/sag set in the ballpark, and if your spring rates are way off for your weight then spend $100 on the correct shock spring and/or $100 on the correct fork springs, it will be the best $100-$200 you could possibly spend on your bike. Set your compression and rebound damping up to the manufacturer recommended defaults, and then ONLY make changes if the bike is doing something that you don't like and you want to try to tune it out. DON'T make changes to your suspension just to try to make it "better" without knowing what "better" is. If you have access to a local shop or suspension tuner, have it set up professionally, it's worth whatever you have to pay.
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Old Jun 3rd 2014, 11:08 AM   #83
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+1 ^

but here is my new useless setup for 135lb rider

Ohlins FGRT 203, 9nm springs, 5mm above triple, 8mm preload, 42mm sag, -13 clicks Rebound, -12 click Compression

Ohlins TTX2, 85nm spring, +2mm shock length, 28mm sag, -15 clicks Rebound, -21 clicks Compression
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Old Jun 3rd 2014, 11:54 AM   #84
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Sharing suspension settings is like sharing prescription meds...
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Old Jun 4th 2014, 08:38 AM   #85
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I was hoping someone could help me out. my 1199R comes tonight and is set up for a 170 pounds rider. im 225-230. I plan on having the suspension professionally set up for me but the place ill be going is a couple hours away and i dont know when i can get there. can anyone recommend some suspensions settings for the ohlins fork so i can adjust them more closely to my weight. i will not be riding aggressively until the suspension is actually set up but just something that can hold me over until i get that done. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated in terms of settings
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Old Jun 4th 2014, 07:35 PM   #86
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like jarel said, set the preload to get you in the correct sag range and ride the damn thing
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Old Jun 4th 2014, 08:05 PM   #87
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Originally Posted by wallst1199 View Post
I was hoping someone could help me out. my 1199R comes tonight and is set up for a 170 pounds rider. im 225-230. I plan on having the suspension professionally set up for me but the place ill be going is a couple hours away and i dont know when i can get there. can anyone recommend some suspensions settings for the ohlins fork so i can adjust them more closely to my weight. i will not be riding aggressively until the suspension is actually set up but just something that can hold me over until i get that done. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated in terms of settings
I weigh 180+ with gear and I thought the OEM set up would be just fine.
Come to find out, sag was set way to stiff for my weight for both front and rear but should be pretty much spot on for yours.
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Old Jun 5th 2014, 06:44 AM   #88
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I weigh 180+ with gear and I thought the OEM set up would be just fine.
Come to find out, sag was set way to stiff for my weight for both front and rear but should be pretty much spot on for yours.
This isnt the OEM setup its set up for a 170 pound rider. do you know what the OEM setup numbers are?
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Old Jun 5th 2014, 03:18 PM   #89
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So a lower number is stiffer? If that is so, I have been riding around stiffer than in my Race mode... haha
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Old Jun 5th 2014, 05:23 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by wallst1199 View Post
This isnt the OEM setup its set up for a 170 pound rider. do you know what the OEM setup numbers are?
That's what I thought and that is why I left mine alone until now.
My OEM setting was way to stiff for my 180 lbs.
If all R's have the OEM set up mine had it should fit your weight a lot better than it did mine.
I can ask my suspension guy to see what he thinks the OEM set up is best suited for weight wise.
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