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Offline Manno

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What a bike!!!
« on: June 24, 2012, 07:02:13 PM »
What a bike! Suspension settings are now perfect for me. It now not only flies, it irons out any road surface.
Even riding in torrential downpours just now couldn't spoil the fun. Got my Givi 52lt on the back now. Sorted! :046: :152:
RD50LC GT185 FZR600R ZZR1100C3 CBR1100XXW XR650R VFR1200X

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Re: What a bike!!!
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2012, 07:12:20 PM »
Good, isn't it? I  traded in my Transalp for the CT, so you can imagine the difference. It's like a Transalp, but with twice the BHP, shaft drive and tubeless tyres. It's the first bike I've ridden I wouldn't trade in for an Africa Twin. I haven't been able to get out much since I've had it, so I'm still running-in and waiting for the first service. Still need to make a few decisions about the luggage too. What adjustments have you made to the suspension? I've found it OK solo, but it does bounce about a bit two-up.

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Re: What a bike!!!
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2012, 09:48:17 PM »
My settings are for me 19 stone or 2 up!  :001:

Rear preload is 16 clicks out of a max of 26.
Rebound is half a rotation of the screw off max.

Front preload is 4th groove or 3 rings showing (same as the dct standard setting)
Rebound is backed off to 4 clicks off minimum (max is 13 clicks)

Basically I've hardened the rear and softened the front and it's transformed it completely from the most unusual standard set up ever!

My bike had different settings on each fork!  :027:

Is there a saboteur BMW rider working at the Honda plant?  :435:

« Last Edit: June 24, 2012, 09:53:19 PM by Manno »
RD50LC GT185 FZR600R ZZR1100C3 CBR1100XXW XR650R VFR1200X

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Re: What a bike!!!
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2012, 08:53:16 AM »
OK Manno - thanks. I come from the school where checking your rear suspension meant making sure some sod hadn't nicked your Girlings. There's so much to learn these days, but it's great fun doing it. It's put new life into me.

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Re: What a bike!!!
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2012, 01:48:33 PM »
Wow 16 huh...that was super hard....my current set up only bout 7 click already cant take it if come across bumpy road...i guess the road down there should be super smooth huh... :020:
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Re: What a bike!!!
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 06:25:27 PM »
 The roads are dire! It must be my weight. Standard is 7 and was too boingy. It didn't settle quick enough and it took quite a lot more clicks round to sort it. 4 weeks of trial and error. :012:
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