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  • Offline Kenbeau62

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    Another Suspension Question??
    on: Jul 04, 2020, 03.48 am
    Jul 04, 2020, 03.48 am
    Hi fellow Crosstourer owners . Just anted to  check with other owners as to what height you have your front forks set at through the top mount?? I had the forks serviced at a shop last week & went out for a ride yesterday & first noticed that the bike felt a bit different in corners straight away & while having a rest I was looking at the forks & thinking has the shop set the legs to what they felt was right because for the life of me I cant remember if there back at the same height as prior or not. I'm pretty sure old height was l top of fork level with top mount ?? It is now 30mill through top mount Any advice would be appreciated thanks .
     
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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #1 on: Jul 04, 2020, 05.21 am
    Jul 04, 2020, 05.21 am
    I've installed Hyperpro front springs.   I raised the tubes 1/2 inch.   Not sure if the springs you have installed change the geometry, thus requiring/recommending the rise. 

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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #2 on: Jul 04, 2020, 06.46 am
    Jul 04, 2020, 06.46 am
    This is what the manual says about the height of the forks.


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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #3 on: Jul 04, 2020, 08.06 am
    Jul 04, 2020, 08.06 am
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    This is what the manual says about the height of the forks.



    Stupid question and problably asked/covered many times.........is the black adjuster the rebound adjuster and the very centre one the compression ??

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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #4 on: Jul 04, 2020, 09.05 am
    Jul 04, 2020, 09.05 am
    Other way around.
    Preload is compressing the spring as it says, pre load. Rebound is regulating how fast de oil flows back after compression.
    With the small one you just open or close a valve.

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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #5 on: Jul 04, 2020, 04.05 pm
    Jul 04, 2020, 04.05 pm
    *Originally Posted by Kenbeau62 [+]
    I had the forks serviced at a shop last week & went out for a ride yesterday & first noticed that the bike felt a bit different in corners straight away

    The bike 'felt different' in what way?  better or worse?

    Raising the forks in the triple clamp is common to change the geometry, it can make the steering quicker, however raising them too much can make it feel unstable.

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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #6 on: Jul 04, 2020, 04.15 pm
    Jul 04, 2020, 04.15 pm
    *Originally Posted by BeToney [+]
    The bike 'felt different' in what way?  better or worse?

    Raising the forks in the triple clamp is common to change the geometry, it can make the steering quicker, however raising them too much can make it feel unstable.
    Yeah but that's something witch is nice for the VTEC if we al least keep it with the VFR range. Te CT is already a very agile bike  and is limited to 220km/h because of the geometry. Change it more and the bike will be getting nervous at normal highway speeds.
    It can be done in combination with a lowering kit for the backside.

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    Re: Another Suspension Question??
    Reply #7 on: Jul 04, 2020, 09.12 pm
    Jul 04, 2020, 09.12 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    Yeah but that's something witch is nice for the VTEC if we al least keep it with the VFR range. Te CT is already a very agile bike  and is limited to 220km/h because of the geometry. Change it more and the bike will be getting nervous at normal highway speeds.
    It can be done in combination with a lowering kit for the backside.
    Yes, you can change it up or down to suit your needs, that is why most aftermarket shocks also come with ride height adjustment- so you can fine tune the steering geometry to suit your riding needs.
    I like a sportier ride and slightly quicker steering, I have the back raised and front lowered a few millimeters each.