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Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
on: December 26, 2020, 01:46:54 AM
I would think every bike from the factory has the same standard suspension setting when new. What rider weight is it set up for? Iíve been reading the suspension posts to educate myself somewhat, but itís probably a good idea to know what the stock setting is.

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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #1 on: December 27, 2020, 02:14:56 AM
I am 230 LB and the bike feels good.. The forks dive kind of fast.. I may go 2 clicks on the damping and 2 clicks on preload, One at a time of course.
The rear shock seems good

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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #2 on: December 27, 2020, 10:56:50 AM
*Originally Posted by LETSJET [+]
I would think every bike from the factory has the same standard suspension setting when new. What rider weight is it set up for? Iíve been reading the suspension posts to educate myself somewhat, but itís probably a good idea to know what the stock setting is.

Use the search bar. I vaguely recall someone or two said it was 175lbs.

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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #3 on: December 27, 2020, 11:28:29 AM
*Originally Posted by MRA#900 1996 [+]
I am 230 LB and the bike feels good.. The forks dive kind of fast.. I may go 2 clicks on the damping and 2 clicks on preload, One at a time of course.
The rear shock seems good

i bet if you check your sag settings they are way out .. 230 on a standard bike without setting the sag is way too soft ....

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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #4 on: December 27, 2020, 03:14:11 PM
*Originally Posted by MRA#900 1996 [+]
I am 230 LB and the bike feels good.. The forks dive kind of fast.. I may go 2 clicks on the damping and 2 clicks on preload, One at a time of course.
The rear shock seems good

I'm 220lb with gear and one of the first things I replaced was the rear shock.

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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #5 on: December 27, 2020, 04:21:17 PM
*Originally Posted by mfairplay [+]
Use the search bar. I vaguely recall someone or two said it was 175lbs.
That's what I needed to know, thank you. I'm probably 175 geared up so I'll do the break in miles before I worry about the set up. Still too cold to enjoy the bike here in Reno at my elevation but installed a tail tidy and will add the center stand. The usefulness of the center stand over rides the look of it. I'd bet there are several guys who own two of these bikes in different colors.  Again, what a smooth nice bike.
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Re: Suspension setting from Kawasaki question?
Reply #6 on: December 27, 2020, 07:25:48 PM
*Originally Posted by mfairplay [+]
I'm 220lb with gear and one of the first things I replaced was the rear shock.

me too ...