Bike Suspension Setup - Italian Motor Bikes

Bike Suspension Setup

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bike suspension setup - Race Tech's
Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible (Motorbooks Workshop)
Race Tech's Motorcycle Suspension Bible (Motorbooks Workshop)
Suspension is probably the most misunderstood aspect of motorcycle performance. This book, by America’s premier suspension specialist, makes the art and science of suspension tuning accessible to professional and backyard motorcycle mechanics alike. Based on Paul Thede’s wildly popular Race Tech Suspension Seminars, this step-by-step guide shows anyone how to make their bike, or their kid’s, handle like a pro’s.

Thede gives a clear account of the three forces of suspension that you must understand to make accurate assessments of your suspension’s condition. He outlines testing procedures that will help you gauge how well you’re improving your suspension, along with your riding. And, if you’re inclined to perfect your bike’s handling, he even explains the black art of chassis geometry. Finally, step-by-step photos of suspension disassembly and assembly help you rebuild your forks and shocks for optimum performance.

The book even provides detailed troubleshooting guides for dirt, street, and supermoto--promising a solution to virtually any handling problem.

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Kawasaki ZX10R - new bike woot!!
Kawasaki ZX10R - new bike woot!!
I've had my ZX6R for a little more than a year now, and decided to step up to liter bike territory. So far it has been nothing short of a thrill. This bike just FLIES. First gear alone tops out at around 105mph. I decided to go with the 04 model because it's my favorite looking 10R they've made so far, and also the lightest, weighing in at 375 lbs which is only 20 lbs more than my 636. I'm a little guy at only 130 lbs myself, so I figured the lighter the better. I got the suspension setup for my weight by a different guy this time, and in the handling aspect it feels amazing. Taking turns at speeds excess of 110 mph or so, the bike just feels PLANTED. Very stable and very confidence inspiring, much more so than my 636 which is odd because liter bikes are supposed to be harder to toss around. I guess it's all about suspension tuning. Plans so far are just upgraded steel brake lines, upgraded calipers and pads, and some track fairings for when I hit up the track. Right now it already has full exhaust, power commander, and 1 tooth down in the front sprocket. It yanks my head back whenever I roll on the gas.. in 6th gear at 40 mph lol. Strobist: 2 bare flashes placed on the ground shot at 1/2 power, one placed on the left and one on the right. Not the fanciest setup but I didn't wanna carry my gear with me in a backpack and go ride somewhere to take pics, so I just took a few infront of my house in the culdesac. Edit: Mods on the bike (some not pictured) - Ohlins 46PRXLS rear shock - Racetech revalved/resprung front forks - Scott's steering stabilizer - Galfer Steel braided brake lines - Upgraded master brake cylinder - Upgraded to 07 ZX6R brake calipers - Power Commander - Muzzy Full Exhaust - 1/5th throttle mod - DID ERV3 Chain - Driven Sprockets +2 on front -0 in rear - BT003RS Tires
spy shots! so, other than getting the new rims built onto my current wheels and tracking down some acceptably green or white pedals... and waiting for the shimano order to come in, the new ride is totally set. i just took her out for a little suspension/gear setup ride and here are my initial impressions: -terrifyingly stable at high speeds. -SUPER poppy (as in i'm sure i'm popping 2 or 3 times further off rollers for some reason). -hella plush, yet ultra responsive. -i'd nearly forgotten how incredible the floodgate system is for climbing. i turned it on in the front and back, and it actually climbs like a fully rigid. -have i mentioned stable? seriously, i leaned way over into some rooty corners at a good clip and it was glued to the ground. confidence inspiring to say the least. oh yeah, i wound up getting a ridiculously good deal on a Totem that John Henry pulled off one of their floor bikes. It's steerer had been cut pretty short, but with the zero stack headset in the frame it's all good. oh yeah - it's hella steezy.

bike suspension setup
bike suspension setup
Sportbike Suspension Tuning
Sportbike suspension systems offer an unmatched variety of adjustments, but understanding how those adjustments work, and how to combine them to tailor your motorcycle to your riding style can be as challenging as riding well. That's why many riders never try to make the most of their bike's high-tech suspension simply because they don't know where to start or are afraid of making their bike handle worse rather than better.
Now, in the first book that specifically addresses sportbike suspension systems, Andrew Trevitt, senior editor of Sport Rider magazine and a former roadracer, guides you through the process of setting up your bike's suspension to suit your riding style. This book covers the basics setting static sag for your weight as well as more subtle and advanced adjustments, such as how to optimize rear-end squat. A comprehensive discussion on chassis geometry, suspension technology, and the many interactions among adjustments helps demystify suspension tuning. Andrew also explains how to analyze various handling symptoms and make adjustments to correct them. Plus, he offers specific setup techniques for both the street and the track.
You will be amazed by how much better your bike will feel after its suspension is correctly set up, and by how much more confident your riding will be with the improved handling. Sportbike Suspension Tuning will give you the necessary skills to experience the difference.