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    After all these years of riding I havent ever had a good suspension to sgrew with.

    I would like some input from people in the 180-190 LB range stating their current suspension settings.

    I would like a stiff but compliant ride.

    HELP A NEWBIE!!!!!!!
    I'm so slow I think I'm first!!!!!!!

  • #2
    11 visits and noone could give you this url??


    http://www.tlplanet.com/forums/showt...=&threadid=182

    It´s Jamies. It´s for the TLR. I don´t think you can use them for the TLS. But if you do have a TLS it might give you an idéa where to start.
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    M4 Full system(Alu), K&N Filter, TRE mod, removed Pair valve. Yoshimura clutch cover, removed Scissor gears, Carbon fibre hugger, carbon fibre rearhugger, HammerIt TLR/R fairings, Gilles Toolings rearset. Pazzo racing levers, shorties, Öhlins rear, Brembo front brakes, ET79 undertail, blah blah blah...
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    • #3
      Another good way to go about setting the suspension up is to set your sag. It will take 2 people to do it right. I use 1" front and rear. You will need to take all the weight off the front to get the forks to full length, then get on the bike with all your gear and measure how much they compress. Make it 1".

      For the rear, I measured from the floor to the exhaust directly above the axle. and did the same.

      For compression and rebound, you will have to play around with a while. It depends on your roads you ride. Set it all to the middle at first.

      If she is sluggish and flounders in corners, start going stiffer. If it shutters, go softer etc.
      No matter what you do - RIDE!

      Rule #1 Keep you knee on the ground
      Rule #2 Keep your head out of your a**

      2000 Ducati 748+ - Ohlins - & Alot More
      2001 BMW R1150GS
      2001 CRF 450

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      • #4
        Hi
        PM me and I can E-mail some articles for suspension settings for the TLS (also one for the TLR) and in general. They're too large to attach and are unreadable if made smaller.

        I'll send them to SteveTLS as well and he maybe post them on the site?

        Cheers
        Richard
        Most sports require one ball, REAL sports require two....

        '00 750SS
        '82 RD350LC
        '00 ALFA 156 TS
        '97 TL1000S
        For now its got- CBR900RR master cylinder, Tornado damper thingy, Racetech springs and valves, Homemade undertail, Flushmount flickers, Sigma Bike speedo, Tornado Slip-ons, Up three on rear sprocket, Modified steering damper.......

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        • #5
          Originally posted by RichardTL
          I'll send them to SteveTLS as well and he maybe post them on the site?

          Cheers
          Richard
          Sounds good! (post them on the site, my site or the other THE site, here? I can't post them here but I can on mine.)

          I've got an article on my site http://home.iprimus.com.au/stevebm/suspension.htm
          "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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          • #6
            Hi Steve
            I've also collected a lot of general TLS articles from Mags, some are on the web, but a lot of others aren't. Can I E-mail them to you so you can put them somewhere for people to get their hands on.

            The one prob is a lot of them are in PDF format and this makes them big.

            Richard
            Most sports require one ball, REAL sports require two....

            '00 750SS
            '82 RD350LC
            '00 ALFA 156 TS
            '97 TL1000S
            For now its got- CBR900RR master cylinder, Tornado damper thingy, Racetech springs and valves, Homemade undertail, Flushmount flickers, Sigma Bike speedo, Tornado Slip-ons, Up three on rear sprocket, Modified steering damper.......

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            • #7
              I'd be interested in them, just for the reading. If they're too big though, I wont be able to host them as I have little space left.
              "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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              • #8
                Hi Steve
                Some are on their way. One is a later PB article covering TLR/TLS suspension.

                The ones in PDF format range up to 7Mb so I won't post them till you give the go ahead. Also trying to track some of the local mags articles/test on the TL's. There are plenty on the SV1000 at present.

                Thanks
                Richard
                Most sports require one ball, REAL sports require two....

                '00 750SS
                '82 RD350LC
                '00 ALFA 156 TS
                '97 TL1000S
                For now its got- CBR900RR master cylinder, Tornado damper thingy, Racetech springs and valves, Homemade undertail, Flushmount flickers, Sigma Bike speedo, Tornado Slip-ons, Up three on rear sprocket, Modified steering damper.......

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                • #9
                  Sent you mail
                  "I spent most of my money on Scotch, women and cigarettes. The rest I just wasted"

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                  • #10
                    When you set your sag don't measure from the floor to a point on the bike that # will be inacurate. Measure from your axle bolt to a fixed spot on the subframe it will be more accurate
                    Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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                    • #11
                      Re: Suspension Settings

                      Originally posted by bobpeckham
                      After all these years of riding I havent ever had a good suspension to sgrew with.

                      I would like some input from people in the 180-190 LB range stating their current suspension settings.

                      I would like a stiff but compliant ride.

                      HELP A NEWBIE!!!!!!!
                      Your in my weight range, knowing which bike you have would help these tech guru's push you in the right direction.

                      However welcome to the wonderful world of tinkering with suspension. If you cant get your Sag set. You need to check it every couple of months (in the rear especially) and montior the life of the damper. Mine lasted 22K before replacement.

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                      • #12
                        Mine lasted 22K before replacement.
                        What did you replace it with a penske or a ohlins
                        Everyone dies but not everyone lives

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                        • #13
                          I went with an ohlins because I got a discount on a rather large order. If I was ordering just suspension, id buy the bitubo.

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                          • #14
                            syspension settings

                            If you want to set up your bike you're going to need a few things........A NEW REAR SHOCK!!!!!... STOCK IS JUNK!!!! try a fox it does'nt cost as much as the others and is just as good. They will set it up for your bike and your weight. FORKS: race tech springs AND(the most importen) GOLD VALVE . your bike will feel great over bumps and you will love it. I just did my front and rear suspenison and i love it,ive been riding for 20 yrs and just did iy now. ALL the racers use this set up and friends told me about it for yrs ,im glad it did it and you will to.If you have to pay someone it will be costly but STILL werth it. hers a place that does it ,but i would do them myself and save money. www.traxxion.com they also have a lot of info to read. just my 2cents heheheheh

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