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The front suspension on my bike is spongie.

Do i need new springs or can i adjust them somehow?

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There should be a damper rate adjustment on the top of the folk turn anti clock to soften and clock wise to make harder , other than that , try thicker oil in the shocks

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How do you adjust suspension


Mostly the handbook is the best source for that information.

Traditionally the front suspension of a motorcycle tends not to be adjustable.

Traditionally the rear suspension tends to be adjustable only as far as increasing the ride height a little to compensate for carrying a passenger.

Traditionally if a different spring rate is desired or firmer or softer damping or even adjustable damping is wanted these must be fitted in the aftermarket.

Some modern bikes have adjustable (and programmable) damping from the handlebar computer but again reading the vehicle owner's handbook is the way forward.

May 07, 2016 | Motorcycles

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Susspension set up for Motorcross bikes


When I need to set up a motorcross bikes suspension I set all the settings (both rebound & compression) to the middle of the range on both the front suspension & the rear suspension

Now, measure the distance from the inside of the rear mudguard and the top of the rear tyre & note the distance.

Now repeat with the rider seated in position and note the difference,

This value should be 20mm. If not adjust rear spring pre-load to correct.

Now, measure the distance from the inside of the front mudguard and the top of the front tyre & note the distance.

Now repeat with the rider seated in position and note the difference,

This value should be 15mm. If not adjust front spring pre-load to correct.(if adjustable).

This gives you your starting point for the fine tuning with the dampening adjustments to suit the riders preferances.



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on Dec 05, 2009 | Motorcycles

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Yamaha settings


bottom of forks turn all the way in, then back out 12 clicks
top of fork - trail riding = all the way out then turn in 2 clicks, track riding = turn in 8 clicks
Rear spring needs to be adjusted so the tip of the rear fender drops 2.75" when sitting on it.
The top adjustment (compression valve) will be close to all the way out for trail and 5 to 8 clicks turned in for track.
The bottom adjustment meters how slow or fast the shock extends (rebound). Stand on something at peg height with one foot on the peg and the other on your stand and shove the bike down. Adjust the bottom (rebound) clicker to match the front of the bike so that both return to top at the same time.
This is a good starting point for any bike.
To fine tune your suspension it is always best to have a suspension tech watch you ride and make adjustments until the chassis of the bike stays flat while the suspension does its work. Usually take a tech 20 minutes to set the front and rear compression and rebound track-side!

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Change the spring to your load.

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Ive got a gl1100 1982 with air front suspension q-what is the best way to change the front fork to a convensional spring fork and what forks would be the best ?


Hello and thanks for the question,
Your 1982 GL1100 has air assist type of suspension. It has springs in the front as well as the air pressure. This is a heavy bike and the front forks are marginal at best. I have had great results from installing progressive suspension springs and moving up to a heavier fork oil (20wt ) to keep the bike from diving so far during braking.

www.progressivesuspension.com

You should look at having the forks rebuilt with these parts and you will find that the bike handles much better than before.
The springs that are in the bike are old now and should be updated with new style parts.

Thanks and I hope that this helps.
Steve

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2003 1800vtxR front suspension bottoming out over


If this bike has more than 15k on it the stock springs are likely worn out. Replace them with Progressive Suspension springs. They will last longer and the bike will rider better. They are also less expensive than stock replacements.

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DO YOU KNOW THE STANDARD FRONT & REAR SUSPENSION SETTINGS FOR A ZX6R 2000 MODEL J1 AND HOW DO YOU ALTER IT. CHEERS


Rear suspension settings are adjusted via the suspension mechanism located under the bike near the main rear suspension spring on the underneath of bike parallel with the seat- looks like a can (like a slim beer can) and there is a screw one way to tighten and one way to loosen. Dont know settings but try it out one way then the other. Simple turn the screw according to direction arrows.

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Front suspension to soft on mongoose xr-75 mountain bike


The front forks aren't adjustable, as you probably figured out. You can, however, get harder springs if the springs can be accessed at the top of the fork tube. If not, do what I did on my mountain bike. I bought a better pair of adjustable forks that I found on eBay. It will take a bit of investigation on your part regarding the dimensions of the forks, so you get the correct length and width where the forks fit onto the frame (and the overall desired fork length), but you'll be a lot happier with adjustables.

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How do you adjust the height of the front suspension on a 2007 1100 v star? mine bottoms out when stopping or bumpy roads.


Height is not adjustable on those. Your only option would to replace the springs in the forks with a higher rate spring, and get better valving to slow down the jounce of the bike.

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Change oil to Honda nsr 125 front suspension?


A /REMOVE CLIPON HANDLE BARS FROM THE BIKE BY UNDOING ALLEN BOLTS AND SLIDE UPWARS AND OFF
B/JACK BIKE UP SO FRONT WHEEL IS OFF THE GROUND
C/UNDO SLOWLY AND CAREFULLY THE TWO BIG CAPS TOP OF THE SUSPENSION TUBES/
THIS CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE UNDER PRESSURE FROM SPRINGS
C/SLIDE OUT THE SPRINGS ITS BEST TO DO ONE SIDE AT A TIME SO YOU DONT GET THE SPRINGS MIXED UP ALSO REMEMBER WICH WAY UP THEY WERE TOP IS NARROW SPACED
D/ REMOVE FRONT WHEEL
E/ UNDO FORK HOLDING BOLTS AND SLIDE OUT THE SUSPENSION
F/GET A BUCKET AND TURN UPSIDE DOWN SLIDE THE TUBE IN AND OUT TO REMOVE OLD OIL
G/ REFIT TUBES THE GROOVE AT THE TOP OF THE FORK TUBE IS LINED WITH THE TOP OF THE YOKES
TIGHTEN UP ALL BOLTS REPLACE SPRINGS AND FILL FORKS WITH 280ML OF OIL EACH SIDE FINALY REPLACE CAPS AND TIGHTEN DOWN CAREFULLY REFIT CLIPON HANDLEBARS RE FIT WHEEL JOB DONE

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