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hi guys,

does anyone knows the recommended settings for the front suspension and rear too. btw i am a lightweight at 130lbs. i have tried many diff settings but nothing seems to work and i just dont get it y. :headscrat
 

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I'm 130 lbs, and I have a k8 600 myself. I got mine tuned at a race shop. I can give you my settings, but it may or may not work for you. When I got mine tuned (and had my tire pressures lowered to 32 psi front & rear), I noticed the difference right away.

Let me know.
 

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I'm 130 lbs, and I have a k8 600 myself. I got mine tuned at a race shop. I can give you my settings, but it may or may not work for you. When I got mine tuned (and had my tire pressures lowered to 32 psi front & rear), I noticed the difference right away.

Let me know.
well it would be great if you can give me your settings and from there i assume i can work things out.:clap: wouldnt the rear be under pressured if its 32psi. just wondering mine is 34/38 f/r.
 

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well it would be great if you can give me your settings and from there i assume i can work things out.:clap: wouldnt the rear be under pressured if its 32psi. just wondering mine is 34/38 f/r.
Yup. But the race shop recommended it, and I like it better that way. It's not so stiff because there's less air pressure. Here you are:

Set front say to 30mm and rear sag to 32mm

Set front compression to 1 1/2 turns and rebound to 1 turn

Set rear compression to 1 1/2 turns and rebound to 2 1/2 turns

Tire pressures lowered to 32 psi front & rear

That's it. :thumbup:
 

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The spring rates are different in 600's and 750's so using his settings means absolutely nothing. I'm a lightweight at 150lbs but use a heavier springs in my forks due to my heavy braking (I basically compress the forks all the way down to about 1/4" of travel left :D). Depending on your riding style, you guys may (or may not) benefit from going to the next lighter spring rate or yet, take one spring out and go one spring lighter. Suspension settings vary from rider to rider depending on style of riding and of course ability of the rider. However, a big improvement in the bike's handling will be just to get your sag set up for your weight WITH gear on. Also, if you switch from one brand/model of tire to another, you should also take into account the profile/diameter of the tire as this will effect the geometry of the bike which effects handling (especially the turn-in)
 

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The spring rates are different in 600's and 750's so using his settings means absolutely nothing. I'm a lightweight at 150lbs but use a heavier springs in my forks due to my heavy braking (I basically compress the forks all the way down to about 1/4" of travel left :D). Depending on your riding style, you guys may (or may not) benefit from going to the next lighter spring rate or yet, take one spring out and go one spring lighter. Suspension settings vary from rider to rider depending on style of riding and of course ability of the rider. However, a big improvement in the bike's handling will be just to get your sag set up for your weight WITH gear on. Also, if you switch from one brand/model of tire to another, you should also take into account the profile/diameter of the tire as this will effect the geometry of the bike which effects handling (especially the turn-in)
I agree. He would benefit most if he had a reputable shop tune his suspension for him. But hey, he wanted my settings.
 

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thanks guys for all the info, every rider's settings are unique and wld neve match for other riders. now i just gg to get my sag done n hope things improve. we can get the sag done ourselves right. thanks for the info guys, learnt something new again lolz:clap:

btw as for the tyre pressure wat is the correct range as i m riding in both dry and wet weather. currently i m using 34/38.
 

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thanks guys for all the info, every rider's settings are unique and wld neve match for other riders. now i just gg to get my sag done n hope things improve. we can get the sag done ourselves right. thanks for the info guys, learnt something new again lolz:clap:

btw as for the tyre pressure wat is the correct range as i m riding in both dry and wet weather. currently i m using 34/38.
Depends on brand of tire and what kind of feel you like. I ride regular Pilot Powers on the street and I only care about how my bike feels at lean angle so I run 32f/28r which is trackday tire pressure for Powers.
 
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