Suspension Set-Up: 

                         Most of these I've tried but if there's a specific set-up you require 

ask me

Kev is a 10 stone racer

Molly  is just over 9 stone (but she's working on it)

Keith is 14.5 stone road tester.

SUZUKI

KAWASAKI

HONDA

YAMAHA

YAMAHA

GSX R600 K1

ZX-6R (J2)

CBR600FS

YZF-R6

FAZER 600

Stock setting:

Front Preload 

Flush with 4th ring from top

14mm Showing

4 Rings Showing

Flush with 5th ring from top

5th Ring from hard

Front compression

1 1/8th turns out from hard

9 clicks from soft

1 1/4th turns from hard

6 clicks from hard

Front rebound

1 1/8th turns out from hard

7 clicks from soft

1 1/4th turns from hard

6 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

1915 spring lenght

180mm spring length

Position 3

4 from soft

5 from soft

Rear compression

1 1/8 turns out from hard

10 clicks from soft

1 1/4 turns from hard

9 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

1 1/4 turns out from hard

10 clicks from soft

1 1/4 turns from hard

9 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =36  Rear = 36

Front = 36  Rear = 42 

Front = 36 Rear = 42

Front = 36  Rear = 36

Front = 34  Rear = 36

Kev's settings:

Front Preload 

4 1/2 rings from top

16mm Showing

1 1/2 Rings Showing

Flush with 7th ring from top

4th Ring from hard

Front compression

1 1/8th turns out from hard

9 clicks from soft

1 1/4 turns from hard

4 clicks from hard

Front rebound

7/8th turns out from hard

7 clicks from soft

1 1/4 turns from hard

1 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

1915 spring lenght

180mm spring length

Position 4

4 from soft

7 from soft

Rear compression

1 5/8 turns out from hard

12 clicks from soft

1  turn from hard

8 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

1 1/8 turns out from hard

12 clicks from soft

3/4 turns from hard

9 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =32  Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36 

Front = 32 Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36

Front = 34  Rear = 38

Keith's settings:

Front Preload 

Flush with 1st ring from top

16mm Showing

1  Ring Showing

3 1/2  rings from top

3rd Ring from hard

Front compression

1 turn out from hard

9 clicks from soft

1/2 turn from hard

1 clicks from hard

Front rebound

1 1/8th turns out from hard

7 clicks from soft

1  turn from hard

3 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

1915 spring lenght

177mm spring length

Position 6

6 from soft

8 from soft

Rear compression

5/8 turns out from hard

13 clicks from soft

1/2  turn from hard

8 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

7/8 turns out from hard

11 clicks from soft

3/4 turns from hard

7 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =32  Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36 

Front = 32 Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36

Front = 34  Rear = 38

SUZUKI

KAWASAKI

HONDA

YAMAHA

GSX R1000 K1+2

ZX-9R (E1/C2)

FIREBLADE 2002

YZF-R1

Stock setting:

Front Preload 

Flush with 4th ring from top

4 Lines showing

7 Turns from soft

Flush with 6th ring from top

Front compression

10 clicks from hard

10 Clicks from full in

2 turns from hard

13 clicks from hard

Front rebound

6 clicks from hard

3 Clicks from full in

2 turns from hard

13 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

21mm thread wound down

178.5mm Spring length

4 from soft

4 from soft

Rear compression

8 clicks from hard

8 Clicks from full in

2 turns from hard

15 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

7 clicks from hard

8 Clicks from full in

2 turns from hard

15 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =36  Rear = 42

Front = 36 Rear = 42

Front = 38  Rear = 38

Kev's settings:

PB Settings

Front Preload 

Flush with 2nd ring from top

Turned fully in

9 Turns from soft

Flush with 4th ring from top

Front compression

9 clicks from hard

6 Clicks from full in

1 3/4 turns from hard

12 clicks from hard

Front rebound

6 clicks from hard

Turned fully in

1 1/2 turns from hard

11 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

21mm thread wound down

178.5mm Spring length

4 from soft

5 from soft

Rear compression

5 clicks from hard

2 Clicks from full in

1 1/2 turns from hard

12 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

2 clicks from hard

3 Clicks from full in

1 1/2 turns from hard

14 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =33  Rear = 37

Increase ride height 10mm

Front = 33 Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36

Keith's settings:

ZX-9R (C1/C2)

Front Preload 

Flush with 1st ring from top

2 lines showing

10 Turns from soft

2 1/2  rings from top

Front compression

8 clicks from hard

3 Clicks from full in

1 1/4 turns from hard

11 clicks from hard

Front rebound

6 clicks from hard

4 Clicks from full in

2 turns from hard

13 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

23mm thread wound down

Front static sag 30mm

5 from soft

6 from soft

Rear compression

3 clicks from hard

3 Clicks from full in

1 turn from hard

11 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

5 clicks from hard

4 Clicks from full in

1 3/4 turns from hard

16 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =33  Rear = 37

Rear static sag to 5mm

Front = 33 Rear = 36

Front = 32  Rear = 36

Molly

Front Preload 

Flush with 2nd ring from top

Front compression

8 clicks from hard

Front rebound

6 clicks from hard

Rear Preload

22mm thread wound down

Rear compression

5 clicks from hard

Rear rebound

2 clicks from hard

Tyre pressure

Front =33  Rear = 37

Forks lowered by 2.5mm