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Offline Paul2bikes

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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #70 on: 02 April, 2019, 12:54:36 PM »
Sean, are you still on the 2 rings showing?

My other settings are all somewhat similar to yours except I have 6 rings showing...set for comfort. The dirt line is approx. 45mm up the leg after a ride.
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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #71 on: 02 April, 2019, 02:13:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Sean, are you still on the 2 rings showing?

My other settings are all somewhat similar to yours except I have 6 rings showing...set for comfort. The dirt line is approx. 45mm up the leg after a ride.
What I have now is irrelevant as I have had them re-valved  and sprung :007:. FWIW I do have 6 rings showing
Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #72 on: 02 April, 2019, 02:59:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by seangee [+]
What I have now is irrelevant as I have had them re-valved  and sprung :007:. FWIW I do have 6 rings showing

Ok, no comparison then.

I never could get me yed round why we all had settings so different.
« Last Edit: 02 April, 2019, 03:05:05 PM by Paul2bikes »
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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #73 on: 02 April, 2019, 05:59:43 PM »
I'm on 5 rings and standard suspension. It's soft, but the best compromise for me.

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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #74 on: 27 March, 2020, 05:52:56 PM »
Thank you to all who have contributed to this thread. It is the most useful thing I have read for suspension setup. I thought I would add my settings as I have been busy fiddling with them for an hour or two.

This is from a heavyweight perspective as I am 17 Stone (108kg) 63 tall and usually ride with a top box fitted. 

I live in a rural area so a lot of my riding is on bloody awful potholed B roads so I wanted a comfortable setup that would not be too harsh going over the dodgy surfaces. I settled for this:

Front

Spring preload  6 rings showing. 13 turns out
Rebound damping  2.5 turns out
Compression damping  2 turns out

Rear

Spring preload  3.5 turns (7) clicks out
Rebound damping 3 turns out

This transformed the bike for me. It is much more comfortable but also handles better. On the stock settings it could under-steer a little and it could get upset if going over a poor surface when cornering. It is much sharper now

If you are on the large side, try it, you might like it :152:
« Last Edit: 27 March, 2020, 05:55:23 PM by Legolam »

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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #75 on: 27 March, 2020, 06:23:54 PM »
Strange how we all tweak it different to suit ourselves but it's all so different to others of a similar weight. I backed it off until I felt comfy. Me 200lbs + Kit. This feels a tad harsh but lovely when I'm off touring with 100lbs of luggage onboard.

FRONT       FRONT         FRONT       REAR             REAR
Preload           Comp         Rebound       Preload     Rebound
Turns out   Turns out     Turns out       Turns out     Turns out
  13                      2                     2                   8                2.5
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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #76 on: 19 October, 2020, 11:53:51 AM »
Great to see all the posts in the suspension set-up thread :0)
Ive been trying various options / recommendations from members
I have a 2015 Tiger Sport done c. 20,000 miles
I'm 80Kg / 12 stone 8oz  incl kit
Year round use mainly commuting - A roads, some motorway - occasional weekend blast and 1-2 "big trips" per year
Cudnt get the bike set up right. Front end gave me no confidence, thought there might be a problem with the forks / shock. The more I "fiddled" the worse it (seemed to?) get
I was last running the thread recommendation which was:
FRONT:
Rebound / Damping  - 2 turns out from full
Compression - 2 turns out from full
Preload - 4 Rings showing
REAR:
Rebound / Damping - 2 turns out from full
Pre-load - 9 turns in from fully out
Took the bike to Kais suspension in Manchester to have it looked at
They tried it and said the bike was "almost un-ridable" they way i had it set up...
They set it up as follows and in feels like a different bike - miles better
FRONT:
Rebound / Damping  - 1 1/4turns out from full
Compression - 1 1/2 turns out from full
Preload - 0 Rings showing (was 4 rings they way i had it)
REAR:
Rebound / Damping - 1 turn out from full
Pre-load - 1 turn out from full
I know it's "horses for courses" - but i thought id share my experience with the group in case anyone has a similar experience to me
« Last Edit: 19 October, 2020, 11:59:55 AM by PhilH »

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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #77 on: 19 October, 2020, 12:06:28 PM »
By 'eck, I'd get bounced off the bike with those ^^^ settings. You live on a racetrack?
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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #78 on: 19 October, 2020, 08:27:27 PM »
Problem with the OE fork valves (in my experience) is they are open or closed with nothing in between. Reason I changed em was riding in London. I could have it on racetrack setting which gave me perfect control when filtering in tight spaces or pogo stick which did not hurt me when I hit a bump / pothole / ditch (i.e. normal London road surface) but I had very little directional control when filtering on those same surfaces.
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Re: Definitive Tiger Sport suspension setup thread
« Reply #79 on: 22 October, 2020, 09:50:46 PM »
After a lot of thinking I will take the road of new cartridges for the forks and a rear shock to transform the bike...
First I thought of putting some stiffer springs on the front and maybe a revalve but after talking to an expert he suggested that if I want to see a big difference I should invest in cartridges..
I am between Matris and MUPO.. Both of them are italian, quality and price wise they are very close...
And at the rear I was thinking for a Nitron R2 shock or again a Matris or MUPO..

Does anyone have fitted aftermarket cartridges?