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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #10 on: 07 October, 2020, 01:19:34 PM
*Originally Posted by kraftykarper [+]
Front suspension. Spring preload 6 rings showing ( I find this easier that the handbooks method of number of turns out). Rebound and compression both 2 turns out.

Your 6 rings showing could be a tad soft given your weight, don't want it to bottom out. My setting has 5 rings showing, the muck is approx 40mm from bottom of leg after a ride. Technical explanation is best  :745:
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #11 on: 07 October, 2020, 04:04:36 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Watch out YD, he will be asking for your inside leg measurement next....  :164:  :007:  :745: :745:
I don’t see the funny side in my question...
I am just trying to see if other Tiger Sport owners are satisfied with their bike and setup...
I am trying to set the sag in my bike but I cannot...
I am changing springs and valves next week..

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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #12 on: 07 October, 2020, 05:13:14 PM
*Originally Posted by steve_vai06 [+]
I don’t see the funny side in my question...
I am just trying to see if other Tiger Sport owners are satisfied with their bike and setup...
I am trying to set the sag in my bike but I cannot...
I am changing springs and valves next week..
Ok  :431: was just a little bit of English humour. . No offence was meant.
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #13 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:34:51 PM
Hi P2B,

I've been out today as the weather was pretty decent. Did about 60 miles and I would say the front forks have about 50mm of travel left, judging by the dirty line! definitely not bottoming out at the 6 rings showing. I think the stock setting is 5 rings, so I just backed it out a little more. If I get a chance in the next few days I'll put a tie wrap on it and see how much exactly its compressing.

But every time I ride the tiger out it confirms to me what a great all round bike it is. Without spending mega bucks on a something Italian 😅

Its that triple engine sound that does it for me !


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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #14 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:36:21 PM
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Ok  :431: was just a little bit of English humour. . No offence was meant.
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #15 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:45:04 PM
*Originally Posted by kraftykarper [+]
Hi P2B,

I've been out today as the weather was pretty decent. Did about 60 miles and I would say the front forks have about 50mm of travel left, judging by the dirty line! definitely not bottoming out at the 6 rings showing. I think the stock setting is 5 rings, so I just backed it out a little more. If I get a chance in the next few days I'll put a tie wrap on it and see how much exactly its compressing.

But every time I ride the tiger out it confirms to me what a great all round bike it is. Without spending mega bucks on a something Italian 😅

Its that triple engine sound that does it for me !

Ok, sounds fine....to me. I'm mebbe 15st kitted up. Mine was 11.5 turns out stock, my 13 turns out made it exactly 5 rings showing.
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #16 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:48:54 PM
I am 16 stones fully kitted. I have 2 rings showing and the cable tie is 50mm from the bottom.
I have notify to anyone that doesn’t know that 30mm from bottom is the stop..so it isn’t all usable..

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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #17 on: 07 October, 2020, 06:56:59 PM
*Originally Posted by steve_vai06 [+]
I am 16 stones fully kitted. I have 2 rings showing and the cable tie is 50mm from the bottom.
I have notify to anyone that doesn’t know that 30mm from bottom is the stop..so it isn’t all usable..

*Originally Posted by kraftykarper [+]
I've been out today as the weather was pretty decent. Did about 60 miles and I would say the front forks have about 50mm of travel left, judging by the dirty line! definitely not bottoming out at the 6 rings showing.

Quite a difference in settings between your two bikes, for not a great difference in rider weight.

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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #18 on: 07 October, 2020, 07:20:02 PM
And so it continues.....

How hard/smooth you ride and brake makes a big difference as does what roads or goat tracks you ride.
Combine that with age of the bike and how flogged are the suspenders currently.

I think that once you get the preload/spring range right for you.
Starting with comp & rebound soft and gradually adjusting harder is generally a good game plan.

If you can't achieve a good result it might not be you. It may be that an upgrade is needed.
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #19 on: 07 October, 2020, 07:57:07 PM
My bike is a month old. It has only 1000km..
I am 100kg roughly and I tried to setup the sag but I cannot...I have tried from all the preload out to all in and the difference is very small...