Author Topic: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.  (Read 3550 times)

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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #20 on: 07 October, 2020, 10:35:43 PM
*Originally Posted by steve_vai06 [+]
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...
Do you have a problem with the way it rides or are you just chasing numbers? Most articles on suspension tuning are based on sports bikes and the actual sag does not really matter.
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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #21 on: 07 October, 2020, 10:42:08 PM
No I am not chasing numbers.. I only want to make my bike suitable for my weight and improve the way it drives and the way the suspension works...

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Re: Standard Suspension settings on Tiger Sport 2016 onwards.
Reply #22 on: 10 October, 2020, 09:27:09 AM
*Originally Posted by steve_vai06 [+]
These settings are made by you or a suspension specialist?
Also what is your weight?

Apologies Steve. Sorry I missed your question. I weigh slightly under 100Kg and my inside leg measurement is 84cm without boots. I raised my bars by about 60mm for personal comfort as I don't bend so well these days (I never did).

The guy doing the adjustments did them with me on the bike and watching and reviewing the travel on the forks & spring.

The bike felt fine to ride before however as I was doing a track day I thought I should have it checked. Having just got back yesterday from a regular 180Km ride I've done many times before (however not since the suspension was adjusted) it is fair to say that the ride certinly is improved and feels more consistent through bends and at  >200kph  :062:

My initial adjustments, from when the bike was new, were done by me. I adjusted the rear spring until the bumps in the road became uncomfortable and then adjusted it one turn back. It was fine. I adjusted the front one side at a time by testing each and every adjustment before deciding on the best setting. I don't think I was too far out using this method however it is not as acurate as getting someone to measure the actual travel on the forks.

Good luck  :031:
Last Edit: 10 October, 2020, 09:44:06 AM by Yellow Dog
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