After reinstalling the suspension, it is helpful to
devote a little time to a test session.
This is best achieved by setting up a short
course, one mile or less, that includes obstacles
that you normally encounter in your riding.
Ride the course a couple of times, and readjust
as necessary, then, ride again.
Compression adjustment should be easy. Just adjust as
light as possible, front and rear, without experiencing
excessive bottoming or excessive changes in geometry (busy
Rebound may be more difficult. Generally, on sharp
objects such as roots and rocks, rebound needs to be lighter to
allow the wheels to return very quickly. Sandy whoops require
more, especially for the rear shock in order to keep the rear
of the bike down and maintain stability. The adjusters on all
machines work similarly; clockwise increases dampening
resistance. (think of a faucet; counter-clockwise opens the
valve for quicker movement.)
n KYB, SHOWA, WP and MARZOCCHI, recommended settings will be
of clicks out, counter clockwise from full hard, as described
in your motorcycle owners manual.
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