View Full Version : Tuono - suspension settings for the street
06-21-2003, 06:48 AM
The factory suspension settings on my Tuono (non R) seem very harsh for everyday street riding. Can someone suggest compression and rebound settings to soften things up a bit? I'm 180 lbs.
I looked at the settings suggested in Sport Rider mag., but they didn't make sense to me. Some of their settings were outside the adjustment range given in the owners manual.
45 degrees south
06-24-2003, 08:47 AM
It's been a while, but I've popped back. I too found the suspension too hard. Problem number 1 was the piston stack from factory had been put in upside down, so no amount of adjusting did anything, corrected that but it was still too harsh. Don't know why they put such a heavy spring on this bike. So, changed the spring only to an ohlins 8.(same diameter etc) Tuono's spring is (newtons) 9.5 and the formula is 1 kg of mass=9.8 newtons.Don't worry about going outside the recommended settings, they are only a guideline. Get your sag set right first, check tyre pressures, and go from there. It's a case of playing around, otherwise look at another spring???? Good luck.
06-24-2003, 04:05 PM
I am in the same boat. To get the suspension performance that you desire, you will almost certainly need to swap out the springs and revalve the forks and shocks. You will almost certainly use softer springs than stock, and will get valving with larger ports and greater adjustability of both compression and rebound damping than stock. This is probably the single most valuable thing that you can do on a new bike if you have any expectations of keeping it for a long time. Very few people will have a satisfactory suspension relying on the stock setup. The amount of adjustment of rebound and compression damping is frequently too limited to reach the desired goal. Respringing and revalving the suspension is well worth the investment. Look at the RaceTech site (www.ractech.com) or the Ohlins site (www.ohlins.com) for more info.
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