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waah954
02-26-2019, 02:04 AM
Can anyone please share with me the suspension street settings on these bikes I feel like mine is way to stiff (suspension that is) :)

Thanks

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amauri
02-26-2019, 08:53 AM
Depends on how much you weigh, how you ride and where you ride.

Start with the base settings listed in the owner's manual and fine tune from there.

waah954
02-26-2019, 09:13 AM
I am carrying some extra kg I ain't going to lie :) 97kg, street mostly commuting into the city.

So I can find some settings in the manual, I will check it out.

Hopefully I can find the manual.

Thank you

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amauri
02-26-2019, 10:21 AM
For your weight, the std settings should be pretty close.
But keep in mind that these bikes were not meant for a plush comfy luxury ride, they are intended for very sporty or track speeds/control.

After you make sure the std settings are set, you can try softening up the damping a bit.

rsnet
02-26-2019, 03:03 PM
Seriously, I talk to a lot of riders in the paddock, an suspension always manages to surprise me on the amount of riders who dont know the internals or when the suspension was last serviced, this should be done like we do oil changes ie periodically. How many 10yr old bikes are out there having never had a fork oil change? Yes changed when blown a seal, but not changed after yrs.

anyhow, for the OP if memory serves me correctly, early model Rsv4 Factory 2013

I found a nice video, and shows a showroom model ‘fresh’ 2010 ‘the same as ‘ with standard settings and several different riders and weights.
This may be useful.

but before changing and updating springs / oil weight / oil height and many more, you need to be sure your base is already fresh. Maybe a refresh is all that’s needed

My 2 cents.

Sir Dave Moss and 10 minutes of your life, may be of use

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1zzxKcHAhzI

waah954
03-04-2019, 01:45 AM
Interesting video, thanks for sharing.

I did check out the manual and it's showing setting is for 70kg rider I am more like 95 so where do I go from there.

I don't wanna hear comments regarding losing the weight :)

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amauri
03-04-2019, 08:34 AM
I did check out the manual and it's showing setting is for 70kg rider I am more like 95 so where do I go from there.



What page in the manual did you see a reference for suspension settings that suggests it is for a 70-kg size rider?

waah954
03-04-2019, 03:31 PM
What page in the manual did you see a reference for suspension settings that suggests it is for a 70-kg size rider?I don't think I understand what they mean by that section.

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amauri
03-04-2019, 09:02 PM
I'm not sure what they are trying to say there either.

waah954
03-04-2019, 09:07 PM
I'm not sure what they are trying to say there either.I refuse to accept that answer :)
So are they giving the settings for a 70kg rider with no reference to calculate different rider weights.

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plocky
03-05-2019, 01:08 AM
I'm not sure what they are trying to say there either.
There is definitely a translation issue going on there. As you have reminded us in the past, manuals have mistakes. :)

waah954
03-05-2019, 05:22 AM
OK latest update, I have found my hard copy manual that came with the bike and I also have a soft copy that a friend gave me.

Now all settings seem the same for one difference so please advise which I should use or if anyone knows if one is an updated version as I was not able to find any dates relating to when it was published/written.

On hard copy: compression damping adjustment screw (2) shows 14 clicks.

On soft copy: compression damping adjustment screw (2) shows 12 clicks.

Any thoughts.

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kcfcycle
03-05-2019, 03:18 PM
Honestly - you are better off spending your time watching some Dave Moss videos and learning about what these adjustments do and how to diagnose what you are feeling then adjust accordingly starting from the recommended baseline.

These settings in the book aren't magic numbers that are going to work perfectly for you anyway. If that were the case we wouldn't need people practicing the dark art of suspension tuning. I assume the base settings will at least give you a balanced setup so the front and rear are working well together, but you are going to have to adjust it from there.

Since you were saying that you felt the suspension was too stiff, try starting at 14 clicks out on compression.

das134
03-05-2019, 06:41 PM
You are unlikely to notice the difference between 12 and 14 clicks, but even so try them both out. Two clicks is not a significant change for what you are doing.

amauri
03-05-2019, 08:23 PM
You are unlikely to notice the difference between 12 and 14 clicks, but even so try them both out. Two clicks is not a significant change for what you are doing.

Good advise.

waah954
03-05-2019, 08:33 PM
Thanks for all the input.

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rsnet
03-06-2019, 03:45 PM
You are unlikely to notice the difference between 12 and 14 clicks, but even so try them both out. Two clicks is not a significant change for what you are doing.

Its actually a message from the messiah Sir Dave Moss, his early videos were called ‘two clicks out’
I believe the Aprilia manual writer followed this philosophy, and is wiser for it.

Try 13 and don’t be superstitious, like Amauri says try them both, or all three.

waah954
03-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Not really the hands on type, dropping bike for a service and asking my mechanics to set it up to the factory standard and hope that improves the ride for me.

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