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      Chopper_Whitewolf
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      @chopperwhitewolf
      Glasgow
      2008 Hysoung GV650 EFI Anniversiery Edition

      I have done quite a bit of research online regarding sag, preload, rebound etc. I think I have a grasp on the basic maths for basic tuning of my new rear shock absorbers. Though it will have to wait til my partner can help as it is not a 1-person job. That said, I need some pointers on adjusting the front suspension.
      Also, it would be helpful to know the OEM suspension settings, yet I’ve not been successful finding those specifications.

      Please advise,
      Chopper

      --==I have come to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable==--

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      ♠️ MARCEL
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      @mf448kxn6
      North UK
      GTR

      Do you have a picture of the current shocks on the bike so we can see ?

      Some shocks do actually get changed to custom ones by previous keepers to be fair so its hard to tell if its OEM or Generic aftermarket or  some SHOWA US shocks.

      Forks = The process is similar to the Suzukis with upside down forks on youtube, where it shows to also adjust the preload near the top of the forks.

      Though i will say 10w vs 15w fork oil can affect how stiff or soft the forks behave  ,  factory usually uses 5w oil but 5w can sometimes just leak and burst seals.

      // Meditation doesn't mean you have to sit still....

      • #13766
        Chopper_Whitewolf
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        @chopperwhitewolf
        Glasgow
        2008 Hysoung GV650 EFI Anniversiery Edition

         

        These are the new rear shock absorbers.
        I’m working on getting them dialled in. Ride, adjust, ride, rinse and repeat. Haven’t quite hit the sweet spot but I think that’s a rebound not preload issue. The bladder is very finicky and just checking the pressure can bleed of 10 PSI.
        I tend to run with pretty well loaded saddlebags. Finding a sweet spot that gives me good cornering as well as a comfortable ride both with and without panniers, with and without pillion, is proving to be a bit tricky. I’s rather err on the side of the suspension being a bit stiff when solo and no panniers as I’d rather not hassle adjusting preload every time I throw my saddlebags on or happen to have a pillion.

        I have not yet addressed the forks. They have not been touched from factory. Not overly excited about having to do a teardown and replace seals, but they are sounding like they are dry

        --==I have come to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable==--

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