Speed Rs Suspension

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Luke_88, Jul 25, 2018.

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  1. Luke_88

    Luke_88 Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2018
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    Gents,
    Has anyone played around with the Öhlins suspension yet? If so, what settings works best for you?

    Do you find the original settings too stiff or just right?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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    Haven't done any adjustment yet, the bike feels spot on for road use. For a track day I think it would need firming up. My fireblade I run firmer settings for track days but there are so meant bumps and rubbish roads the rs copes very well out of the box. I wouldn't soften it up personally.
     
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  3. Triple1

    Triple1 New Member

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    I find it ok. I only weigh in at 10.10 so would expect to get thrown about if it was to harsh.
     
  4. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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    I'm 13 and a half and it's good but yes if you are lighter then it might feel a bit firm
     
  5. Bad Billy

    Bad Billy Baddest Member

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    I am 16 stone (all muscle honesto_O) and I had to increase pre-load on front and rear springs but quite a bit (5 full turns) to get the sag set up for me, then I just applied the Triumph sport settings as per the owners handbook.
    Would imagine the bike comes set up for around 12 stone but that's me guessing.
     
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  6. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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  7. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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    #7 Bg357, Jul 25, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2018
    I road one on the sport settings and it's very good just the roads are a bit rubbish near me so found it a bit firm I might need to adjust it when my lads on the back as obviously its adding about 6 stone on the back end!
     
  8. Luke_88

    Luke_88 Well-Known Member

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    For anyone outside the UK: 1 stone=6.4kg= 14lbs
     
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  9. Rtasker

    Rtasker Member

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    I'm 13st and find it really hard. Much harder than my supple old 2012 fireblade.

    I've backed off the rear compression damping as far as it will go, and 4 clicks off the front compression damping.

    On smooth roads it's brilliant. On bumpy roads it can feel a bit much. On one occasion, powering down a slip road to join the M4 I had the back end kicking off bumps, and the TC warning light flickering.
     
  10. Tony Rokins

    Tony Rokins Active Member

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    I'm 73kgs (11.5 stone) and found the front forks to be OK as standard, but the rear too firm. I've backed off the rear unit, to the comfort settings in the owner's manual.
    This seems to work for me.
    I do seem to think that the suspension seems to have gotten more supple as I've put miles on.
    T
     
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  11. Rspete

    Rspete Elite Member

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    The suspension from the factory is on the stiff side, I adjusted mine to the factory booklets "comfort setting" feels good.... going to have a set up properly once it's run in.
     
  12. sam triple

    sam triple Well-Known Member

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    put mine back to base settings as someone had been playing and everything was way out soggy arse and front ,at base settings it feels good will get sag sorted and see how that effects things
     
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  13. Bryan3R

    Bryan3R Senior Member

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    I've a 2012 R and put it to standard settings when I got it but its too firm, comfort was a lot better but still not quit how i want it. I'm 12st 7lbs​
     
  14. Fazerboy

    Fazerboy Member

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    It’s pretty cheap and easy to get a softer spring put on the rear. I have had this done (as well as some work on the front) by MCT and the bike is transformed.
     
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  15. Rtasker

    Rtasker Member

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    That's good to know. I was wondering about that.
     
  16. Fazerboy

    Fazerboy Member

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    Any decent suspension place will do that.

    I use MCT in Stowmarket. Darren there is great...
     
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  17. Colin W

    Colin W New Member

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    Hi all , just joined the forum , reading the above posts i find it strange that so many people of different weights are happy with the suspension .
    I am 12 stone ( 76kg ) and found the suspension incredibly hard . Changing the base settings to the comfort settings made little difference with the bike jumping over bumps in the road ( not good mid corner ) .
    I have had the bike setup professionally and the biggest surprise was that the front preload was INCREASED by several turns . The front previously felt like it was falling into corners but now turns beautifully .
    Cheers , Colin .
     
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  18. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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  19. Colin W

    Colin W New Member

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    Preston , local to me ! TW suspension tech . They have a website .
     
  20. Bg357

    Bg357 Active Member

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    Thanks I'm down in manchester so I will speak to them
     
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