The 2020 Speed Triple 1160 - Yes Or No?

Discussion in 'Speed Triple' started by Hippo-Drones, Sep 12, 2019.

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  1. carrock

    carrock New Member

    Apr 14, 2020
    Preload adjusts the ride height, sag and the operating range of the suspension. Only thing that softens or stiffens the spring is fitting a softer or stiffer spring.
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  2. SteveRS

    SteveRS First Class Member

    Jan 12, 2019
    British Columbia
    #262 SteveRS, May 12, 2021
    Last edited: May 13, 2021
    Absolutely. If you are trying to make a soft spring still or a stiff spring soft, you’re out of luck, as you need a spring appropriate for your weight. If you are dialing in your suspension you can affect the ride quality a fair bit by backing off or screwing in the preload. I know this because I’ve been experimenting with this process on my bike and my brothers bike. My advice for people suffering from a harsh ride is to first set up your sag settings properly, then experiment with more or less sag. Believe me, when I had my bike set up at 30mm of sag front and back, that was a much firmer ride. We experienced the same results on my brothers GSXS-1000.

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