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Staff Blog: Sorting our my saggy-ness

By Alison Silcox -

First rides & tests

 08 July 2013 12:24

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You might have seen my latest long term review published in July 3 issue of MCN.

I’ve been having a few issues with my suspension and Senior Road Tester, Michael Neeves, gave me a few tips on how to adjust the front and rear sag on the Yamaha Fazer8.

So getting my hands dirty I got to work with a tape measure and spanners.

I thought you might be interested in my little photo guide giving you details of what to measure and where to make adjustments  if you fancy doing the same.

Initial measurement to find fully extended figure (Fig: A1 & A2) (Photos: 1 & 2)

We measured the forks and shock at their full extension. Neevesy lifted each end of the bike up by balancing it on the side stand whilst I measured the amount of exposed fork slider at the front and at the rear we chose a point between the subframe and swingarm.

Second measurement needed to find static sag (Fig: B1 & B2) (Photos: 3 & 4):

With both wheels back on the ground and the suspension compressed under the weight of the bike, I steadied the bike upright and we measured the same points at both the front and rear.

Final measurement needed to find rider sag (Fig: C1 & C2) (Photos: 5 & 6)::

Keeping the bike upright I then sat on the bike, lifted both feet and balanced whilst Neevesy measured again.


 

Forks

A1

B1

C1

Fully Extended

Static Sag

A1-B1

Rider Sag

A1-C1

Before

136mm

136mm-111mm=25mm

136mm-104mm=32mm

After

136mm

136mm-110mm=26mm

136mm-103mm=33mm

Shock

A2

B2

C2

 

Fully Extended

Static Sag

A2-B2

Rider Sag

A2-C2

Before

480mm

480mm-460mm=20mm

480mm-435mm=45mm

After

480mm

480mm-465mm=15mm

480mm-440mm=40mm


 

 
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