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therod

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therod says:

2008 cbr 600rr suspension

can anyone help?just bought a 2008 cbr 600rr,not ridden for 12 months, when riding solo taking bends at speed,the front end seems to want to run wide.when two up the front end seems fine but in bends at speed the rear seems to wallow a little.what do i need to adjust to get a decent general setting to suit both solo & two up.i weigh about 14 1/2 stone & the mrs weighs 10 stone. 

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BrandsR6

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BrandsR6 says:

Firm up your rear end!!

As a pillion adds quite a bit of extra weight to the bike, settings for solo riding will not be ideal for two-up, so it will always be a compromise.

Sounds like you need to stiffen up the rear shock, by increasing the preload and maybe increasing the compression damping a bit.

Adjust things bit by bit, give it a test ride and always make a note of the changes you've made in case you want to go back.

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therod

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therod says:

2008 cbr 600rr suspension

thanks for that,i'll get out the spanners!.cheers.:smile

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gsxr884

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Posts: 67

gsxr884 says:

set the static sag

front and rear to approx 20mm before doing anything else.

once this is dooen you need to set all the damping to a mid position and then bounce teh bike on its suspension by pushing down on the back end of the tank, the bike should go down and return evenly ,if it porpoises adjust either the compression or rebound damping to balance the way bike responds.

Then its a matter of riding it and fine tuning it to get it working how you want it .note all the adjustments you makeand the difference in feel so you can go back to something that felt better.Only adjust one thing at a time or it will be harder to tell what is making the difference.

Be prepared to make some compression damping adjustments to the rear everytime you want to carry a pillion, you will find it difficult if not impossible to come up with a good compromise on such a light bike.

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therod

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therod says:

2008 cbr 600rr suspension

thanks for the info,got the standard setting fom the manual but its too soft.like you said will probably have to adjust rear shock for solo or two up.thanks again.

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