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tjk5

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tjk5 says:

gsxr1000 k5

I have just got a k5 1000 and the front suspension is on standard settings. It seems a bit soft on front and rebounds quite quickly. I was thinking about tightning up the preload, would this help.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

suspension

Welcome to the mad house tjk5,firstly what do you weigh and whats the milage on the bike?

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tjk5

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tjk5 says:

gsxr1000 k5

I weigh about 13stone and the bike has done 9000 miles

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

suspension

Hi again,your weight about average and your bike has done nowt,you can go down a groove on the preload but what damping force have you? Is there a rebound damping adjuster on top of the forks and a compression damping at the bottom of the forks?

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tjk5

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tjk5 says:

gsxr 1000 k5

thanks for your reply, yeah there is compression adjustment and rebound adjustment on the forks. I am a bit confused about what the difference is between compression  adjustment and preload adjustment.

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

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I`m spending more time with you than the wife,:shock: :lol: Preload is compressing the spring,rebound and compression damping is adjusting the speed of the flow of the oil.

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tjk5

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tjk5 says:

gsxr1000 k5

I will let you get back to the wife before you get into trouble

I will try some adjustment over the weekend.

Thanks for your help:roll eyes:

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