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Jun 08

Posts: 22

gixxer750k3 says:

gsxr750k3 road settings

To the technical minded

I would be extremely grateful if you could help me with a suspension queery. I own a GSXR750K3 running Dunlop GP's. Since I bought the bike I have never been 100% happy with the suspension set up. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad just not quite there if you get what i mean. I would often find that the front felt a little bit squirrely, sort of trying to tie itself in knots. The compression seemed ok. I increased the rebound and things got slightly better. However i eventually deciced that to get things sorted I would put it back to standard settings. I have no idea what my predecessor was trying to set the bike up for?? Well even on standard settings i am still not convinced that it is quite right. Therefore I would be really grateful with all your depth of knowledge, contacts etc if you could provide me with the best road settings. I weigh 11 stone if that has any bearing on things. Everything such as static sag, rebound and compression are as standard.

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Jan 08

Posts: 7737

kcmc says:


Hi--try this

standard settings

preload 10mm of thread above top locking ring
rebound 1.25 turns out from fully in
compression 1 turn out from fully in

front forks
four rings showing
rebound 1.25 turns out from fully in
compression 1turn out from fully in

Suggested settings

preload 15mm of thread showing above top locking ring
rebound 3/4 turn out from fully in
compression 1.25 turns out from fully in

front forks
preload 2 rings showing
rebound 1.5 turns out from fully in
compression 3/4 turn out from fully in

These are based on 11 stone rider and are only a guide as everybodys riding and feel will be slightly  different!!

Good Luck


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Jan 09

Posts: 71

fellhopper says:

Gixxer 750 Suspension settings


I get a 'squirrelly' feeling front end on my K2 Gixxer 750 too. Would your sugggested suspension settings for the K3 be the same for the K2? I am about 10.5 stone so similar weight too!! I have returned to 'standard settings' recently so would like to 'optimise' the settings.

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Dec 08

Posts: 52

superpike says:

More than just turning bolts

Get RID of those crappy Dunflops mate as there proberly the worst tyre to hav on a Gixer. The best 4 rd riding are Bridgestone BT014 or a set of Perrelli Corsa's. Your tyres are part of the suspension and has a r8 affet of the bike handeling

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Nov 04

Posts: 3836

750FLYER says:


I have the answers for you both.

Will post them tomorrow or later when i get home. I have the K1 750, I have also at home an excellent PB guide. This gives all the stock settings, It also gives setttings for track. I have used this as my bible on the K1 changing them back and forward from stock whenever i've done track-days on it.

I have found these to be absolutely excellent settings that have improved track handling no end.. the settings are a little hard for everyday use on the roads so def put 'em back when you're finished at the track. Also, I weigh about 12 so same as you guys!

Post tomorrow!

(p.s. KCMC is 'the man' when it comes to Gixxer's... I know!:wink: heed his words)

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