Suspension advice: 2002 Aprilia RSV1000R: Setting the suspension for you
I have just bought a 2002 Aprilia RSV1000R Mille. I have no idea who has fiddled with the suspension in the past or how it’s set up now.
It will be a while before I get on a track to have it tweaked by someone who knows what they're doing.
I'm a 12-stone, fast but sensible rider and a track fan. Can you give me a good base to start with so I don’t kill myself before the next track day?
I'm pretty sure it’s just compression, rebound and preload adjustable on this make and model.
Ride height at the back too I think. I've searched the web but there is so much conflicting information.
Pigdaddypete, MCN forums
Here’s a table we published back in 2003 that gives you some options to work with:
|Front preload 10 turns from fully out||8 turns||10 turns|
|Front compression 13 clicks from fully out||10 clicks||13 clicks|
|Front rebound 17 clicks from fully out||17 clicks||16 clicks|
|Rear pre-load 24mm thread wound down||24mm||24mm|
|Rear compression 8 clicks from fully out||7 clicks||8 clicks|
|Rear rebound 40 clicks from fully out||40 clicks||38 clicks|