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daytona rear susspension

Discussion in 'General' started by simon r, May 9, 2009.

  1. simon r

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    Hi all
    I have had my '09 daytona for nearly a month now and I must say it's a superb motorcyle!,the only thing that I would like to adjust is the rear susspension,its a bit to hard for me every time I hit a bump i'm out of the seat!,now I know there are a million and one settings on the rear shock but what do I fiddle with to soften it up slightly?
    Thanks in advance guys
    Simon
     
  2. Rowly

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    Instructions for suspension adjustment are explained in some detail in your
    owners manual, the rebound damping adjuster is located on the bottom LHS
    of the rear suspension unit, you turn it clockwise to increase rebound damping
    & anticlockwise to decrease, it will tell you in your owners handbook what the
    original factory setting is usually position 6 but check first.

    The same applies to the front forks with the adjusters located at the bottom
    of each fork, make sure that both are adjusted to the same amount by counting
    the number of turns clockwise or anticlockwise dependent again on whether
    you wish to increase damping or decrease.

    If you are still unsure of the procedure consult a professional or your dealer.
    Hope this helps ;)
     
  3. Its funny - I rode today with Nige and BigBoulton. Nige was watching our 07 and 08 bikes and said that he could see our suspension working, whereas his 09's was solid :eek:
     
  4. Rowly

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    I thought that Triumph had improve the suspension from the previous model
    claiming it smoothed out the gremlins and would soak up the bumps and craters.
    I personally don't find my 08 a problem, and with you saying Nige could see
    both your's working but his felt solid, maybe they are coming out of the factory
    set to hard, it would be interesting to see if anyone else is experiencing this
    with the 09 model :?:
     
  5. jimjam39

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    I adjusted my 09 suspension after doing about 100 miles from new. It is set quite hard from the factory for my tastes (saying that, I am a lightweight at under 11 stone). I set it too the soft settings in the handbook and it feels better than my 07 did. :?
     
  6. The Fridge

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    hi simon r, and welcome
    yeh i'm experiencing that too with my 09 model, even had suspension sorted by an expert but still kicking me out of the seat.
    he's softened it quite a lot, but then your problem begins where u start wollowing and it wont hold quite such a tight line round a bend. so had to firm it up that little bit more.
    i weigh 11 stone also, and as said on other posts if you weigh that bit more, say 14/15 stone then there doesnt seem to b a prob.
    the specialist said he cud re-valve which wud make it lots better, but we're talking £400 :eek:
    he also weighs 11 stone so wen i get bac off my hols i'm gonna take it bac to him, get him to ride it see what he thinks, get him to tinker with it while he's on it.
    i played 1st of all with the owners manual settings and altered accordingly to the softer settings but didnt make the slightest diff...

    this is the only thing negative i hav against the 675
    i've been thinking that after my hols at the end of May if the expert cant make it better without spending on a re-valve i'm going to contact Triumph at their factory in Hinckley and try to arrange to go down and see their suspension technician and see if he can sort it, cos i'm sure there's got to be a setting for us light-weights. :?
     
  7. I'd be interested as I'm that weight and I bounce about a bit. To be honest, I just thought that was part of the course!
     
  8. simon r

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    Hi all
    Thanks for the advice,had a play with the set up this morning,the base settings were nothing like the handbook! have set it up to the recommended soft settings and I must say it does feel a lot better,off on my hols on it in 3 weeks time can't wait!
    Thanks again
    Simon
     
  9. Im about 11.5 stone as well, would be interested in any more nfo on this. Have any people tried to get a softer spring fitted?
     
  10. SteveH

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    Be the bike an '08, or an '09 the suspension settings from the factory are compromised and set for your 'Mr Average'. So average height, weight, and build. They HAVE to do this so the suspension settings are right(ish) for one and all customers. It would be impossible to manufacture personal preferences into every motorcycle produced from a production line.

    I'd be very surprised if the people finding the '09 suspension a little firm and softening it don't then find it a little soft later on down the line as, after all don't forget these are new bikes and everything will still be bedding in.

    As soon as I get time (and there's the opportunity near me). I'll be heading for the nearest trackday and hunting out the suspension experts to get my bike setup for ME and my style of riding, and if I'm not actually going on track that day, then I'll be getting the bike setup for the road and asking advice on how they would change the setup for track work.

    It may cost £30-40 but to have an expert set things up for you personally I consider this to be excellent value for money. I'll get that money back in enjoyment within the first ten minutes of riding.

    Just my 2 penneth. If your going to do it, then do it right. You get this sort of thing wrong and there's a good chance you could be introducing your face to the dirt when you start pushing things. Get it right and you'll love your bike even more!

    Steve
     
  11. Rowly

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    Just my 2 penneth. If your going to do it, then do it right. You get this sort of thing wrong and there's a good chance you could be introducing your face to the dirt when you start pushing things. Get it right and you'll love your bike even more! By SteveH

    I would agree with this, messing with your bikes suspension could seriously upset
    the handling, there is no exact science for suspension set up as everyone is different
    and I would endorse seeking professional advice before diving in with the spanners?
     

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