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need suspension guidence

This is a discussion about need suspension guidence within the StreetBike-DragBike section, where you will Suzuki, Kawaski, Honda, Yamaha A forum for Streetbike and Dragbike discussions; so im new to the suspension game.... need some advice on setup. I weigh 165-170lbs. bike is a 07 gsxr 1000 swb. stock shock. I strap it at the track and have adj lowering links.

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    so im new to the suspension game.... need some advice on setup. I weigh 165-170lbs. bike is a 07 gsxr 1000 swb. stock shock. I strap it at the track and have adj lowering links. so far best 60ft is a 1.77 :( granted it is the hydraulic clutch.

    I just have a feeling that the setup now is way to stiff for my weight. I bought the bike from a guy who I have reason to believe road raced. and the guy was definetly in the 215-230 range.

    where do I start and what is the correct setup? soft? hard? I am going 8inches over.

    thanks for the input guys

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    No input?? Is this a secret lol

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    my stock kawi settings are doing me well, you know that yan, next year its gonna be a lil stiffer, with a sticky tire, just mess around with it see where u like it, mine is set up for a 180lb rider and i am a lil over 200 and works great, but sags a lil to much imo on a launch, i want 1.4 60fts next season, not like nikos high 1.7s... 1.5s were not hard even at my weight
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    If you're going longer and are SWB now, any advice won't really apply.

    Being a little on the stiff side SWB will be mitigated by the leverage of the longer arm. You'll have to stretch and then see what it feels like.
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    I just did the extensions. Im just trying to get a base on suspension tuning. Like is it suppose to be softer so it can sag or stiff. Never had any experience with setting up for a drag racing. I know suspension setups for drag racing cars but not bikes

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    what's wrong with the hydraulic clutch?

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    Bruh I got a 08 69 1/2 inch long my suspension is kinda soft so tha bike squats n tha ass on tha launch I'm 204 and my et and 60 r decent
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    I would start by setting the sag then have someone watch as you leave to see if the bike squats. If it doesn't then soften it up until it does and slow the rebound so that it delays coming back up after it squats. With you going 8 over it may be fine. The longer the bike the stiffer the suspension should be in order to keep grip.
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    Put a zip tie around the shock shaft and slide it up as far as it will go before you make a pass. When you come back you can see how far the shock has traveled and at least get the spring rate right then work on compression and rebound damping. If you stretch the bike at all chances are the spring is going to be too soft.

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    thanks for all the input guys

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