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Offline tim.8061

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Re: Recommendation for a "portly chap"
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 09:45:07 PM »
*Originally Posted by morebeanz [+]
Given that the Street is perfectly capable of performing with rider and pillion, how do you imagine it can't be set up for someone lighter than that?

I think you'll find that the Street in most normal configurations is modestly oversprung, in fact.

At worst, just swap the rear for suspension from an R...
Depends on your definition of performing! There's an ideal spring rate for a given weight of rider depending on what sort of roads/riding they do. You can't change the spring rate by "adjusting"  your suspension, only preload (= ride height) and damping. Standard suspension is a compromise by using a progressive linkage, so when you add a pillion it doesn't bottom out. Try doing a track day with a pillion on the back and see how fast you can go  :008:

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Re: Recommendation for a "portly chap"
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2018, 06:24:34 PM »
Just get that Maxton for under #200 and you will have a bargain.....a no brainer for anyone with the 2007 - 2012 bike who needs better rear suspension  :192:  boing boing  :007:
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Re: Recommendation for a "portly chap"
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 07:45:07 PM »
Take the bike to a suspension specialist, they will tell you that you need a heavier spring with a higher spring rate, this will enable the correct sag values to be dialled in.
The stock spring is a 95 Nmm you will need a 10 - 10.5 Nm spring

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Re: Recommendation for a "portly chap"
« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2018, 11:19:08 AM »
You don't need a new spring, just add some preload at the rear.
I added four turns on the adjuster and its made a huge difference  :028:

 


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