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Offline tim.8061

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #70 on: November 30, 2018, 07:06:09 PM »
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Is there any point in adjusting the preload on the shock on the non R model? The reason I ask is that there have been times where I have actually been bounced out of the seat on bad roads.

How much do you weigh? The non R shock is quite soft so unless you're 8 stone or it's been replaced then it's possible the preload has been wound on until there's no sag. Does it squat slightly when you sit on it?

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #71 on: February 15, 2019, 04:25:43 PM »
Hello,
can someone me tell why the front fork caps are different, because I haven't a clue about suspension

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #72 on: February 15, 2019, 06:07:16 PM »
Different from what?

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #73 on: February 15, 2019, 06:47:44 PM »
 Caps are different  left side got a cross on it and says preload, right side  got two small screws and says Ten -- Com



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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #74 on: February 15, 2019, 07:15:44 PM »
Sounds like 765 R  forks as shown in this ebay-ad (no affiliation):

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Street-Triple-765R-Front-Forks-Suspension-/273667051003

Com is compression damping
Ten is rebound damping
Preload is spring preload


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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #75 on: February 15, 2019, 07:57:51 PM »
 Yes sorry bike is 765 R 2018
so one fork is altered different to other ,then how are  they balanced
so both forks are same, very confusing
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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #76 on: February 15, 2019, 08:55:53 PM »
They're not balanced; one sets preload and one sets damping.

Also you might like to know the left handlebar lever is the clutch whilst the right one is the brake - but only the front brake. The rear brake is on the pedal on the right, not the left as that's the gear change!

Have you thought about reading the manual maybe?

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #77 on: February 15, 2019, 09:17:29 PM »
 How do I ride if I didn't know which was clutch or brake ,I just dont understand why one fork is preload and different ,seems to me you have forks acting differently, ,by the way this is the first bike I had with forks that can be altered

but I bet, I have a bike licence longer that you ,my first bike was a 350cc BSA 1946 I passed m,y test on a 500 Norton ,Have an awful lot of bikes
.at present moment I have three bikes two Kawasaki,s and triumph

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #78 on: February 15, 2019, 09:41:53 PM »
Ah it was so much more fun when the brake was on the left pedal and the gear shift on the right as my first bikes but not as old as yours, fair play.

I don't know who first split the damping and springing between the two forks but it was common on mountain bikes a long time ago. As long as the forks are rigid enough to have to move together then it makes it cheaper/easier to engineer I guess.

Anyone know what race bikes do e.g. MotoGP bikes?

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Re: How suspension and geometry works
« Reply #79 on: February 15, 2019, 09:49:48 PM »
Having the two forklegs do different things makes for cheaper builds due to less parts and as long as it can be looked at as a system due to the stiff front axle, it is OK. Several WSB and other highend forks are also built this way, but using much higher quality parts, eg. Ohlins, K-Tech, Bitubo and probably others. And it is common to have aftermarket high quality cartridgekits with different function in each leg.

 


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