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Front shock adjustment
« on: Apr 05, 2020, 06:57 PM »
Right still being a novice what difference do the adjustments on the front shocks make? Iím presuming it stiffens them up or softens them depending which way you adjust but what difference will I notice when I ride the bike?
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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2020, 08:43 PM »
Wait for it, a certain guru will answer soon.

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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2020, 08:44 PM »
*Originally Posted by eggsy64 [+]
Right still being a novice what difference do the adjustments on the front shocks make? Iím presuming it stiffens them up or softens them depending which way you adjust but what difference will I notice when I ride the bike?
If they're set from the factory ,just leave them. :notsure:

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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2020, 09:08 PM »
*Originally Posted by mac one [+]
Wait for it, a certain guru will answer soon.

This little pamphlet HERE from my uber secret online resource will explain what the individual components do  :7:
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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2020, 09:26 PM »
My mk3 was desperate for a rebound damping adjustment. It was like a pogo stick at the beginning, but a quick little adjustment has that sorted to one bounce and settle, perfect. I think it was noticeable on the road too.

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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #5 on: Apr 06, 2020, 02:09 AM »
Depending on how much you weigh and where the dealer set the front (and rear) suspension, it may make a big difference on what you experience.  Start with measuring teh sag and setting that correctly for your weight.  Then adjust the rebound damping to match.  The sag is easy to adjust, as it's an actual measurement that gets you into the right range.  Damping is a bit more complex, as it really depends on how you like your ride. 

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https://www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,2206.0.html

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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #6 on: Apr 06, 2020, 12:56 PM »
*Originally Posted by eggsy64 [+]
Right still being a novice what difference do the adjustments on the front shocks make? Iím presuming it stiffens them up or softens them depending which way you adjust but what difference will I notice when I ride the bike?
There is an alternative for those who (like me) are too dim witted. Go to a suspension specialist, bung them £40 and they sort it out for you.

I highly recommend M H Suspension near to Chippenham, Wiltshire. He transformed the handling, braking and comfort of my Mk2 Versys.

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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #7 on: Apr 06, 2020, 07:46 PM »
Thanks very much everyone I will work my way through all your suggestions
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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #8 on: Apr 06, 2020, 08:01 PM »
One more, particularly as you're not very experienced.  Make small changes (except for sag), make them one at a time with a test ride after each one so you'll know what effect it has, and keep notes (I use my phone) so you know where you began in case you need to go back. 
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Re: Front shock adjustment
« Reply #9 on: Apr 06, 2020, 08:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Doug Just Doug [+]
One more, particularly as you're not very experienced.  Make small changes (except for sag), make them one at a time with a test ride after each one so you'll know what effect it has, and keep notes (I use my phone) so you know where you began in case you need to go back.

+1 definitely keep notes
+1 be methodical
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