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I wanted to ride for a while to get a good baseline "feel" before I started playing so here's what I have...Got my 'sag' set where I liked it from brand new and rode 3000 miles with the compression and rebound settings at the factory clicks. I just started playing around to see how it would effect things and here's what I did, at different times of course. (all adjustments on rear shock) compression dampening reduced 5 clicks from stock and rebound reduced 5 clicks from stock. With both adjustments made followed by a 90 mile ride over the same familiar roads, I could feel no difference what so ever. Is it me, a crappy stock shock, or what?? I read the articles and hear the tales of feeling one or two clicks and one or two psi of air pressure in the tires but I just don't get it. Is this something pretty much reserved for track days???
 
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Re: Should I be able to tell a difference??? (galaxy)

the showas and sachs are supposedly notorious for multiple clicks before you feel any change. i have a oem ohlins on mine and i like the compression damping 2 clicks softer for the street than the track. the bike feels more "plush" and less jarring with "real world" surface conditions. ymmv
 
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Re: Should I be able to tell a difference??? (galaxy)

If your ride did not really including "pushing the bke" then you would notice (especially on a unfamiliar bike) the benefit or the negative results. It would be even more difficult to make an informed opinion if you have never worked withor been taught (live) about suspension (ever or on past bikes).

So having said that, all i'm saying is, find somebody that realy knows, ( and just not give the definition of) the differnt components of suspension.

Then you will be engaging in learning......... now what that curve is for you
 
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go the other way then. the adjusters are just shim stack bypass valves so the further you go out the less the effect will often be.

go from one extreme to the other - full in and full out. then you'll get a feel for what it does.
 
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Check out SEction8's superbike suspenstion tuning guide. It helped me understand what's going on with the settings. I can't wait for the trackday at BIR in two weeks to dial it in.
 
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