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Raced today but I kept getting the feeling the bike was going to slip out from under me.

Both the tyres seem to be badly riped up for some reason but I was not comfortable at all.

Whats a good starting point with the suspension settings.

What is a good wear pattern on the trye surface.

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Good wear should look like an orange peel in texture. If I recall correctly you should Stiffen up the compression on the forks and shock.

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Stiffen the spring rates by 20% and set the sag to about 60-75mm .

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Stiffen the spring rates by 20% and set the sag to about 60-75mm .

what is that sag setting intended for? all bikes runing sumo setup?? i have a drz400sm that i cant seem to find a sag setting for...

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what is that sag setting intended for? all bikes runing sumo setup?? i have a drz400sm that i cant seem to find a sag setting for...

Just some numbers that have worked for me in the past for supermoto and roadracing on dirtbike based motorcycles . It's basically halfway between RR(30mm) and MX(100mm)sag settings . If you don't have the correct springs for your weight/usage no amout of fiddling with sag will get you a setting that works well . Springs are first , then set the sag and then play with clickers last . Usually most guys try to do this in reverse order and don't get what they want .

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Some good comment here, thanks, I will get all the setting I have now and post them.

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The tyre surface has round drops of melted rubber on the surface of the running edge, the tyre pressure cold was 22lb.

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The little round bits are quite normal , the rubber gets scrubbed to the edge .

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gary 357 tracey has a thread on SMJ to help you set up a bike. I would read through it first. lots of good info there. :D:thumbsup::eek:

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gary 357 tracey has a thread on SMJ to help you set up a bike. I would read through it first. lots of good info there. :D:thumbsup::eek:

can you post a link?

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