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Tuning suspension for low speed bumpy roads???

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Kyuzo

If I wanted iptimal low speed stability (like going over curbs, going up and down steep hills and mild trail riding) in the 1 - 20 mph range and a comfortable ride between 20-60mph on paved roads.

Would one go stiffer springs with softer or harder shock settings or lower spring rate with softer or harder shock settings?

 

Or maybe I should rephrase this if my suspension settings are optimal for road/street use on stock suspension. What would be recommended if I wanted to go for a more slow speed trail riding setup with being really careful going over bumps or holes what are not too drastic for this bike...

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howworkclutch

i wouldn't ride it on a trail. the front end will wash-out on anything the least bit slick. sand is a hard "no". the torque wants to push the rear wheel in front of the bike. not enough suspension travel. etc etc etc.

 

in short- get another bike for trail riding. the fz07 isn't suited for that kind of riding at all. believe me, i tried.

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topazsparrow
1 hour ago, howworkclutch said:

i wouldn't ride it on a trail. the front end will wash-out on anything the least bit slick. sand is a hard "no". the torque wants to push the rear wheel in front of the bike. not enough suspension travel. etc etc etc.

 

in short- get another bike for trail riding. the fz07 isn't suited for that kind of riding at all. believe me, i tried.

While it's not suited for it... with the stock mushy suspension it's actually shockingly good off road - even with street tires. I've taken mine camping a few times and gone up some seriously questionable hills and terrain.

 

That being said, you're right. It's not the right bike for off-road. Simply because you CAN, doesn't mean it's a good idea. Trade it in on the T7 my friend!

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r1limited

Go faster, smooths out the bumpos

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