Setting up suspension

Discussion in 'Technical' started by palexxxx, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. palexxxx

    palexxxx Member

    I have been happily riding my Kawasaki Versys for about a year and a half and decided to get something bigger.

    So a couple of weeks ago I picked up my Yamaha TDM900, (sort of like a Versys, but a bit older).

    Anyway, this bike is not new, 2002 model, and for the last six years it has been ridden by a Thai man somewhat smaller in stature to me.

    I am not happy with the suspension as it is and want to adjust it to suit my bulk. Can anyone recommend a workshop in Chiang Mai that can help me, or perhaps one of the forum members with too much time on his hands may be able to help me (I'm prepared to buy the beers).



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  3. Hoghead

    Hoghead Ol'Timer

    What type of adjustment do you have front and rear - compression only, compression and rebound, high and low speed compression etc......
    This is the black art part

    Set the rider sag at 25% of the total range - easy
  4. palexxxx

    palexxxx Member

  5. DavidFL

    DavidFL Administrator Staff Member

  6. Ian Bungy

    Ian Bungy Ol'Timer

    In Chiang Mai I would recommend Chiangmai Motorsport : Chiangmai Motorsport I have had the Suspension set up on My Triumph, CRF and just last Week My Harley. Remarkable Difference in smoothness and the Ride Comfort! All My Bikes are fitted with Ohlins Suspension I might add. The Harley Davidson Front Forks were Built in the States and are Fully Adjustable Cartridge Type the same as in the ZZR1400 Kawasaki. I had Major Dramas trying to get anyone to Set them up correctly and had quite a Number of People have a Go and this Guy just did it all in No Time! Very Impressive!!!
    Oddvar and scotty007 like this.

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