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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 12:40 pm 
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The very first thing that should be done after buying a bike is an overall safety check. The second thing should be tuning the suspension. Having a properly tuned suspension makes a huge difference in comfort, safety and yes, speed.

Most of us are riding around with improper sag settings and guesswork dampening. Sad but true. Our DR650s don't have very advanced suspensions but there are a few things you can do to dial it in so at least it is the best it can be.

Here are a few links explaining just how to do it.

http://www.promecha.com.au/dirtbike_setup_tuning.htm

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto ... index.html

http://www.sportrider.com/motorcycle_su ... index.html

http://www.off-road.gr/article11.html

PDF on offroad suspension tuning:

http://www1.enduroeng.com/storage/pdfs/ ... LOWRES.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:11 pm 
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Thanks, bookmarked. :clapping:

And make this a stickayyy. :biggrin:

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Thanks, bookmarked. :clapping:

And make this a stickayyy. :biggrin:

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I did too! :good: But should it go to the Technical Tips and Tricks section instead of here?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 4:25 pm 
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Well, technically ( :crazy: ) they are useful links... but whereever you think it belongs is fine with me. :s_yes

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 6:47 pm 
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Well, technically ( :crazy: ) they are useful links... but whereever you think it belongs is fine with me. :s_yes


Oh sure, take the easy road and make me think why don't ya? :scratch: :scratch:

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 1:53 pm 
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You're right, I copied this to the Tech/Tips section. Lots of suspension questions there can be answered by checking these links out. :s_thumbsup

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