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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 1:55 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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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 12:37 am 
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Once you have the sag and baisc settings sorted, here are some tips I prepared earlier that may also help:

http://www.husaberg.org/wiki/index.php? ... etup_guide
http://www.husaberg.org/wiki/index.php? ... etup_guide

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Good info and a nice addition to the thread. Thanks, BergDonk. :s_thumbsup

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:33 am 
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How much does the damper screw alter suspesion ie lowest - highest setting ? Does having it cranked stop sag ....? Been fiddling with it and seams to affect line in corners or is it just me ? Sorry about all the ? But I'm a long time listener first time caller .. Cheers


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PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:02 pm 
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The dr shock damper adjuster effects the compression damping by changing the preload of a blow off plate. The shock makes very light damping stock and the blowoff is only effective to a small degree effecting compression damping mostly at higher damper shaft speeds. I recommend that we do not use the last two clicks of cw adjustment because of some bad effect to the damper (I theorize the spring becomes coil bound). On the shock dyno we see some presure balance problems exhibited as hysteresis on the compression force plot.


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