Main Motorcycle: 2004 Triumph Speed Triple
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Brisbane Australia
Other Motorcycle: 2012 Thruxton
It can't hurt to set the sag. Having said that, get it on the track and road and ride the arse off it, if you find a problem, get it sorted then ?? Why look for issues that aren't obvious to you ?? Some riders are not good enough to ever find the limits of their suspension anyway, and they will never have a problem. Some riders prefer hard suspension, some soft, it all depends on how you ride, where you ride, how heavy you are, if you push the bikes limits. I have mates that ride so slow they could shove a broom handle up the rear of their bike and they wouldn't know the difference, i have other mates that push their bikes to the limit and know exactly what they need. Give youself a chance to work it out before you go spending money that you might not need to. Is there an issue when you brake hard ? If you are scraping your boots on the ground does the bike feel planted and solid ? If it doesn't feel solid, is it the suspension, or are you just nervous and putting the bike off line yourself ? etc, etc. I have an 04 S3 and as i have said before on this subject, my boots are constantly scraping on the ground, my tyres are shreaded to the edges and i have never changed the original suspension components. I have set it up myself, i weigh 95 kg, plenty of info on how to do that everywhere on this forum. I use it for scratching in the hills all the time, two up for long trips with the missus carrying a Ventura bag, no problems. A mate of mine owns a 1050 with all the bling suspension parts and i don't have a problem keeping up with him anywhere. All i'm saying is don't spend the money unless you are noticing a problem. I can't keep count of the amount of riders i have talked to that have spent so much money on all the good bling bits for their bikes and love telling you about it then, you ride past them in the first three corners never to be seen again ???? Give yourself and the bike a chance to bond.
Last edited by 1peter; 12-05-2012 at 06:18 PM.