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Apologies if this topic has been covered before.

I'm new to this section of the site having just parked a shiny red 675 in my shed to compliment my 05 ST.

I'm finding the suspension is way to hard. I'm hoping it will soften up a little with the running in process.

I have backed off the settings according to the manual but the book says that the rear preload is not owner adjustable.

Is there a tool available to move the rings on the shock?

Surely there is a way to adjust this?

Any help greatly appreciated.

Cheers,
Brett.
 

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First off Brett,

how much do you weigh?

The suspension will soften up after time, just like anything else new it needs time.

If you weigh anything over 165 lbs the stock suspension is to light for you.

The stock shock collars can be adjusted I find the best tool to use is the one ohlins sells.

You will need a buddy and some suspension knowledge to set your bike up properly. Or take it to a track day and have them set it up for you.
 

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I weigh a bit over 70 kgs or around 155 - 156 lbs.

So I'm thinking I'm in the weight range. I'm finding that for street riding its rock hard. It just doesnt seem to react or move at all over bumps. Considering there are very few smooth roads in our little island its something I would like to get sorted.

I'll source a tool for the shock collars and set up the sag for my weight as a starting point.

Then I may just have to spend a day at a suspension set up course to learn exactly what the compression/rebound adjustments really do....
 

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Yeah your right in the range of the stock springs. however the stock springs are progressive, therefore they get harder the further there compressed.

For you the best thing to do would be to replace your shock spring for a linear spring for your weight. That's the least expensive way to go. Also the stock fork springs are too heavy for you if you only ride the street.(.95 in the front)

If you ride track or race,

Get a penske rear(that's what I have and love it) and some penske fork springs.

I weigh in at 215lbs with full leathers so I went with the Penske double adj. and whole new fork internals, but I only ride the 675 on the track very little street.



[ This message was edited by: brettmess24 on 2007-01-08 20:32 ]
 
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