Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums banner
  • Hey everyone! Enter your ride HERE to be a part of this month's Bike of the Month Challenge!

1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I went on a trip sunday to Hell Michigan, yes we have a town called Hell here. Myself and ten more sportbike riders rode down and no one had a naked bike but me (3 GSXR 600's, 1 GSXR 750, 2 YZF-R1's, 1 CBR 1000RR, 1 CBR 600, 1 ZX-6R, 1 Ninja 650R and myself). We hit some twisties and everyone decided to race, and I refused to come in last. No more chicken strips and a scraped peg later we stopped off in a parking lot to rest a bit, I showed the other guys how much my rear end bounces up and down. They all decided they would have never leaned that far with the suspension so loose, it did feel quite uncomfortable for me. The CBR 1000RR was ahead of me with his girlfriend on pillion :eek:! He had Ohlins front and back.

So what i'm asking is, has anyone else had this problem? My preload is set in the middle of the thread, if I tighten it would that help? Has anyone else tightend thier preload?

I wasn't in first... but I sure wasn't in last :D.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
4,757 Posts
If you have adjustment you must be riding an R model? If that's the case preload is not the cure for bounce. You need to adjust the damping screws.

Also in my experience the R suspension is very taught even if you have the damping screws backed all the way out. If your rear shock is literally bouncy you might have a bad shock.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I do not ride the "R" and have no adjustability besides the preload spanner nuts. It's not really "bounce", it just has alot of travel, I did get a new shock from the dealer when the recall was issued. I weigh 240 lbs and I think I need a stiffer spring or an after market mono-shock.

Is it true that a Daytona shock will not fit with the stock exhaust?

Does anyone have any ideas for an inexpensive aftermarket shock?

Thanks Mac.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16 Posts
daytona shock fits fine with the stock exhaust, i know that everybody will tell you get an ohlins blah blah blah.. i put the daytona shock on last week when i put on my tor slip ons.. i have had that shock in the box since before i got the bike becasue i got such a killer deal on it,, hands down best mod i have done.. i weigh 220 and had to ajust the compression a little bit.. it will feel like a new bike. ass end will sit a hair higher but turn in and handeling is insane.. the bike turned good before but like you i am a "huskey" guy and the ass would squat making turn in a little slow. put that shock on and spend an hour getting used to how much faster it turns and then go hand that 1000 his ass
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,788 Posts
Nearly all issues concerning replacement with Daytona shocks has been covered at tedious length in the "Rear Shock Upgrade Thread" sticky.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
207 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
thedrick,

I am 6'2" with about a 34" inseam, a higher seat height would not hurt me a bit. Thanks for the conformation.
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top