Suggested Sport Bike Motorcycle Suspension Settings | Sport Rider

Suggested Sport Bike Motorcycle Suspension Settings

Sport Rider's setup recommendations for every motorcycle tested from 1997

These tables show suggested suspension settings for each bike tested by the Sport Rider staff. Scroll down for your brand/model of bike. You can also use the tables to find which issues of Sport Rider each bike was tested. For more information about suspension setup, visit our Sportbike Suspension Guide, which has a setup guide, a suspension tuning guide, and links to various useful articles on the site.

Suggested Suspension Settings - Aprilia

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
RST1000 Futura ('05) 2/05 3 lines showing 1 turn out n/a 3 turns out 9 clicks n/a
RSV Mille ('00) 4/00 6 lines showing 1.5 turns out 1 turns out 35mm from top of threads 7 clicks out 22 clicks out set fork tube height to 18mm above triple clamp, rear ride height to minimum
RSV Mille ('00) 10/00 4 lines showing .75 turn out 1 turn out 44mm from spring to top thread 10 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height to 24mm above triple clamp, rear ride height to minimum, with Dunlop D207 GP Star tires
RSV Mille ('02) 10/02 4 lines showing 2 turns out 1 turn out 21mm thread showing 10 clicks out 8 clicks out set fork tube height to 5 lines showing above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
RSV Mille R ('02) 2/02 10 turns out 8 clicks out 7 clicks out 25mm from top of spring to top of threads 18 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height to 27mm above triple clamp, rear ride height to minimum
RSV Mille ('03) 10/03 2 lines showing 1.75 turns out 2 turns out 20mm thread showing 26 clicks out 8 clicks out set fork tube height to 6 lines showing with Bridgestone BT-001 tires, 5 lines with stock tires. Set rear ride height to minimum
RSV Tuono ('03) 8/03 3 lines showing 1.75 tuns out 1.25 turns out 18mm thread showing 26 clicks out 7 clicks out set fork tube height to 4 lines showing, rear ride height to minimum shock length
RSV Mille R Factory ('04) 2/04 9.5 turns out 9 clicks out 8 clicks out 42mm from top of spring to top of threads 12 clicks out 12 clicks out set fork tube height to 6 lines showing, rear ride height to 2mm thread showing below locknut on lower clevis
RSV Mille R Factory ('04) 9/04 9.5 turns out 7 clicks out 8 clicks out 45mm from top of spring to top of threads 10 clicks out 15 clicks out set fork tube height to 6 lines showing, rear ride height to 2mm thread showing below locknut on lower clevis
RSV Mille R ('05) 7/05 5 lines showing 1.25 turns out 1.5 turns out 11mm thread showing 37 clicks out 1.75 turns out set fork tube height to 16mm, rear ride height one thread showing
Tuono R Factory ('05) 12/05 8 turns out 11 clicks out 10 clicks out 9mm thread showing 26 clicks out 12 clicks out set fork tube height to 8mm showing above triple clamp, rear height 4mm thread showing
Tuono R ('07) 9/07 4 lines showing .75 tuns out 1.5 turns out 17mm thread showing 19 clicks out n/a Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
SL750 Shiver ('08) 12/08 n/a n/a n/a 12mm thread showing 15 clicks out n/a Ride height: 2 lines showing above triple clamp
Mana 850 ('09) 4/09 Position 2 from full stiff 12 clicks out set fork caps flush with highest part of triple clamp
Dorsoduro 750 ('09) 9/09 2 lines showing 1 turn out 15mm thread showing 18 clicks out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
RSV4 Factory ('10) 4/10 18 turns out 15 clicks out 12 clicks out 10mm thread showing 21 clicks out 21 clicks out (full soft) Ride height: 2 lines showing above triple clamp
RSV4 R ('10) 6/10 5 lines showing 1.75 turns out .75 turns out 7mm thread showing 12 clicks out 1 turn out Rear ride height: 6 threads showing on adjuster
RSV4 Factory ('10) 10/10 8.5 turns out 10 clicks out 12 clicks out 13mm thread showing 11 clicks out 14 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp
RSV4 Factory APRC SE ('11) 9/11 7.5 turns out 12 clicks out 11 clicks out 10mm thread showing 14 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing; rear ride height: 0mm thread showing, top eccentric mount in raised position (+15mm)
Dorsoduro 1200 ('11) 12/11 4.5 turns out 12 clicks out 10 clicks out 20mm thread showing 15 clicks out 1 turn out Ride height: one line showing on fork tube
Tuono V4R ('12) 7/12 5 turns out 6 clicks out 7 clicks out 10mm thread showing 10 clicks out 1.5 turns out Ride height: 2 lines showing above triple clamp
RSV4 R ('12) 9/12 6 turns in from full soft 9 clicks out 5 clicks out 10mm thread showing 9 clicks out 1 turn out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
RSV4 Factory APRC ('12) 10/12 7 turns out 7 clicks out 12 clicks out 7mm thread showing 12 clicks out 10 clicks out Ride height: 3 lines showing above triple clamp
RSV4 Factory ABS ('13) 9/13 8.25 turns out 12 clicks out 13 clicks out 25mm from top of spring to top of threads 16 clicks out 14 clicks out
Tuono V4 R APRC ('13) 12/13 5 turns out 6 clicks out 7 clicks out 10mm thread showing 10 clicks out 1.5 turns out Ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp
Tuono V4 R ABS ('14) 7/14 3 turns in from full soft 5 clicks out 10 clicks out 10mm thread showing 13 clicks out 1.75 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with top triple clamp
Dorsoduro 750 ABS ('14) 8/14 3 turns in from full soft 3 clicks out n/a 25mm thread showing 1.25 turns out n/a Ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp
RSV4 RF ('16) 1/16 7.25 turns out from full stiff 11 clicks out 13 clicks out 147.5mm measured spring length 13 clicks out 15 clicks out Front ride height: 3 lines showing; Rear ride height: stock
Tuono V4 1100 ('16) 7/16 10 turns out from full stiff 11 clicks out 13 clicks out 10mm thread showing 12 clicks out 14 clicks out
RSV4 RR ('16) 9/16 5 turns out from full stiff 9 clicks out 6 clicks out 6mm thread showing 14 clicks out 2 turns out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp

Suggested Suspension Settings - BMW

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
R1100S ('99) 2/00 n/a 10 clicks out n/a 14 clicks out .5 turns out n/a
R1150R ('02) 10/02 n/a 1 turn out n/a 8 turns out 1 turn out n/a
R1200S ('06) 11/06 12mm thread showing from top of spring to top of threads 5 clicks out n/a 58mm thread showing from top of spring to top of threads 10 clicks out 10 clicks out
R1150RS ('05) 2/05 n/a 0.5 turns out n/a 4 lines showing 1.25 turns out n/a
K1200R Sport ('07) 7/07
F800S ('08) 5/08 n/a n/a n/a 24 clicks on preload adjustment knob .75 turn out
S 1000 RR ('10) 6/10 5 lines showing position 8 of 10 position 7 of 10 9mm thread showing position 8 of 10 High-speed: position 7 of 10; Low-speed: position 7 of 10
S 1000 RR ('10) 10/10 5 lines showing position 8 of 10 position 7 of 10 9mm thread showing position 8 of 10 High-speed: position 7 of 10; Low-speed: position 7 of 10 Front ride height: 4 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: lower position
S 1000 RR ('11) 7/11 4 lines showing position 9 of 10 position 8 of 10 7mm thread showing on shock body position 7 of 10 High-speed: position 5 of 10; low-speed: position 8 of 10 Front ride height: 4 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: lower position
F 800 R ('11) 10/11 n/a n/a na/ 16 turns out 1 turn out n/a
S 1000 RR ('11) 12/11 5 lines showing position 9 of 10 position 10 of 10 7mm thread showing on shock body position 7 of 10 High-speed: position 9 of 10; low-speed: position 9 of 10 Front ride height: 1 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: lower position
S 1000 RR ('12) 9/12 4 lines showing position 10 of 10 position 3 of 10 10mm thread showing position 3 of 10 High-speed: position 3 of 10; low-speed: position 2 of 10 Front ride height: 9mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
S 1000 R ('14) 7/14 6 lines showing n/a n/a 5mm thread showing n/a n/a Ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp
S 1000 RR ('14) 10/14 4 lines showing position 10 of 10 position 3 of 10 10mm thread showing position 3 of 10 High-speed: position 3 of 10; low-speed: position 2 of 10 Ride height: 9mm showing above top triple clamp

Suggested Suspension Settings - Buell

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
XB9R Firebolt ('02) 10/02 0 lines showing .75 turn out 12 turns out position 5 of 7 1.5 turns out 3 turns out set fork tube height to 7mm above top triple clamp, with Metzeler Rennsport tires; check there is sufficient slack in the front brake line when the fork is fully extended and rotate brake lever downward if necessary
XB12R Firebolt ('03) 12/03 4 lines showing 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 5 of 7 .5 turns out 1.5 turns out set fork tube height to 10mm showing above top triple clamp
XB9R Firebolt ('06) 10/06 3 lines showing 1 turn out 1.5 turns out position 3 from full soft 0.5 turn out 2.5 turns out Ride height: 14mm tube showing above triple clamp
XB12Ss Lightning Long ('06) 12/05 5 lines showing 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out full soft 1.75 turns out 2 turns out set fork tube height to 13mm showing above triple clamp
1125R ('08) 9/08 12 turns out 3 turns out 2 turns out Position 5 from full soft 4 turns out 20 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamps
1125CR ('09) 12/09 14mm showing 3.25 turns out 3 turns out Position 5 from full soft 4 turns out 20 clicks out

Suggested Suspension Settings - Ducati

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
916 ('96) 12/96 4 lines showing 4 clicks out soft 45 percent of max. 3 clicks out 26 clicks out
916 ('97) 12/97 4 lines showing 4 clicks out soft 20mm from top of threads 4 clicks out 3 clicks out
748 ('98) 8/98 5 lines showing 10 clicks out n/a 1.25 in. sag 1 turn out 2 turns out
900SS ('98) 2/99 4 lines showing 10 clicks out 12 clicks out 16mm from top of threads 1.25 turns out 1.25 turns out
916 ('98) 10/98 4 lines showing 4 clicks out soft 20mm from top of threads 4 clicks out 3 clicks out
916 ('98) 12/98 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 12 clicks out 1.25 in. sag 4 clicks out 3 clicks out
996 ('99) 4/99 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 12 clicks out 35mm 4 clicks out 12 clicks out
ST4 ('99) 2/00 6 turns out 10 clicks out 2 clicks out position 2 from soft .5 turns out .5 turns out
748R ('00) 8/00 6 lines showing 10 clicks out 6 clicks out 13mm thread showing 1 turn out 1.75 turns out set rear ride height to 3 turns from fully lowered, with 70-series front tire
996S ('00) 10/00 4 lines showing 9 clicks out 10 clicks out 35mm from top of spring to top thread 12 clicks out 14 clicks out set fork tube height to 21mm from outside edge of top triple clamp, extend rear ride height linkage rod 3mm, with Dunlop D207 GP Star tires
998 ('02) 10/02 3 lines showing 8 clicks out 10 clicks out 35mm thread showing 14 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height to 3 lines showing above inner portion of top triple clamp, rear ride height to 6mm thread showing on linkage rod ends, with Dunlop D208GP tires
Monster S4 ('02) 10/02 10 turns out 10 clicks out 12 clicks out 17mm thread showing 12 clicks out 2.25 turns out
999 ('03) 4/03 4 lines showing 8 clicks out 6 clicks out 26mm thread showing from top of spring maximum 1 turn out set fork tube height to 2 lines showing, rear ride height to 4mm thread showing on linkage shaft
999 ('03) 10/03 5 lines showing 8 clicks out 9 clicks out 14mm thread showing .5 turns out 1 turn out set fork tube height to 3.5 lines showing with Bridgestone BT-001 tires, 1.5 lines with stock tires. Set rear ride height to 3 threads showing
SS1000 DS ('03) 12/03 4 lines showing 12 clicks out 15 clicks out 9mm thread showing 15 clicks out 21 clicks out set rear ride height to 5mm thread showing
999S ('04) 9/04 full stiff 12 clicks out 12 clicks out 47mm from top of spring to top of threads 8 clicks out 9 clicks out set fork tube height to 5 lines showing above triple clamp, rear ride height to 4mm thread showing on linkage shaft
999 ('05) 7/05, 12/05 4 lines showing 9 clicks out 6 clicks out 12mm thread showing 1 turn out 1 turn out set fork tube height to 6mm above triple clamp, rear ride height 9mm threat showing
999R ('05) 8/05 6 turns out 10 clicks out 10 clicks out 27mm thread showing 20 clicks out 17 clicks out set fork tube height to 6mm showing, read with 8mm thread showing
Monster S4R ('05) 12/05 2 lines showing 7 clicks out full soft 8mm thread showing .5 turns out 1 turn out Set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp, rear with 4mm thread showing
ST4S ('05) 2/05 1 line showing 11 clicks out 13 clicks out 4 turns out 11 clicks out 20 clicks out
SS 800 ('06) 10/06 21mm thread showing 10 clicks out 14 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with top of clip-ons
999S ('06) 10/06 11.5 turns out 8 clicks out 9 clicks out 43 mm thread showing 16 clicks out 12 clicks out
ST3s ABS ('06) 11/06 4 lines showing 10 clicks out 20 clicks out 4.5 turns out 6 clicks out 10 clicks out
Multistrada MTS 1100S ('07) 5/07 5.5 turns out 12 clicks out 8 clicks out 10mm thread showing above spring collar 10 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 5 lines showing on fork tube above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 3mm thread showing on linkage rod.
1098 ('07) 7/07 2 lines showing 6 clicks out 2 turns out 6mm thread showing 0.5 turn out 3 turns out Front ride height: 11mm fork tube showing above triple clamp; Rear ride height: minimum
1098S ('07) 9/07 8 turns out 10 clicks out 7 clicks out 20mm from top of spring to end of threads .5 turns out 18 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 2mm thread showing on linkage rod
Monster S4R ('07) 9/07 4 lines showing 9 clicks out 1.5 turns out 16mm thread showing 8 clicks out 6 clicks out Front ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp; Rear ride height: 4 threads showing
Hypermotard 1100S ('07) 9/07 11.5 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out 45mm from top of spring to top of threads 13 clicks out 5 clicks out Front ride height: 1 line showing on fork tube; Rear ride height: minimum
1098S ('07) 11/07 8 turns out 5 clicks out 15 clicks out 3mm thread showing 19 clicks out Front ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above triple clamp; Rear ride height: minimum
848 ('08) 7/08 3 lines showing 7 clicks out 1.5 turns out 10mm thread showing above spring collar 5 turns out 4 turns out Ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
1098R ('08) 8/08 6 turns out 4 clicks out 3 clicks out 20mm thread showing 12 clicks out 22 clicks out Front ride height: 12mm fork tube showing above triple clamp; Rear ride height: 2mm thread showing on adjustment rod
Monster 1100 (09) 3/09 9 turns out 1.5 turns out 1 turn out 25mm of thread showing on shock body 8 clicks out
1198 ('09) 8/09 2 lines showing 10 clicks out .75 turns out 10mm thread showing 2.5 turns out .5 turns out Front ride height: 3 lines showing on fork tube; Rear ride height: 6mm threads showing on linkage rod
Hypermotard 1100 ('09) 9/09 1 line showing 4.5 turns out 3 turns out 32mm from top of spring to top of thread 20 clicks out 4 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing
1098R Bayliss Replica LE ('09) 10/09 7 turns out 8 clicks out 4 clicks out 20mm thread showing 14 clicks out 11 clicks out Front ride height: 12mm (3 lines) showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 4mm thread showing on linkage strut
Streetfighter ('09) 12/09 2 lines showing 10 clicks out 1.25 turns out 15mm thread showing 8 turns out 2.5 turns out
1198S ('10) 5/10 24 turns out 10 clicks out 7 clicks out 12mm thread showing 2.5 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 0mm thread showing (lowest setting) on linkage strut
Desmosedici RR 6/10 3 turns in from full soft 12 clicks out High-speed: 11 clicks out; Low-speed: 11 clicks out 13 turns in from full soft 15 clicks out High-speed: 24 clicks out; Low-speed: 12 clicks out Rear ride height: 7mm thread showing on top shock mount
1198S ('10) 10/10 14 turns out 9 clicks out 7 clicks out 12mm thread showing 14 clicks out 12 clicks out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 2mm thread showing on linkage strut
Multistrada 1200S ('10) - Touring (rider with luggage) 12/10 16 turns out position 16 position 11 position 11 position 16 position 11
Multistrada 1200S ('10) - Sport (rider with luggage) 12/10 12 turns out position 10 position 6 position 16 position 12 position 6
Streetfighter ('10) 12/10 2 lines showing 8 clicks out 1 turn out 15mm thread showing 2 turns out 1 turn out
848 EVO ('11) 1/11 4 lines showing 11 clicks out .75 turns out 21mm thread from top of spring to end of threads on shock body 1.5 turns out 2 turns out
1198 ('11) 7/11 5 lines showing 10 clicks out .75 turns out 9mm thread showing 3.5 turns out 2 turns out Front ride height: 3 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 64mm thread showing on linkage strut
Monster 1100 EVO ('11) 10/11 8.5 turns out 1 turn out 2.25 turns out 13mm thread showing 8 clicks out n/a
848 EVO Corse SE ('12) 7/12 4 lines showing 11 clicks out 1.75 turns out 13mm thread showing 10 clicks out 8 clicks out
1199 Panigale S ('12) 8/12 12 turns out (sport) 21/(race) 12 (sport) 20/(race) 14 6mm thread showing (sport) 20/(race) 8 (sport) 22/(race) 6
1199 Panigale ('12) 9/12 2 turns in from full soft 9 clicks out 10 clicks out 8mm thread showing 8 clicks out 6 clicks out Ride height: 2mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
1199 Panigale S ('12) 10/12 6 turns out 12 8 6mm thread showing 8 6
Streetfighter 848 ('13) 5/13 2 turns in from full soft 3 turns out 1.5 turns out 15mm thread showing 2 turns out 1.5 turns out Ride height: 2mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
848 EVO Corse SE ('13) 8/13 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 1.5 turns out 13.5mm thread showing 8 clicks out 10 clicks out Ride height: 15mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
1199 Panigale R ('13) 9/13 6.5 turns out 14 9 6 threads showing 12 12
899 Panigale ('14) 5/14 30 clicks from full soft 3 clicks out 2 turns 15mm thread showing 4 clicks out 2.5 turns out Ride height: 5mm showing above top triple clamp
Monster 1200 S ('14) 7/14 8 turns from full soft 12 clicks out 12 turns out 6mm thread showing 11 clicks out 9 clicks out Ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
Hypermotard ('14) 8/14 n/a n/a n/a 12mm thread showing 1.75 turns out n/a Ride height: 5mm showing above top triple clamp
959 Panigale ('16) 3/17 33 clicks in from full soft 3 clicks out 2 turns out 15mm thread showing 4 clicks out 3 turns out

Suggested Suspension Settings - Honda

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
CBR600F3 ('96) 12/96 1.5 lines showing 2 clicks out n/a number 5 of 7 stiff 1 turn out raise fork tubes 5mm in clamps
CBR900RR ('96) 12/96 3 lines showing .5 turns out 1.5 turns out number 6 of 7 stiff 1.5 turns out
CBR900RR ('97) 10/97 4 lines showing .5 turns out 2.5 turns out position 4 of 7 .5 turns out 2 turns out
CBR600F3 ('97) 4/97 3 lines showing 5 clicks out n/a number 5 of 7 n/a .5 turns out raise fork tubes 4mm in clamps
CBR1100XX ('97) 2/97 n/a n/a n/a standard sag 1 out n/a
VTR1000 ('97) 6/97 4 lines showing 1 turn out n/a number 3 .5 turns out n/a
VTR1000 ('97) 12/97 4 lines showing 1 turn out n/a number 3 .5 turns out n/a
CBR600F3 ('98) 8/98 3 lines showing 1 turn out n/a 1.25 in. sag .25 turn out .25 turn out
VTR1000 ('98) 10/98 4 lines showing 1 turn out n/a number 3 .5 turns out n/a
CBR600F4 ('99) 6/99 stiff .5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 4 .5 turns out 1 turn out raise fork tubes 7mm in clamps with D207GP tires
CBR600F4 ('99) 12/99 2 lines showing .5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 5 stiff 1 turn out
CBR1100XX ('99) 8/99 n/a n/a n/a 45mm from top of threads 1 turn out n/a
VFR800FI ('99) 2/00 2 lines showing n/a n/a position 2 from soft 1.25 turns out n/a
CBR929RR ('00) 6/00 4 lines showing 1.5 turns out 2 turns out position 6 of 9 1.5 turns out 1 turn out
CBR929RR ('00) 8/00 stiff 1.5 turns out 2 turns out position 7 of 9 .75 turns out .25 turn out with Metzeler Rennsport race tires
CBR600F4 ('00) 10/00 2 lines showing .5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 2 .25 turn out 1 turn out with Michelin Pilot Race tires
RC51 ('00) 10/00 1 line showing 6 clicks out 15 clicks out position 4 of 9 2 turns out 14 clicks out set fork tube height to 16mm above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D207 GP Star tires
RC51 ('00) 12/00 3 lines showing 9 clicks out 16 clicks out position 4 of 9 1.25 turns out 15 clicks out set fork tube height to 13mm above top triple clamp, with Metzeler Rennsport tires
CBR600F4i ('01) 6/02 3 lines showing 1.25 turns out 1.25 turns out position 6 1.25 turns out 1.5 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm above clip-on, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
CBR600F4i ('01) 12/02 3 lines showing 1.50 turns out 1.25 turns out position 6 1 turn out 1.5 turns out with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
CBR929RR ('01) 12/02 stiff 1.5 turns out 2 turns out position 7 of 9 .75 turns out .25 turn out with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
CBR954RR ('02) 6/02 nine turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out position 5 of 9 2 turns out 2 turns out
CBR954RR ('02) 8/02 8 turns out 2.5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 6 from soft 2.25 turns out 2 turns out
RC51 ('02) 10/02 4 turns out 2 turns out 8 clicks out position 5 of 8 1 turn out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 1 line showing above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
VFR800 ('02) 4/02 2 lines showing n/a n/a position 4 of 7 1 turn out n/a
CBR600RR ('03) 6/03 3 lines showing 1 turn out 1.5 turns out position 4 of 8 .5 turns out 6 clicks out
RC51 ('03) 10/03 6 turns out 2.25 turns out 10 clicks out position 5 from full soft 1 turn out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 1 line showing above top triple clamp
RC51 ('03) 12/03 6 turns out 2.25 turns out 10 clicks out position 5 from full soft 1 turn out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 8mm from top triple clamp
CBR600RR ('04) 8/04 4 lines showing 1 turn out 1.5 turns out position 5 of 7 .25 turn out 5 clicks out set fork tube height to 6mm showing above triple clamp with Dunlop D208 GP-A tires
CBR1000RR ('04) 6/04 14 turns out 2 turns out 2 turns out position 8 of 10 2.5 turns out 9 clicks out set fork tube height to 2mm showing above triple clamp
CBR1000RR ('05) 5/05 9 turns out 2 turns out 2 turns out 4 from full soft 2.5 turns out 8 clicks out set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
RC51 ('05) 7/05 8 turns out 1 turn out 21 clicks out position 5 from full soft 1.5 turns out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 8mm
ST1300 ('05) 6/05 STD position 1 turn out
CBR600RR ('05) 4/05, 12/05 7 turns out 2 turns out 2.5 turns out position 6 from full soft .75 turns out 11 clicks out fitted set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp
VFR800 Interceptor ('05) 2/05 1 line showing n/a n/a 4 lines showing 0.5 turns out n/a
CBR600RR ('06) 7/06 7 turns out 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out position 4 of 9 0.25 turns out 14 clicks out
CBR600F4i ('06) 10/06 3 lines showing 0.5 turn out 0.5 turn out position 3 0.5 turn out 0.5 turn out Ride height: 6mm fork tube showing above clip-ons
VFR Interceptor ('06) 11/06 1 line showing n/a n/a 16 clicks out 1.25 turns out n/a
CBR1000RR ('06) 6/06 7 turns out 1.5 turns out 2 turns out position 5 from full soft 3.5 turns out 20 clicks out set fork tube height flush with triple clamp
CBR600RR ('07) 4/07 5 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Position 4 out of 7 2 turns 20 clicks
CBR600RR ('07) 5/07 10 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Position 4 from full soft 2.5 turns out 14 clicks out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
CBR1000RR ('07) 7/07 7 turns out 1 turn out 2 turns out Position 4 from full soft 2 turns out 20 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp.
CBR600RR ('07) 11/07 10 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Position 4 from full soft 2 turns out 21 clicks out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
CBR1000RR ('08) 6/08 8 turns out 1.25 turns out 2.5 turns out Position 4 from full soft 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out
CBR600RR ('08) 7/08 10 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Position 4 from full soft 2.5 turns out 14 clicks out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
CBR600RR ('08) 10/08 10 turns out 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Position 6 from full soft 2 turns out 14 clicks out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
CBR600RR C-ABS ('09) 5/09 10 turns out 2 turns out 2 turns out Position 5 of 9 2 turns out 14 clicks out
CBR600RR ('09) 6/09 10 turns out .75 turns out 2 turns out Position 6 of 10 2 turns out 10 clicks out Ride height: 7mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
CBR1000RR ('09) 8/09 3 turns in from full soft 1.75 turns out 1.5 turns out Position 8 of 9 .5 turns out 1 turn out
VFR1200F ('10) 5/10 9mm of adjuster showing 6 clicks out 13 clicks in from full soft .75 turns out
CBR1000RR ('10) 6/10 3 turns in from full soft 1.25 turns out 1.75 turns out position 7 of 10 (10 is full stiff) .75 turns out 1 turn out
VFR1200F DCT ('10) 10/10 3 lines showing 5 clicks out 12 clicks out from full stiff 1.75 turns out
CBR600RR ('11) 8/11 10 turns out 2 turns out 2 turns out position 6 of 9 2 turns out 8 clicks out
CB1000R ('11) 12/11 3 turns out full stiff 1 turn out position 5 of 10 full stiff n/a Ride height: 2mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
CBR1000RR C-ABS ('11) 12/11 8.5 turns out 2 turns out 2.25 turns out position 4 of 10 2 turns out 2.5 turns out Ride height: 2mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
CBR1000RR ('12) 9/12 5 turns in from full soft 2.5 turns out 3.625 turns out 2.25 turns out 2.5 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp.
CBR600RR ('13) 8/13 full soft 3.5 turns out 8.75 turns out position 10 2 turns out 10 clicks out Ride height: 9mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
CBR1000RR SP ('14) 6/14 10.5 turns out from full stiff 16 clicks out 13 clicks out 5 turns out from maximum 8 clicks out 11 clicks out
CBR1000RR ('14) 10/14 5 turns in from full soft 2.5 turns out 3.625 turns out n/a 2.25 turns out 2.5 turns out Ride height: 0mm showing above top triple clamp
Interceptor Deluxe ('14) 12/14 4 lines showing 2 turns out n/a 3 lines showing on hydraulic adjuster 2 turns out n/a

Suggested Suspension Settings - Kawasaki

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
ZX-6R ('97) 4/97 3 lines showing 2 clicks out 3 turns out 30mm down threaded collar stiff 4 turns out raise fork tubes 5mm in clamps
ZX-9R ('97) 10/97 7 lines showing 1 click out 6 clicks out 90 percent of max stiff 4 clicks out raise fork tubes 6mm in clamps, raise rear 4mm
ZX-11 ('97) 2/97 standard sag 1 click out n/a standard sag position 3 n/a
ZX-6R ('98) 8/98 6 lines showing 5 clicks out 7 clicks out 1.125 in. sag 1 click out 3 clicks out
ZX-6R ('98) 12/98 2 lines showing stiff 6 clicks out 1.25 in. sag stiff 3 clicks out
ZX-9R ('98) 12/98 3 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out 1.25 in. sag 2 clicks out 12 clicks out
ZX-6R ('99) 6/99 5 lines showing stiff 5 clicks out 15mm from top ring 3 clicks out 7 clicks out raise fork tubes 10mm in clamps with D207GP tires
ZX-9R ('99) 12/99 5 lines showing stiff 8 clicks out 1.25 in. sag 1 click out 15 clicks out
ZRX1100 ('99) 10/99 3 lines showing 1 click out 5 clicks out position 2 position 2 position 2
ZX-6R ('00) 10/00 4 lines showing stiff 7 clicks out standard stiff 6 clicks out with Michelin Pilot Race tires
ZX-7R ('00) 6/00 4 lines showing 9 clicks out 4 clicks out 25mm thread showing position 3 19 clicks out
ZX-9R ('00) 4/00 2 lines showing 3 clicks out 8 clicks out 6 turns out from soft 2 clicks out 10 clicks out
ZX-9R ('00) 8/00 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 4 clicks out 3 turns in from stock 3 clicks out 10 clicks out with Metzeler Rennsport race tires
ZX-6R ('01) 6/02 5 lines showing 7 clicks out 11 clicks out stock stiff 4 clicks out set fork tube height to 10mm above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
ZX-9R ('02) 8/04 5 lines showing 1.25 turns out 1.25 turns out 15mm thread showing 5 turns out 3 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp with Michelin Pilot race tires fitted
ZX-6R ('03) 6/03 4 lines showing 6 clicks out full soft 30mm from top of spring to top of threads 4 turns out 4.5 turns out set fork tube height to 4mm above top triple clamp with Pirelli Supercorsa tires, 0mm with stock Dunlop D208ZR tires
Z1000 ('03) 8/03 1 line showing .25 turns out n/a 10mm thread showing .25 turns out n/a
ZX-6R ('04) 8/04 5 lines showing 9 clicks out 2.25 turns out 13mm thread showing 2 turns out 3.25 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm above triple clamp with Dunlop D208 GP-A tires
ZX-6RR ('04) 8/04 7 lines showing 11 clicks out 17 clicks out 19mm thread showing 10 clicks out 23 clicks out set fork tube height to 10mm above triple clamp with Dunlop D208 GP-A tires
ZX-10R ('04) 6/04, 10/04 2 lines showing 9 clicks out 7 clicks out 22mm thread showing 1.75 turns out 5.5 turns out set fork tube height to 3mm showing above triple clamp
ZX-6R ('05) 4/05 3 lines showing 2.5 turns out 1.5 turns out 2 threads showing 14 clicks out 0.75 turns out set fork tube height to 6mm above triple clamp
ZX-6RR ('05) 6/05 4 lines showing 2.5 turns out 2 turns out minimum 8 clicks out 1.5 turns out
ZX-10R ('05) 5/05 5 lines showing 4 clicks out 7 clicks out 14mm thread showing 1.5 turns out 3.5 turns out set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
ZX-12R ('05) 10/05 5 lines showing full soft full soft 10mm thread showing 3.75 turns out 2.5 turns out set fork tube height flush with triple clamp
ZZR1200 ('05) 6/05 7 lines showing 2 turns out position 3 position 3
ZX-6R ('06) 7/06 4 lines showing 2.5 turns out 1.5 turns out 15mm thread showing from top of threads to top of spring 11 clicks out 0.5 turns out
ZZR600 ('06) 10/06 6 lines showing 1.5 turns out 2 turns out 9mm thread showing full stiff 1.5 turns out Ride height: fork tubes flush with triple clamp
ZX-6RR ('06) 7/06 5 lines showing 2.5 turns out 2 turns out 19mm of thread showing from top of threads to top of spring 15 clicks out Low Speed: 12 clicks out ; High Speed: 3 turns out
ZX-10R ('06) 6/06 4 lines showing 8 clicks out 8 clicks out 17mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 2 turns out set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
ZX-14R ('06) 8/06 7 lines showing 4 clicks out 10 clicks out 22mm from top of spring to top of threads 1 turn out 2.5 turns out
ZX-6R ('07) 5/07 10 turns out 1.5 turns out 2 turns out 8mm thread showing 17 clicks out Low-speed: 2 turns out; High-speed: 2.5 turns out
ZX-10R ('07) 7/07 7 lines showing 6 clicks out 8 clicks out 15mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 2 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
Versys (''08) 5/08 7 turns out 1.75 turns out position 5 of 7 4 clicks out
ZX-10R ('08) 6/08 4 lines showing 6 clicks out 8 clicks out 25mm thread showing .75 turns out High-speed: 2.75 turns out; Low-speed: 2.5 turns out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
ZX-10R ('08) 10/08 3 lines showing 8 clicks out 15 clicks out 25mm thread showing 1.25 turns out High-speed: 2.75 turns out; Low-speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
ZX-6R ('09) 6/09 15 turns out 3.5 turns out 6 turns out 12mm thread showing 6 clicks out Low-speed: 2.5 turns out; High-speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 11mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
ZX-10R ('09) 8/09 6.5 lines showing 8 clicks out 4 clicks out 27mm thread showing 2.0 turns out High-speed: 2.5 turns out; Low-speed: 1.75 turns out Ride height: 6mm from top of fork cap to triple clamp
Z1000 ('10) 5/10 10 turns out 2 turns out 1.75 turns out 25mm thread showing 1.75 turns out
ZX-10R ('10) 6/10 4 lines showing 8 clicks out 10 clicks out 25mm thread showing 1.75 turns out High-speed: 2.75 turns out; Low-speed: 2.5 turns out
ZX-6R ('10) 10/10 15 turns out 3.5 turns out 4.5 turns out 15mm thread showing 6 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 2.5 turns out Ride height: 11mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
Z1000 ('10) 12/10 8 turns out .5 turns out 1.75 turns out 25mm thread showing .25 turns out
Ninja 1000 ('11) 4/11, 8/11 7 turns out 2 turns out 1 turn out position 5 of 10 1 turn out n/a Ride height: 30mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
ZX-10R ('11) 7/11 10 turns out 3 turns out 3 turns out 14 mm thread showing 1 click out High-speed: .5 turns out; low-speed: 2.5 turns out Ride height: 11mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
ZX-6R ('11) 8/11 11 turns out 3.5 turns out 4 turns out 11mm thread showing 10 clicks out High-speed: 1.5 turns out; low-speed: 1 turn out
ZX-10R ABS ('11) 12/11 10 turns out 3.5 turns out 4 turns out 10mm thread showing 1.75 turns out High-speed: .5 turns out; low-speed: 2.5 turns out Ride height: 11mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
ZX-14R ('12) 6/12 6 lines showing 5 clicks out 9 clicks out 15mm thread showing 1.5 turns out 2.5 turns out
ZX-10R ('12) 9/12 5 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 3.5 turns out 8mm thread showing 2 turns out High-speed: .5 turns out; low-speed: .5 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
ZX-6R ('13) 4/13 7 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 5.5 turns out 6mm thread showing 1 turn out 1.25 turns out
ZX-6R ('13) 8/13 10 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 4 turns out 16mm thread showing 2 turns out .5 turns out Ride height: 11mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
Z1000 ABS ('14) 7/14 6.25 turns from full soft 3 turns out 5 turns out 5mm thread showing 2 turns out n/a 10mm showing above trop triple clamp
Ninja 1000 ('14) 12/14 7 turns out from full stiff .75 turns out 1.25 turns out 28 clicks out from full stiff on hydraulic adjuster 2 turns out n/a
Ninja 1000 ('15) 1/16 7 turns out .75 turns out 1.25 turns out 28 clicks out from full stiff on hydraulic adjuster 2 turns out n/a
ZX-10R ('16) 9/16 10 turns out from full stiff 3.25 turns out 3.5 turns out 3mm thread showing 3.25 turns out 1 turn out

Suggested Suspension Settings - KTM

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
Super Duke ('07) 9/07 5 turns out 18 clicks out 15 clicks out 10mm thread showing 18 clicks out 18 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
Super Duke R ('08) 10/08 6 turns out 10 clicks out 20 clicks out 18mm of thread showing 10 clicks out Low Speed: 10 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.5 turns out
RC8 ('08) 7/08 5 turns out 7 clicks out 9 clicks out 21mm thread showing from top of preload ring 13 clicks out Low Speed: 20 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.75 turns out Front ride height: fork tube flush with triple clamp; Rear ride height: maximum high on eccentric adjuster
RC8 R ('10) 5/10 6 clicks out 4 clicks out 10 clicks out 18mm thread showing from top of preload ring 21 clicks out Low-speed: 12 clicks out; High-speed: 6 turns out Front ride height: 2 lines showing above top triple clamp; Rear ride height: position 3 of 5 on eccentric adjuster
RC8 R ('12) 9/12 2 turns in from full soft 7 clicks out 4 clicks out 20mm thread showing 4 clicks out Low-speed: 11 clicks out; High-speed: 1.5 turns out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
1290 Super Duke R ('14) 6/14, 7/14 n/a 9 clicks out 9 clicks out 19mm thread showing 10 clicks out High-speed: 1.5 turns out; low-speed: 12 clicks out

Suggested Suspension Settings - Laverda

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
750 Formula ('98) 2/99 4 lines showing 6 clicks out 6 clicks out 15mm from top of threads 6 clicks out 9 clicks out
Ghost ('98) 4/98 n/a 5 clicks out 7 clicks out 1.25 in. sag n/a 6 clicks out

Suggested Suspension Settings - Moto-Guzzi

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
Breva V 1100 11/06 6 turns out 6 clicks out 1.5 turns out
V11 Sport ('02) 10/02 n/a stiff stiff stock 7 clicks out 34 clicks out

Suggested Suspension Settings - MV Agusta

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
F41000S ('06) 10/06 7.5 turns out 10 clicks out 8 clicks out 1mm showing above preload collar 7 clicks out Low Speed: 12 clicks out ; High Speed: 14 clicks out
F4 312 R ('07) 9/07 8 turns out 6 clicks out 5 clicks out Maximum 10 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 1 line showing above inner section of top triple clamp; Rear ride height: minimum.
Brutale 910R ('07) 9/07 4 lines showing 21 clicks out 5 clicks out Position 5 from full soft 1 click out Ride height: set fork caps flush with triple clamp
F4 ('10) 9/10 1 turn in from full soft 12 clicks out 10 clicks out 23mm from top of spring to end of threads on shock body 12 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 4 lines showing above lowest point on top triple clamp; Rear ride height: 6mm thread showing on linkage rod
F4 ('10) 10/10 3 turns in from full soft 10 clicks out 10 clicks out 23mm from top of spring to end of threads on shock body 10 clicks out 10 clicks out Front ride height: 5 lines showing above lowest point on triple clamp; Rear ride height: 4mm thread showing on linkage rod
Brutale 990R ('10) 12/10 9 turns out 8 clicks out 8 clicks out 20mm from top of spring to end of threads on shock body 7 clicks out
F4RR Corsacorta ('12) 10/12 16 turns out 6 clicks out 7 clicks out 30mm thread showing 15 clicks out 7 clicks out
F3 ('13) 8/13 6.5 turns out 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out 9 turns 3.25 turns out 2.5 turns out
F4RR ('13) 9/13 12.5 turns out 13 10 41mm from top of spring to end of threads 12 12
Brutale 675 ('13) 12/13 10mm thread showing
F3 800 ('14) 5/14 9 turns out 1.75 turns out 1.5 turns out 16mm thread showing 1.5 turns out 1 out Ride height: 15mm showing above top triple clamp
Rivale 800 ('14) 8/14 4.5 turns in from full soft 2 turns out 2 turns out 20mm thread showing 2.25 turns out 2.5 turns out Ride height: 5mm showing above top triple clamp

Suggested Suspension Settings - Suzuki

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
GSX-R750 ('96) 12/96 2 lines showing .5 turns out 1 turn out 65 percent of max. stiff 1.5 turns out
GSX-R600 ('97) 4/97 4 lines showing .5 turns out n/a 24mm down threaded collar .5 turns out 1 turn out
GSX-R600 ('97) 12/97 4 lines showing .5 turns out n/a 24mm down threaded collar .5 turns out 1 turn out
GSX-R750 ('97) 12/97 2 lines showing .5 turns out 1 turn out 65 percent of max. stiff 1.25 turns out
TL1000S ('97) 6/97 4 lines showing 1 turn out 4 clicks out 15mm from top of threads .5 turns out 3.5 turns out raise fork tubes 4mm in clamps
GSX-R1100 ('97) 10/97 3 lines showing 2 clicks out 10 clicks out 70 percent of max stiff 8 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('98) 8/98 4 lines showing stiff 1 turn out 1.125 in. sag 2 turns out 1.25 turns out
GSX-R750 ('98) 4/98 5 lines showing 1.25 turns out 1.5 turns out 42mm 1 turn out 2 turns out
GSX-R750 ('98) 12/98 4 lines showing 1.25 turns out 1.5 turns out 42mm from top of threads 1 turn out 2 turns out
TL1000R ('98) 10/98 8 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out 1.25 in. sag stiff fulll soft
TL1000R ('98) 12/98 2 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out 1.25 in. sag stiff 6 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('99) 6/99 4 lines showing 1 turn out 1 turn out 15mm from top ring .5 turns out 2 turns out
TL1000S ('99) 10/99 stiff 1 turn out 2 turns out 20mm from top of threads 2.25 turns out 1.5 turns out raise fork tubes 4mm in clamps
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('99) 8/99 5 lines showing 3 clicks out 8 clicks out 15mm from top of threads 5 clicks out 7 clicks out
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('99) 12/99 5 lines showing 3 clicks out 8 clicks out 15mm thread showing 5 clicks out 7 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('00) 10/00 1 line showing .75 turn out 1 turn out 12mm thread showing .5 turns out 2.25 turns out with Michelin Pilot Race tires
GSX-R750 ('00) 8/00 2 lines showing 1 turn out 1 turn out 23mm from top of shock threads to top of spring 1 turn out 1 turn out
GSX-R750 ('00) 12/00 2 lines showing stiff 1 turn out 28mm from top of shock threads 1 turn out 1 turn out set fork tube height to 14mm from top triple clamp, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
TL1000R ('00) 6/00 5 lines showing 7 clicks out 10 clicks out 5mm thread showing 5 clicks out 21 clicks out
TL1000R ('00) 10/00 1 line showing 2 clicks out 10 clicks out 17mm from top of spring to top thread 5 clicks out fulll soft set fork tube height to 13mm above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D207 GP Star tires
GSX-R600 ('01) 2/02 3 lines showing .75 turn out 1.75 turns out 12mm thread showing .75 turns out .25 turn out
GSX-R600 ('01) 6/02 3 lines showing .75 turn out 1.75 turns out 11mm thread showing .75 turns out .75 turns out set fork tube height to 8mm above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
GSX-R600 ('01) 12/02 3 lines showing .75 turn out 1.75 turns out 12mm thread showing .75 turns out .75 turns out set fork tube height 6mm raised from stock, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
GSX-R1000 ('01) 6/02 3 lines showing 4 clicks out 4 clicks out 21mm thread showing 8 clicks out 5 clicks out set fork tube height to 4mm from top triple clamp
GSX-R1000 ('01) 12/02 2 lines showing 3 clicks out 4 clicks out 24mm thread showing 6 clicks out 5 clicks out set fork tube height 6mm raised from stock, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('01) 10/02 4 lines showing 2 clicks out 9 clicks out 15mm thread showing 9 clicks out 10 clicks out
GSX-R1000 ('02) 8/02 3 lines showing 5 clicks out 10 clicks out 20mm thread showing 6 clicks out 8 clicks out set fork tube height to 5mm above top triple clamp, 11mm with Michelin Pilot Race 2 tires fitted
GSX-R600 ('03) 6/03 4 lines showing 1 turn out 1 turn out 32mm from top of spring to top of threads full stiff 2 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp
GSX-R1000 ('03) 8/03 5 lines showing 6 clicks out 10 clicks out 26mm from top of threads to preload ring 12 clicks out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 7mm showing from top of triple clamp
GSX-R1000 ('03) 12/03 5 lines showing 6 clicks out 10 clicks out 26mm from top of threads to preload ring 12 clicks out 6 clicks out set fork tube height to 7mm showing from top of triple clamp
SV1000S ('03) 8/03 6 lines showing .5 turns out 1.5 turns out 12mm thread showing 1 turn out 2.25 turns out
GSX-R600 ('04) 6/04 4 lines showing .75 turn out 1.75 turns out 9mm thread showing 1.25 turns out 1.5 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp
GSX-R600 ('04) 8/04, 10/04 5 lines showing .5 turns out 1.75 turns out 9mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 1.5 turns out set fork tube height to 8mm above top triple clamp, with Dunlop D208 GP-A tires fitted
GSX-R750 ('04) 8/04 3 lines showing .75 turn out 2 turns out 9mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 2.5 turns out set fork tube height to 10mm showing above triple clamp
GSX-R750 ('04) 10/04 4 lines showing .75 turn out 2 turns out 9mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 2.5 turns out set fork tube height to 10mm showing above triple clamp with Pirelli Dragon Evo Supercorsa tires fitted
GSX-R1000 ('04) 6/04 5 lines showing 6 clicks out 10 clicks out 22mm thread showing 12 clicks out 7 clicks out set fork tube height to 4mm thread showing above triple clamp
GSX-R600 ('05) 3/05, 4/05 6 lines showing .75 turns out 1.75 turns out 10mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 1.5 turns out set for tube height to 400 above triple clamp
GSX-R1000 ('05) 5/05, 12/05, 8/05 4 lines showing 1 click out 13 clicks out 14mm thread showing 8 clicks out 13 clicks out set fork tube height to 8mm showing above triple clamp
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('05) 10/05 4 lines showing 2 clicks out 8 clicks out 20mm thread showing 10 clicks out 7 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('06) 7/06 8.5 turns out 1 turn out 1.75 turns out 14mm thread showing from top of threads to top of spring 1 turn out Low Speed: 1.75 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out
GSX-R750 ('06) 12/06 8.5 turns out .75 turns out 2 turns out 3mm thread showing from top of spring collar 1.5 turns out High Speed: 3 turns out ; Low Speed: 1.75 turns out
GSX-R1000 ('06) 6/06 4 lines showing 2 clicks out 13 clicks out 16mm thread showing 9 clicks out 13 clicks out set fork tube height to 8mm above triple clamp
SV1000S ('06) 11/06 3 lines showing 1/4 turn out 1 turn out 23mm thread showing from top of spring to top of threads 1/4 turn out 1/2 turn out
GSX-R600 ('07) 5/07 8 turns out .75 turns out 2.5 turns out 6mm thread showing 1 turn out Low Speed: 2 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
GSX-R1000 ('07) 7/07 3 lines showing 5 clicks out Low Speed: 13 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.5 turns out 6mm thread showing 15 clicks out Low Speed: 16 clicks out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 6mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
GSX-R1000 ('07) 11/07 5 lines showing 5 clicks out Low Speed: 15 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.5 turns out 8mm thread showing 15 clicks out Low Speed: 15 clicks out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 6mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
Bandit 1250S ('07) 7/07 3 lines showing Position 4 of 7 1.25 turns
GSX-R600 ('08) 7/08 8 turns out 1 turns out 2 turns out 8mm thread showing 2.5 turns out Low Speed: 1.5 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
GSX-R750 ('08) 7/08 9 turns out .5 turns out Low Speed: 2.5 turns out ; High Speed: 2 turns out 8mm thread showing from top of spring collar 1.5 turns out Low Speed: 4 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
GSX-R750 ('08) 10/08 9 turns out .25 turns out Low Speed: 2.5 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out 8mm thread showing 1.75 turns out Low Speed: 4 turns out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp.
B-King ('08) 3/08 3 lines showing 8 clicks out 8 clicks out 15mm thread showing 2 turns out 1.75 turns out Ride height: set top of fork tubes flush with triple clamp
DL650 V-Strom ('08) 5/08 11 clicks from full stiff on remote hydraulic preload adjustment knob 1 turn out
GSX-R1000 ('08) 6/08 1 line showing 4 clicks out Low Speed: 12 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.5 turns out 6mm thread showing 14 clicks out Low Speed: 15 clicks out ; High Speed: 3 turns out Ride height: 7mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('08) 4/08 6 turns out 4 clicks out 7 clicks out 6mm thread showing 10 clicks out 8 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('09) 6/09 11 turns out .5 turns out 1.75 turns out 10mm thread showing .5 turns out High-speed: 1.25 turns out; Low-speed: 1 turn out Ride height: 7mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
GSX-R1000 ('09) 8/09 full soft 4 turns out 3.75 turns out 7mm thread showing 2.5 turns out High-speed: 2.5 turns out; Low-speed: 2.25 turns out Ride height: 8mm from top fork cap to triple clamp
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('09) 9/09 5.75 turns out 7 clicks out 8 clicks out 10mm thread showing 10 clicks out 8 clicks out
GSX-R600 ('11) 8/11 9 turns out 4 turns out 4.5 turns out 10mm thread showing 2.5 turns out 1.75 turns out
GSX1250FA ('11) 8/11 3 lines showing n/a n/a Position 4 of 7 1 turn out n/a
GSX-R750 ('11) 9/11 15 turns out 4 turns out 5 turns out 10mm thread showing 2 turns out 1.25 turns out Ride height: 7mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
GSX1300R Hayabusa ('12) 6/12 6 turns out 6 clicks out 7 clicks out 10mm thread showing 7 clicks out 7 clicks out
GSX-R1000 ('12) 9/12 4 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 5 turns out 5mm thread showing 2.75 turns out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 2.25 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with top triple clamp
GSX-R600 ('13) 8/13 6.25 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 3.5 turns out 11mm thread showing .75 turns out High-speed: 2.75 turns out; Low-speed: 1.75 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with top triple clamp
GSX-R750 ('14) 5/14 4 turns in from full soft 4 turns out 4 turns out 10mm thread showing 2 turns out High-speed: 1 turn out; low-speed: 1.25 turns out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with top triple clamp
GSX-S1000F ('16) 1/16 8 turns out from full stiff 10 clicks out 14 clicks out 15mm thread showing 8 clicks out n/a

Suggested Suspension Settings - Triumph

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
Daytona ('97) 8/97 4 lines showing stiff 1 turn out stiff 2.5 turns out 2.5 turns out
Speed Triple ('97) 8/97 4 lines showing 1 turn out 2 turns out 12mm from top of threads 1 turn out 4.5 turns out
TT600 ('00) 10/00 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 3 clicks out 29mm thread showing 6 clicks out 2 clicks out with Michelin Pilot Race tires
Daytona ('00) 6/00 3 lines showing .75 turns out 1.5 turns out 10mm thread showing 1.5 turns out 1.5 turns out
Sprint ST ('00) 2/00 1 line showing n/a n/a 10 clicks out .5 turns out n/a
TT600 ('01) 6/02 3 lines showing 3 clicks out 5 clicks out 35mm thread showing 3 clicks out 7 clicks out set fork tube height to 5mm above clip-on, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
Daytona ('02) 2/02 4 lines showing 1 turn out 1.5 turns out 25mm from top of spring to end of threads 1.5 turns out 2 turns out set fork tube height to 5mm above top triple clamp
Speed Triple ('02) 10/02 3 lines showing 1.5 turns out 1.75 turns out 5mm thread showing 1.5 turns out 1.25 turns out
Daytona 600 ('03) 12/03 4 lines showing 2 clicks out 4 clicks out 42mm thread from top of spring to top of threads 4 clicks out 6 clicks out
Daytona 650 ('05) 4/05 7 lines showing 1 click out 1 click out 32mm thread showing 3 clicks out 0.25 turns out Set fork tubes flush with top on clip-ons
Speed Triple ('05) 12/05 2 lines showing 1.5 turns out 1.25 turns out 5mm thread showing 1.75 turns out 2 turns out set fork tube height flush with triple clamp
Sprint ST ('05) 2/05 1 line showing n/a n/a 6 turns out full stiff n/a
Daytona 675 ('06) 7/06 5 lines showing 6 clicks out 9 clicks out 20mm of thread showing from top of threads to top of spring 3 clicks out 8 clicks out
Sprint ST ABS ('06) 11/06 2 lines showing n/a n/a 13 clicks out 1.5 turns out n/a
Daytona 675 ('07) 5/07 5 lines showing 7 clicks out 17 clicks out 8mm thread showing 6 clicks out 21 clicks out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
Daytona 675 ('09) 6/09 4 lines showing 6 clicks out High-speed: 3.75 turns out; Low-speed: 8 clicks out 7mm thread showing 3 clicks out High-speed: 4 turns out; Low-speed: 8 clicks out Ride height: 5mm from triple clamp to fork tube cap top
Daytona 675R ('11) 8/11 3.5 turns out 8 clicks out 12 clicks out 6mm thread showing 8 clicks out 8 clicks out
Street Triple R ('11) 10/11 7 turns out 2 clicks out 3 clicks out 11mm thread showing 7 clicks out 7 clicks out Ride height: 8mm fork tube protruding above top triple clamp
Daytona 675R ('12) 7/12 4 turns out 10 clicks out 13 clicks out 6mm thread showing 8 clicks out 8 clicks out
Speed Triple R ('12) 8/12 4.5 turns out 12 clicks out 20 clicks out 3mm thread showing 9 clicks out 17 clicks out
Street Triple R ('13) 5/13, 12/13 4 lines showing 14 clicks out 17 clicks out 10mm thread showing 8 clicks out 7 clicks out Ride height: 6mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
Daytona 675 ('13) 7/13 4 lines showing 8 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 10 clicks out 8mm thread showing 9 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 15 clicks out Ride height: 3.5mm fork tube showing above triple clamp
Daytona 675R ('13) 8/13 5.25 turns in from full soft 12 clicks out 12 clicks out 15mm thread showing 16 clicks out 18 clicks out Ride height: 4 lines showing above triple clamp
Street Triple R ('14) 5/14 4 lines showing 14 clicks out 17 clicks out 10mm thread showing 8 clicks out 7 clicks out Ride height: 6mm fork tube showing above triple clamp

Suggested Suspension Settings - Yamaha

motorcycle issue front preload front rebound damping front comp. damping rear preload rear rebound damping rear comp. damping note
YZF600R ('97) 4/97 2 lines showing 3 clicks out 2 turns out stiff 3 clicks out 1.5 turns out
YZF1000R ('97) 10/97 2 lines showing 3 clicks out 8 clicks out position 7 of 9 7 clicks out 10 clicks out
YZF1000R ('97) 12/97 2 lines showing 3 clicks out 8 clicks out position 7 of 9 7 clicks out 10 clicks out
YZF600R ('98) 8/98 stiff stiff 2 clicks out 1.25 in. sag 3 clicks out 3 clicks out
YZF-R1 ('98) 12/98 2 lines showing 2 clicks out 4 clicks out position 5 2 clicks out 7 clicks out
YZF-R6 ('99) 6/99 1 line showing 3 clicks out 3 clicks out position 6 8 clicks out 7 clicks out raise fork tubes 9mm in clamps with D207GP tires
YZF-R6 ('99) 12/99 6 lines showing 3 clicks out 3 clicks out position 4 from soft 8 clicks out 7 clicks out raise fork tubes 5mm from stock with Pirelli Dragon EVO tires
YZF-R1 ('99) 12/99 2 lines showing 2 clicks out 4 clicks out position 6 3 clicks out 7 clicks out
YZF-R6 ('00) 10/00 7 lines showing 2 clicks out 6 clicks out position 4 from soft 10 clicks out 7 clicks out with Michelin Pilot Race tires
YZF-R6 ('00) 12/00 3 lines showing 2 clicks out 6 clicks out position 4 from soft 8 clicks out 8 clicks out set fork tube height to 12mm from clip-on with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
YZF-R1 ('00) 8/00 3 lines showing 6 clicks out 4 clicks out position 6 of 9 9 clicks out 11 clicks out with Metzeler Rennsport race tires
YZF-R1 ('00) 12/00 3 lines showing 6 clicks out 4 clicks out position 6 of 9 9 clicks out 11 clicks out with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
YZF-R6 ('01) 6/02 3 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out position 6 from soft 7 clicks out 7 clicks out set fork tube height to 10mm above flat portion of clip-on, with Dunlop D208GP tires fitted
YZF-R6 ('01) 12/02 3 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out position 6 from soft 6 clicks out 8 clicks out set fork tube height 10mm raised from stock, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
YZF-R1 ('01) 12/02 3 lines showing 6 clicks out 4 clicks out position 6 of 9 8 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height 6mm raised from stock, with Metzeler Rennsport tires fitted
YZF-R1 ('02) 8/02 3 lines showing 12 clicks out 12 clicks out position 3 from full soft 14 clicks out 14 clicks out set fork tube height to 4mm above top triple clamp, 9mm with Michelin Pilot Race 2 tires fitted
YZF-R6 ('03) 6/03 6 lines showing 2 clicks out 6 clicks out position 4 from soft 11 clicks out 9 clicks out set fork tube height to 10mm above flat portion of clip-on, with Pirelli Supercorsa tires, 0mm with stock Dunlop D208ZR tires
YZFR6 ('03) 12/03 6 lines showing 2 clicks out 6 clicks out position 5 from soft 10 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height to 13mm showing above outer portion of clip-on with Michelin Pilot Race M2 tires, 0mm with stock Dunlop D208ZR tires
YZF-R6 ('04) 8/04 7 lines showing 1 click out 11 clicks out position 5 of 9 2 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height to 10mm showing above flat portion of bar clamp with Dunlop D208 GP-A tires
YZF-R1 ('04) 6/04 3 lines showing 7 clicks out 9 clicks out position 8 of 9 21 clicks out 7 clicks out set fork tube height to 5mm showing above triple clamp
YZF-R6 ('05) 4/05 6 lines showing 4 clicks out 8 clicks out position 5 from full soft 4 clicks out 10 clicks out set fork tube height flush with top of clip-ons
YZF-R1 ('05) 5/05 4 lines showing 11 clicks out 12 clicks out 7 from full soft 26 clicks out 9 clicks out set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
FJR1300 ('05) 6/05 2 lines showing 4 clicks out 7 clicks out hard position 3 clicks out
YZF-R6 ('06) 7/06 2 lines showing 7 clicks out Low Speed: 4 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.75 turns out position 3 of 8 2 clicks out Low Speed: 14 clicks out ; High Speed: 9 clicks out
YZF-R6S ('06) 10/06 4 lines showing 4 clicks out 4 clicks out position 3 from full soft 1 click out 4 clicks out Ride height: fork tubes flush with flat part of clip-ons
YZF-R1 ('06) 6/06 4 lines showing 11 clicks out 12 clicks out position 7 from full soft full soft 9 clicks out set fork tube height to 4mm above triple clamp
YZF-R1 LE ('06) 10/06 5 turns out 11 clicks out 12 clicks out 13mm thread showing to top of preload collar, 14.5 turns out on hydraulic preload adjuster 14 clicks out Low Speed: 10 clicks out ; High Speed: 2.5 clicks out
YZF-R6 ('07) 5/07 2 lines showing 8 clicks out High-speed: 2 turns out; Low-speed: 4 clicks out position 3 from full soft 2 clicks out High-speed: 9 clicks out; Low-speed: 14 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
YZF-R1 ('07) 3/07 5 lines showing 8 clicks out 7 clicks out Position 7 of 9 7 clicks out High Speed: 2 turns out ; Low Speed: 8 turns out Set ride height to 4mm from top of fork tube to top of triple clamp
YZF-R1 ('07) 7/07 6 lines showing 10 clicks out 14 clicks out position 4 from full soft 6 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 15 clicks out Ride height: set fork tubes flush with triple clamp
YZF-R1 ('08) 6/08 3 lines showing 10 clicks out 12 clicks out position 4 from full soft 5 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 10 clicks out Ride height: 4mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
YZF-R6 ('09) 6/09 3 lines showing 18 clicks out High-speed: 2 turns out; Low-speed: 14 clicks out position 4 of 8 2 clicks out High-speed: 4 turns out; Low-speed: 14 clicks out Ride height: 2 lines showing on fork tube
YZF-R1 ('09) 7/09 4 lines showing 14 clicks out 26 clicks out 8 turns out 14 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 14 clicks out
YZF-R1 ('09) 8/09 4 lines showing 18 clicks out 4 clicks out 12.25 turns in from full soft 21 clicks out High-speed: 2.75 turns out; Low-speed: 5 clicks out
YZF-R1 ('10) 6/10 2 lines showing 10 clicks out 15 clicks out 5 turns out 20 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 3 turns out
YZF-R6 ('10) 8/10 4 lines showing 19 clicks out High-speed: 2.5 turns out; Low-speed: 17 turns out position 4 of 8 15 clicks out High-speed: 4 turns out; Low-speed: 15 clicks out Ride height: 2 lines showing on fork tube
YZF-R6 ('11) 8/11 2 lines showing 17 clicks out High-speed: 1.75 turns out; low-speed: 5 clicks out position 4 from full soft 5 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; low-speed: 13 clicks out Ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
FZ1 ('11) 8/11 4 lines showing 21 clicks out 5 clicks out position 5 from full soft 1 click out n/a Ride height: set fork caps flush with top triple clamp
FZ8 ('11) 10/11 n/a n/a n/a position 5 of 9 n/a n/a
YZF-R1 ('12) 9/12 2 lines showing 8 clicks out 10 clicks out 9 turns in from full soft 20 clicks out High-speed: 3 clicks out; low-speed: 7 clicks out Ride height: set forks flush with top triple clamp
YZF-R6 ('13) 8/13 2 lines showing 17 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 15 clicks out position 4 13 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; low-speed: 137 clicks out Ride height: 10mm fork tube showing above top triple clamp
FZ-09 ('14) 5/14 2 lines showing .5 turns out n/a Position 5 of 7 1 turn out n/a
YZF-R1 ('16) 9/16 7 turns out from full stiff 6 clicks out 15 clicks out 6mm thread showing 9 clicks out High-speed: 3 turns out; Low-speed: 10 clicks out

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