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Offline M.Martin

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New guy
« on: April 16, 2018, 03:26:24 AM »
Hello, I just purchased a 2018 1000th last Friday. I am looking forward to gaining knowledge of the suspension settings and what will work best for a 210 lbs rider. I usually am more of a sport rider and have owned mostly sport or sport touring bikes. I am leaving Tuesday from my home near Tampa, Florida to North Carolina to ride the Smokey Mountains and have a few other trips planned.

Offline Deso_70

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Re: New guy
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 04:25:46 AM »
Welcome to the forum Martin.

Even though you’re a sports bike fan I don’t think you’ll feel wanting while riding the V1K. It’s a fantastic all rounder. I can’t help you with suspension as I’ve not really changed the stock settings other than put the rear pre load up when having a pillion.

Enjoy your up coming trips. It would be good if you could stick a thread up of your adventure. Even better if you can provide pics 😁
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Re: New guy
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2018, 07:15:22 AM »
Welcome to a great bike and a great forum.
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Re: New guy
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 07:30:04 AM »
 :185: and Let the good times roll!  :028:
This is a bloody great Bike....!

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Re: New guy
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 11:09:43 AM »
Welcome along M M You have chosen an excellent bike  and now you've found the best accessory.......this forum  :002: 

Your suspension settings are, of course, something that only you can adjust to your liking, take a suitable socket and ratchet plus a screwdriver and make a few adjustments to the front suspension (rebound and damping) whilst out on the road, it isn't difficult and will put you in harmony with your new bike...adjustments to the rear suspension are also easy to make and generally involve the rear spring preload and can be made by turning the control knob (located by the right side pillion peg) by hand.
Rear rebound damping will require a screwdriver to the screw adjuster at the lower end of the rear shock absorber

Information about this is within your bikes handbook

Good luck and enjoy your trip...pics would be good
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Re: New guy
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2018, 11:16:56 AM »
*Originally Posted by M.Martin [+]
Hello, I just purchased a 2018 1000th last Friday. I am looking forward to gaining knowledge of the suspension settings and what will work best for a 210 lbs rider. I usually am more of a sport rider and have owned mostly sport or sport touring bikes. I am leaving Tuesday from my home near Tampa, Florida to North Carolina to ride the Smokey Mountains and have a few other trips planned.

Welcome to this great forum, it is a mine of very useful information, and, it's all free! You have got yourself a great bike for your planned trips. Ride safe and let us know how you get on  :028:

PS
In my experience, what usually works best for a 210lb rider is a diet!  :008: :008: :008:
Sorry, that is only some of the warped sense of humour that you might come across in this forum  :008:

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Re: New guy
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 11:19:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
Welcome to this great forum, it is a mine of very useful information, and, it's all free! You have got yourself a great bike for your planned trips. Ride safe and let us know how you get on  :028:

PS
In my experience, what usually works best for a 210lb rider is a diet!  :008: :008: :008:
Sorry, that is only some of the warped sense of humour that you might come across in this forum  :008:

Oy, 210 lb aint that heavy.....he might be 7 foot tall  :008:

Anyway that slightly less than my weight   :goggle:   
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Re: New guy
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2018, 11:27:37 AM »
*Originally Posted by TYKE [+]
Oy, 210 lb aint that heavy.....he might be 7 foot tall  :008:

Anyway that slightly less than my weight   :goggle:   

  :008: But you don't look a smidgen over 175lbs Tyke :008:

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Re: New guy
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2018, 11:29:22 AM »
*Originally Posted by BikerMan [+]
  :008: But you don't look a smidgen over 175lbs Tyke :008:

I like you   :008:     however looks can be deceiving  :002:     
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Re: New guy
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2018, 11:36:29 AM »
I'm 175lbs and have had my V for 2 years and have not touched the suspension.  You might want it a little softer for the long ride up there, and a little harder once you hit the twisties.

If you're leaving tomorrow, bring some warmer clothes -  it's 47 here this morning

 



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