Front fork setting
The front fork setting should be made depend-
ing on the rider's feeling of an actual run and
the circuit conditions.
The front fork setting includes the following
1. Setting of air spring characteristics
Change the fork oil level.
2. Setting of spring preload
Change the spring.
3. Setting of damping force
Change the compression damping.
Change the rebound damping.
The spring acts on the load and the damp-
ing force acts on the cushion travel speed.
Change in level and characteristics of fork
Damping characteristic near the final stroke
can be changed by changing the fork oil
Adjust the oil level in 5 mm (0.2 in) incre-
ments or decrements. Too low oil level
causes the front fork to produce a noise at
full rebound or the rider to feel some pres-
sure on his hands or body. Alternatively,
too high oil level will develop unexpectedly
early oil lock with the consequent shorter
front fork travel and deteriorated perfor-
mance an characteristics. Therefore, adjust
the front fork within the specified range.
È Air spring characteristics in relation to oil level
1 Max. oil level
2 Standard oil level
3 Min. oil level
7 - 12
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Standard oil level:
90 mm (3.54 in)
Extent of adjustment:
80 ~ 120 mm (3.15 ~ 4.72 in)
From top of outer tube with
inner tube and damper rod fully
compressed without spring.