TUNING THE CHASSIS
Checking the basic chassis setting with the rider's weight
When adjusting the basic chassis setting, first adjust the shock absorber and then the fork.
Compression damping of shock absorber
The compression damping of the shock absorber is divided into two ranges: high-speed and low-speed.
High-speed and low-speed refer to the compression speed of the rear wheel suspension and not to the vehicle speed.
The high-speed setting has an effect on the landing after a jump, for example: the rear wheel suspension compresses more quickly.
The low-speed setting has an effect when riding over long ground swells, for example: the rear wheel suspension compresses more
These two ranges can be adjusted separately, although the transition between high-speed and low-speed is gradual. Thus, changes in
the high-speed range affect the compression damping in the low-speed range and vice versa.
Adjusting the low-speed compression damping of the shock absorber
Danger of accidents Disassembly of pressurized parts can lead to injury.
The shock absorber is filled with high density nitrogen. Adhere to the description provided. (Your authorized Husqvarna work-
shop will be glad to help.)
The low-speed setting can be seen during the slow to normal compression of the shock absorber.
For optimal motorcycle riding characteristics and to avoid damage to forks, shock
absorbers, swingarm, and frame, the basic settings of the suspension components
must match the rider's weight.
As delivered, Husqvarna motorcycles are adjusted for an average rider's weight (with
full protective clothing).
Standard rider weight
If the rider's weight is above or below this range, the basic setting of the suspension
components must be adjusted accordingly.
Small weight differences can be compensated by adjusting the spring preload, but in
the case of large weight differences, the springs must be replaced.
Turn adjusting screw
Do not loosen nut
Turn counterclockwise by the number of clicks corresponding to the shock absorber
75... 85 kg (165... 187 lb.)
clockwise with a screwdriver up to the last perceptible click.