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690R Suspension Setup
« on: February 03, 2013, 11:08:51 am »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?


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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 11:28:58 am »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?




I also ran mine around 20 clicks. On the stock setting, corrugations on dirt roads are intolerable. Depends on your weight - I am around 90kg.
 

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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2013, 11:28:11 am »

Before you can start stuffing around with the clicks you have to make sure that you have the correct springs for your weight - if you do not, nothing you do to the clicks will sort out your problem
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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2013, 11:29:19 am »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?



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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2013, 11:53:33 am »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?






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Yea I know that springs are complicated to get 100% but so far I'm happy with the result, a good compromise between comfort and travel/performance
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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2013, 11:24:15 pm »
The 690's have very "hard" (5.4N/mm) fork springs with too much pre-load.
Fitting softer springs (for guys under 90kg's) and /or reducing pre-load by 5-10mm will help a lot.
There is no pre-load adjuster...the fork has to be opened to change pre-load. :(
 

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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2013, 07:59:26 pm »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?
 


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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2014, 06:12:05 pm »
I am using the standard setting 15 clicks its fine like that and I weigh around 90 kgs
 

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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2014, 06:16:33 pm »
Ive just started fiddling with the suspension on my new 690R,
Only going through the stock settings at the moment and I must say as far as comfort on tar goes it has made a big difference.
Was on the stock settings (Rebound and pre load set to 15 clicks) and have now set it all to 20 clicks and the bike is much nicer on tar.
Will still mess about and see what happens off road,

What settings you guys running with ?




You mean compression and rebound  ???
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Re: 690R Suspension Setup
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2014, 07:47:04 pm »
There are dramatic differences between the suspension of the enduro and R models, between the 275 and 250mm travel models, between fork offset of the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 models, to such an extent that saying you are running this or that without saying which version you have, makes no sense.  There can be very little commonality between model years.