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Damping adjustment on Trophy
« on: November 10, 2016, 04:41:15 pm »
Hi guys! I also decided to do the whole trade in, trade up thing with BMW and bought myself a Trophy! Wow! What a bike! I've played a bit with the hardness of the suspension till I found what suits me. Where however is the bloody knob to adjust the damping??? Does anybody know because Google only shows the models with ESA. Thanks.

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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2016, 04:52:52 pm »
Congratulations on the new bike. Post some pics of the new prized possession
 

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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2016, 09:33:59 am »
from the side stand side, run your hand down the rear shock/spring and at the bottom, you'll find the adjustment knob...
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2016, 09:55:30 am »
see pic for adjustment knobs for spring pre-load and damping
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2016, 09:57:13 am »
Hi. It is in your manual as supplied with bike.
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2016, 10:29:12 am »
I find the damping too hard and have softened mine.

I heard somewhere the seat should sag 25% when you sit on it for optimum suspension characteristics
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2016, 12:46:12 pm »
from the side stand side, run your hand down the rear shock/spring and at the bottom, you'll find the adjustment knob...
Thanks Imran! Got it

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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 01:16:37 pm »
You're welcome! Enjoying the "trophy"?
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2016, 04:56:59 pm »
Oh yes! Tremendously!!

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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2017, 02:42:47 pm »
Stand the bike upright off the stand and push down hard on the rear carrier to compress the shock,
The bike should take a full second to come back to it's normal stance (Static Sag)
If it snaps back too quick, add more rebound (turn knob at bottom clockwise in small increments - quarter turn or less) if it takes too long to come back up then turn the knob anti-clockwise.
It is a rough measurement but the best there is - push down and say Mississippi - the rest you can evaluate out on the road to see if it is right.

The sag measurements mentioned earlier are to set  the pre-load settings which are adjusted via the BEEEG Knoppie at the top of the shock. This is the adjustment of your spring pre-load to cater for your weight and ride style  It is correct that you should be looking for a "drop" of around 25% of the total shock travel.

When I get enough time I will do a proper write-up on how to set this but there are enough Americans to provide that I am sure on Google!
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Re: Damping adjustment on Trophy
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2017, 03:35:44 pm »
Stand the bike upright off the stand and push down hard on the rear carrier to compress the shock,
The bike should take a full second to come back to it's normal stance (Static Sag)
If it snaps back too quick, add more rebound (turn knob at bottom clockwise in small increments - quarter turn or less) if it takes too long to come back up then turn the knob anti-clockwise.
It is a rough measurement but the best there is - push down and say Mississippi - the rest you can evaluate out on the road to see if it is right.

The sag measurements mentioned earlier are to set  the pre-load settings which are adjusted via the BEEEG Knoppie at the top of the shock. This is the adjustment of your spring pre-load to cater for your weight and ride style  It is correct that you should be looking for a "drop" of around 25% of the total shock travel.

When I get enough time I will do a proper write-up on how to set this but there are enough Americans to provide that I am sure on Google!

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