As per Phil Chisholm recomendations i backed off the fork preload by 2mm las night. Even after such a small adjustment I have noticed the difference. The front end was a lot less twitchy but still handled really sharp. I took it up to 130 on that airfield we have all been using and found there was still a speed wobble but not as bad. I'm going to try some further adjustments tonight to see if it's any better.
As per Phil Chisholm recomendations i backed off the fork preload by 2mm las...
Nice one Benny. Before you back off any more preload try reducing the damping by a click or two.
Will do Phil. Cheers.
I'm not shy of the spanners but this is the first time I have ever tweaked my own suspension in 16 years. Bit daft but I have always found it to be a black art as there are quite a few veriables. So I'm getting a grip and having a play. Thanks for the advice Phil
You're welcome. To be honest we've only got two settings to play with and so it shouldn't be so daunting.
Removed all the pre load on the rear shock last night . On the way to work this morning across some bumpy roads the ride was less shock more relaxed. I will back off the rebound to a point where it goes bouncy again and add a click or two back in.
Rear will then be sorted.
Front I'm happy with at the mo and I'll not change it until I get some non OE rubber on.
Ditto Steve, I'm going back to a similar setting once I get back home this evening. I wound it back up for luggage but my backside is beginning to remind me why I backed it off in the first place.
This evening I went out for another A-Mode session. I backed off the rear preload two positions from standard, which was how I had it previously, but also reduced two clicks of damping on the front combined with the 2mm less preload I've been running. I had tried this setting before and put the damping back to standard, but tonight I tried some different roads with some really crappy surfaces. On the brakes over bumps I definately gave more confidence to brake a little harder if needed whilst in corners I felt it needed a tiny nudge of the inside bar to really turn in quick but at the same time felt supremely planted. The rear also squats just a tiny bit on the power, which is no bad thing, and mid-corner power application still felt like I was getting plenty of feedback, if anything it felt like you could take greater liberties with a fist full of early throttle. I like it and I'm gonna stick with these settings as a 14 stone rider - but as they say "your mileage may vary".
Benny, another thing that occured to me. I seem to recall someone saying that they were having problems getting the OE fitment Dunlops balanced. Before I took delivery of my bike I had the valve stems replaced to take Garmin tyre pressure sensors and the wheels had to be completely rebalanced and needed quite a lot more weight to be added. I don't know what Yamaha's balancing would be like from the factory but I'd put money on a dealer with a bit of time doing a better job. Might be worth checking it out. Just a thought.
Fair one. Not got long left on the front now so will have a new tyre balanced on there by July. Will see if that makes a difference.