September 25th, 2013
After Tuesdays bumpy ride I decided to look at the suspension settings this afternoon. I'd had the suspension set up by BG Motorsport in Silverstone www.bgmotorsports.co.uk back in 2010, who set the bike up for my weight, set the static sag and had the bike set up for more track conditions, which is the main reason my bike is so stiff, which normally I prefer. They wrote down all the settings for me, but typically over time, I've lost those. So before I started playing around, I had to find out what those settings were, which was just simply a case of counting the clicks down. Okay sorted...or so I thought. The plan was to set everything to standard and then stiffen it up a little and I wanted to start with the rear shock. This is when I realised I didn't have the right tools to adjust the settings. The front wasn't a problem as all the adjusters are within easy reach but the end result was that I set everything back to my current settings as I didn't want my bike running really stiff at the back and a bit soft at the front. Time to search the web and buy some more toys
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My name is Matt Brown and I'm a UK journalist formerly based in London, but now calling the South of England home. I've been riding bikes since 2007, but got hooked straight away. Nothing gives me the feeling of freedom, even when stuck in a city. In 2010 I became a RoSPA gold rider, but when it comes down to it, I'm Just a normal man, riding his bikes as often as he can.