View Full Version : Suspension setup for 190 pound rider

09-22-2012, 12:34 AM
How many clicks would you guys start out at on all 9 adjustments

09-22-2012, 01:01 AM
What model do you have?

09-22-2012, 02:55 AM
Xb9r sorry, 2003

09-22-2012, 03:20 AM
This is out of the 09 owners manual and for an XB9SX.
Maybe it'll help.

09-22-2012, 05:58 AM
Thanks guys!

09-22-2012, 07:29 AM

09-22-2012, 04:18 PM
If any of you could throw input into my other thread in the troubles and diag section also would be greatly appreciated

11-15-2012, 06:34 PM
Hey oh9bolt, the settings listed in my 03' service manual are different from yours. Is your pic for a later model and possibly different? My factory service manual chart for an 03':



I currently have my rear shock preload on #4, front at 4 lines (the 4th line just above the adjuster barely) and the compression/rebound set to the factory "sport" settings. I'm 190lbs and 5'9", seems to work good for me, bike was really weird at first when all settings were for 150lbs and less and the compression/rebound was "something" lol.

11-15-2012, 07:12 PM
You're right RamAirZ, I must have picked the wrong pic in my photobucket account. [up]



11-15-2012, 07:33 PM
Couldn't tell ya since I haven't weighed 190 since I was 16

11-15-2012, 07:38 PM

Paul. B
08-02-2015, 06:49 PM
Hi there, I'm 78Kg + 170lbs or so and I started with the standard settings (Similar to the one below) and rode it till I got it right. This wasn't anywhere near the standard settings. I guess these depend on your riding style.

I've used 1 turn out on front compression, 1.1/4 out on rebound and 2 pre-load rings showing on the front forks.

Rear is 1.1/4 turns out on bottom left adjuster 2.1/2 out on the seat adjuster, Right side adjuster is weird as it doesn't seem to line up to anywhere so I just set that in the middle of it's movement. Coupled with 2nd from lowest on the rear spring, I'm about to adjust the rear spring up one more level just to eliminate slight chatter on the front disc (had this eliminated at one point).

Someone on this site gave me great advice. DO ONE ADJUSTMENT AT A TIME. It really works. But you've got to start somewhere (The chart below is as good a start as any).

Took me a week, riding after adjustments and also out on the road, but always one thing at a time or you will lose your way time after time.

Good luck buddy.

It's really worth the effort. Mine is like a different bike with the adjustments done.