Looks like Shell grip carnage to me! Snetterton (before its track was reconfigured and resurfaced) blobbed up tyres like that 3 secs out of the pits .......
With so much free sag theres scope for using packers to get more preload and reduce free/bike sag. If the free sag is minimal, and rider sag is excessive (i.e. 45 + mm) then heavier weight springs would be needed. Its a combination of free sag verse rider sag to determine whether the spring rate is correct. Ive never bottomed my forks out, their is usually around 35mm of stauntion showing below red O ring after a good blast on the road or track. 25mm where there is no travel, so aprox 10mm of travel left.So from my understanding you add a spacer to be able to compress the spring further?
Isnt this a sign that you actually need to change springs? Or am I wrong on this one?
Not all if them but certainly some have needed.Cutting edge technology, class leading bike costing £15799 UK RRP and needs spacers adding to the forks to enable the correct pre-load settings, strewth . . .
Very similar to my setup, front comp 23 for me. will post what i have at some stage, but it took a bit of trial and error to get it where i like it. also i find the bike rides nicer when i have my touring bag on. I'm 75kgs.Been reading through this thread with an open mind I took a test ride on my gen 3 before buying it and it handled great on standard settings so all goo, however, once I got my new bike delivered had a bit tweak with settings to make it better for the bumpy roads I use (not track quality)
This made the bike mint and does not kick and buck out of the seat it handles as it should for fast road riding. The sandard sdr1290 gen 3 comes set up on standard settings which works great but if you want that bit more its a case of fine tunning only.
- Front compression out 25
- front rebound out 14
- rear comp 12
- rear hi speed 1.75
- rear rebound out 15
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Ive had 4 Aprilias, first 3 had Ohlins, which i had re-valved and re-sprung to suit my weight, the last was a V4 Tuono with SACH, i had to fit all new fork internals and a TTX shock. It was diabolical stock. Ive found my 3 1290's suspensions to be very good overall, (GT, really touring suspension) my 790 i fitted a Nitron shock, and Matris fork kit, its suspension was ok for the road, (built to a budget) but not suited for the track. Im more than happy with the WP on my 2020 1290R.You’d think the silly cunts would have this sorted after 4 incarnations of the same bike. The Tuono V4 Factory Ohlins suspension is superb out of the box, why can’t WP manage this ? It’s on a par quality wise in the racing world
Why not?😂😂I'm still not happy with mine. I thinking about a cartridge upgrade on the front and a revalve on the rear.