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Old 07-Sep-2006, 10:15 AM
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Yep, totally agree Chris.

My rear shock is the 750ssie one Kev fitted to the bike when I brought it. The settings are full damping and re-bound, never changed them! Everything else, standard newer forks and brakes.

I feel I have jelled with it and adapted to how it handles. It actually out-handles my 900ssie which has had thousands spent on it, so I suggest you check the obvious, sort a longer shock/get k-tech to service it (if you aren't running one) and go ride.

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Old 07-Sep-2006, 10:42 AM
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I'm final starting to understand all about this, snetterton showed up a few places where my bike felt weak. So I would like to look into servicing my shocks or finding something better. I'd also like to look at servicing the brake callipers. As Iíve not got any money at all now I'm just looking into what can be done and what id get from it. This has all been highlighted for me in this week MCN as they got an old bike to go real fast just by working on set up. I havenít messed with the shock all season, as I didnít understand what I wanted from them. Now Iíve been racing for a bit I think I can understand the changes if I made some. An advice would be fantastic and who to talk to would be good to.

p.s. some idea of cost as well.

Dom

I run a STD 900SS shock that has not been re-worked or re-conditioned...!! the forks are bog std with no work done on them at all...the brakes are std just cleaned and pads chanded regularly...2 sets a year..!!

I cant push the bike to its limit in std 49.2 bhp form as it stands.!......

You just have to ride em dude...and work on your riding etc ..... its been said by Chris and i agree and this is applicable to both 620 and 583...Just go rode em..sure of it feels wrong change it but other than that ....ride ..!!

Its not the tool its the rider..................

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Old 07-Sep-2006, 10:46 AM
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those extra few mm in length make all the difference

is that your racing advice or your chat up line Kev?
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:07 AM
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My bike has the standard 600ss rear shock[although it did measure the same as my 900ie shock] set up as per the factory handbook!
The front forks i have never touched but they are alot softer than my road bikes.
I run road tyre pressures to. IF it ain,t broke don,t fix it i say.

Brakes, well ive had the lot.No brakes at Castle Combe,locked front in the wet at Donny...........like my new set up though Brembo radial mcyl[more for piece of mind after Combe] and Pfm pads.

If in doubt flat out the 583 motto.......unless its the last lap.......in the lead...........sigh!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:11 AM
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I found I couldn’t ride through the boom hole flat out as I was convinced the rear shock was at its limit. After riding Alans bike #36 at cadwell the front end just felt so much more stable on corner entry and on the brakes you could feel what the front was doing, with mine it real hard to know what the front is doing and if you have to make a change in the corner the bike bounces about. I know Iv not changed any thing to do with this area yet and I feel I'm pushing the bike to its limit now and I’m finding that the suspensions not keeping up with me.
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:13 AM
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My bike has the standard 600ss rear shock[although it did measure the same as my 900ie shock] set up as per the factory handbook!
The front forks i have never touched but they are alot softer than my road bikes.
I run road tyre pressures to. IF it ain,t broke don,t fix it i say.

Brakes, well ive had the lot.No brakes at Castle Combe,locked front in the wet at Donny...........like my new set up though Brembo radial mcyl[more for piece of mind after Combe] and Pfm pads.

If in doubt flat out the 583 motto.......unless its the last lap.......in the lead...........sigh!!!!!!!!!


i know mate but this is an area i real want to understand and lean about
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:15 AM
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i know mate but this is an area i real want to understand and lean about

Understand and learn what m8.?
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:16 AM
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Surely Dom needs to feel comfortable on his bike first before he starts to worry about going really fast? His shock may be fuxxored for all we know, so I'd recommend that the least you do is get it serviced and setup with a spring to suit you - so at least you know that it's working as it should and the adjusters are going to have an effect!


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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:19 AM
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thats the thing i have no idea if there working properly the bikes over 12 years old and no ones ever touched them
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Old 07-Sep-2006, 11:20 AM
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k-tech doent want to know so any others
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