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Pillion settings???
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:50 pm 
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There seems to be a big difference in the pressure for the rear tyre if carrying a pillion, 36 up to 42?
I'm gonna be doing a bit of pillion carrying this summer and am not sure what to do?

Also, Can anyone advise me on the suspension settings with a pillion. (What to do and how to do it)

I'm about 13 stone and 6' tall, the missus is about 8 & 1/2 stone and 5'6" tall.

I'll also have a 48 litre top box , throw over panniers and a tank bag.
I would expect the luggage (evenly distributed of course) to weigh a total of about 3-4 stone.

Cheers,

Jelly.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:09 pm 

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W ould put rear preload up to the highest setting Jerry, you will need a C spanner and some patience..

Only have it at that setting when loaded up and with a pillion though or it will be like riding a pogo stick.

Front will need maybe 1 ring of stiffening, but 2 if the bike is heavily loaded.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:12 pm 
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Is there a happy medium at all.

Dont wanna have to keep buggering about every time the old woman aint with me.
(going to Germany in August and want a go around the 'ring', alone of course)

Jelly.


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Its difficult to say m8 as your shock could be tired, or like new...

What I would reccomend is get some cable ties and put them around ur shock and forks, push them to the top of the shock and the dust seals on the forks.

Load the bike up and CAREFULLY get u and ur wife on the bike, without pushing it down.. you just want it to settle into its normal loaded weight.

Get everything off and see how far the cable tie has been pushed down, it shouldnt be more than 25mm.

If its more increase preload until it moves less than 25mm, if its not much more i would suggest you leave it as its probably ok.


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