Short people and the effects on suspension

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9/23/2017 5:00 PM

I'm 5'5" 155 and can't seem to get any suspension dialed in 100%, factory connection suspension is great and that's who I've always used but I swear being on the shorter size and riding a 250f/450f that the valvaing or spring rates aren't accurate. Like my short arms and legs can only get weight but so far back and so far forward that I feel like I'm battlingbraling bumps or acceleration bumps like no other. What are your thoughts? I could be way in left field but I swear I'm not lol


9/23/2017 5:54 PM

Hummm, I think the suspension tuners can only set up the bike based on the feedback you give them.

How honest are you with your speed and riding style? How much feedback do you give them based on what you don't like about the bike?


9/23/2017 6:57 PM

I agree w carlinos post. When you call a suspension shop you need to tell them what exactly youre feeling and where. If braking bumps are too violent for you, you need to tell them that so they can set it up for you.


2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600