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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-10-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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suspension set up

i'am farely new to riding a sport bike and was looking for some help in setting up the suspension on my 01 rc51. i'am about 220 and the bike wants to wheely very easy although it is fun but it just wheelies to easy!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-15-2008, 04:28 PM
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your 220 and the bike is lifting up on you easily? Damn !!! Either its to much gas and clutch or your bike is a monster. I know nothing about the suspension on these things cause theres just to many adjustments you can make but try finding a local bike shop or even dealer and they'll beable to set you up. Shouldn't be expensive at all.
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thanx jgos929

thanx but it is defenetly not to much gas and clutch just roll the throttle on and wheelie bike does work awsome!
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I'm going this weekend to get my suspension set up for my height and weight. I noticed some uneven tire wear
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AMAZING! I'm 6'2"-250lb and don't unnecessarily wheelie mine, and I have 15/42 sprockets. I guess I'm uber-smooth on my throttle due to having more touchy, powerful, and wheelie-happy machines prior to the 51. I'm running my '03 on the stock suspension settings which seem fine for my weight.

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190ish, 15/41 gearing, full Ohlins and I have no issues with the bike being a wheelie machine.....unless I make it into one.

Maybe you are confusing the front getting very light under hard acceleration opposed to it being a wheelie machine???
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ya thanx guys but not confusing light front end to wheelie when you gotta get out of the throttle a bit and climb on the bars! trust me it is a wheelie machine!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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WOW! I can't even get my 51 to wheelie. My rear tire just spins and thats with my ass all the way back I wish I could get mine to wheelie. any sugestions for me.
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