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Offline Ant

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What exactly is the difference between using the road and dynamic settings vs where you can add rider + luggage or 2 riders ( the 2 little helmet icons)?

What I'm trying to figure out is why when I use the dynamic setting with 1 rider the ride is stiffer but the rear end doesn't raise up like when I use the luggage setting in road mode.

Speaking of which I've been finding in the twisties the 1 rider + luggage in road mode feels the best for me regarding handing. Call me crazy.

BTW I don't ride with any luggage or passengers.

Thanks in advance.

Offline Redrick

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Re: I'm a suspension dope, those with the know here's a question
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2017, 07:37:14 AM »
Dynamic mode for suspension

I believe that it makes the damping and rebound more aggressive and faster responding  it also  stiffens the front to reduce dive under heavy braking.

The rider plus pillion or luggage options adjust the pre load on the rear shock.

You wil find that if play with the pre load ( passenger/luggage) you can sharpen turn in as it lifts the rear a bit


I am no expert and suspension is a personal thing so set it how you like it
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !

 



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