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betoney last won the day on March 20

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  • Birthday 10/24/1966

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    Olympia, Wa
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    2015 FJ-09

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  1. Were you able to dial out some of the compression damping? or were they harsh regardless? I'm curious if K-Tech components are focused more for sport riding?
  2. OK, maybe I'm missing something here but where are the index marks on the adjuster that lines up with the notch on the swingarm?
  3. Yeah, I was skeptical but it really seems to work well.
  4. New tires and new suspension... its a good day indeed! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  5. @skipperT - Using the Sonic Springs Calculator and the Race Tech Calculator it sounds like 0.85kg/mm 'should' be the correct fork springs for your weight. Race Tech offers 0.80kg/mm as their lightest spring. Race Tech lists the stock fork spring rate as 0.70kg/mm, I don't know if they are progressive or straight rate (you can tell by looking at them) but if they are straight rate, you could put the light spring on the compression leg... just thinking out loud here...
  6. Knowing the range - Reb 0-32 and Comp 0-28 is good info to have, it looks like you have yours set about halfway and still gives a 'firmish' ride. @skipperT that might be something to consider, K-Tech might have more restrictive valving and needs to be opened more than usual to lessen the damping effect. Making only one setting at a time, start with the compression circuit on the shock. Turn the adjuster fully closed to 0 - clockwise. Open it up -counter clockwise- 25 clicks and ride it and see if it is too plush for you and then you could add +5 (to 20) clicks out to feel the difference. If you have your compression circuit almost fully open and it is still harsh then you might need to consider having them re-do the shim stack valving.
  7. Three cheers for upgrading the suspension but sorry to hear that you cant get it dialed in. Are you feeling the lack of bump absorption on both the front and rear? how far have you backed off the compression from fully closed? I have found most aftermarket suspension to be fairly responsive to adjustments, 2-3 clicks should be noticeable. In your case, try a bigger adjustment, like -5 clicks counter clockwise to see if that makes enough of a difference and then you can fine tune with 1-2 clicks. I would run the same stretch of road back and forth adjusting only either the shock or fork each time. DO NOT try making a bunch of adjustments at once and try and make sense of it, keep a pocket notebook noting how many clicks each time.
  8. At that price, maybe pick up a 2nd pair, especially since there is currently a $50 rebate. http://static-content.motosport.com/product/PDF/1581443062Michelin_Spring_Promo_Flyer_ENG_US_V2.pdf Receive a $50 Michelin Mastercard Reward Card by mail when you purchase a set (ONE Front and ONE Rear) of eligible Michelin Tires (Anakee III, Anakee Adventure, Anakee Wild, Commander III Cruiser, Commander III Touring, Power GP, Power 5, Road 5, Road 5 GT, Road 5 Trail , Scorcher 11, Scorcher 21, Scorcher 31, or Scorcher 32) between March 1st and 31st, 2020!* *For additional details, terms and conditions, please see the attached Michelin Spring Promo 2020 form or visit HERE.
  9. Plenty of lighting, I don't think you will have any trouble being seen.๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
  10. I get where you are coming from but apart from the single philips fastener on each side at least all of the fasteners use a 4mm hex... that counts for something doesn't it?๐Ÿ˜Ž
  11. @redfjniner Damn, that is quite a resume' (and a whole lot of bad luck). Best of luck to you in healing and continued riding.
  12. What is difficult about working on the FJ? Its a naked with a screen, you can have it town down to the airbox in about 10 minutes.
  13. Same here, I have a '15 and want auto blip down shift, is a dual direction QS setup available? I'm not sure that there is a GYTR QS for the 2015/ '16 but FTECU makes one for $240 and requires a bike side harness. ๐Ÿ˜ข FT ECU Inc. ยป 2015-2017 Yamaha FJ-09 ECU-Based Quickshifter Kit
  14. That makes sense, I never knew that their position was adjustable. Anything that allows you to ride in comfort for longer periods is worth it. ๐Ÿ‘