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im looking to get my biked dial to my weight. anyone have any suggestions as to where or whom i can get this done?

my last biked i had dialed in at the track. id like to get it done before my next track day.

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it's better to do it at the track...

or you can have GP Motorcycles, CalCycleworks, or Lee's (i've never been there) dial it in.

But, I think you get a better benefit by doing it at the track because you can really push your bike and get it to where you need it.


or you can just post up because there's a bunch of tinkerer's on this board

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Jeremy Toye at Lee's did my Multistrada and my RC51. Had both on track after and had no complaints. :grin:

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Jeremy Toye did all my bikes as well.

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Dave Moss from Catalyst Suspension did mine last trackday onsite for like $25. Bike handled well just after. You might want to look him up but I think his van was just robbed.

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You can pick up Suspension Tuning books at both GP Motorcycles and Moto Forza that will educate you on how to setup your suspension yourself.


The best way to go ultimately is to learn to do your own setup. It's not rocket science and once you get it down you will not only save yourself a lot of money from paying others to do it, but you will know your bike a LOT better.

Befriend a good suspension MECHANIC, though. You may need help swapping internals and unless you have all of the tools required you will need help.


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Talk to Josh @ Racetech.com

he's usually at the trackdays, but has a shop in temecula.

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Sliberty wrote:
You can pick up Suspension Tuning books at both GP Motorcycles and Moto Forza that will educate you on how to setup your suspension yourself.



any books in particular you recommend?

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"Sportbike Suspension Tuning" By Andrew Trevitt. It's the book I currently use as a reference point.


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i noticed a 1098 on the cover.... nice!

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You can pick up the book at either GP Motorcycles or Moto Forza.

Big Benefit: Catch either Paul at GP (The Owner) or catch Chris at Moto Forza (Cool part dude and racer) and they can give you added insight into the suspension topic to get your started. Great help, great guys


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Sliberty wrote:

The best way to go ultimately is to learn to do your own setup. It's not rocket science and once you get it down you will not only save yourself a lot of money from paying others to do it, but you will know your bike a LOT better.


Actually there is a science to it. That is how people are able to make entire careers out of it. I agree though, learn how the supension works and if nothing else it will help you communicate with a suspension guy to tell them what the bike is doing. Another reason is because you will not always have a suspension guy there for you and may need to make some changes on your own.

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It is true, there are Gurus. But there are MANY guys out there that claim they are suspension guys and really have no clue. So you have to be careful.


I got one of the bad ones and I basically paid the guy $40 to screw up my suspension. Sucks.


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