There are a lot of adjustments in modern sport bikes for you to deal with:- spring preload, rebound high and low speed compression. Where do you start? How do you figure out where you are? Let’s take you through some simple rules of procedure in getting you started and making you comfortable with doing this yourself.
You bike may have a slightly different design for the fork but all forks run the same premise in telescopic and upside down forks (except the BPF “big piston fork”). Preload and rebound are always located on the top of the fork, and compression is generally located at the bottom of the fork. There are a couple of exceptions where rebound is in one fork leg and compression is in the other. ALWAYS consult your owners manual for specifics on your fork adjusters!
The video example we chose from OnTheThrottle’s video selection is a 2009 Yamaha R6