Ducati Panigale standard

//Ducati Panigale standard

Ducati Panigale standard

Panigale standard

 

Features and settings

Fork caps:

–       are “extended” to allow additional fork positioning over stock to allow greater rake and trail range

–       preload adjuster is sunk inside the cap

 

Fork Preload

–       17mm socket for an anodized adjuster

–       initial impression of stiff springs

 

Fork rebound

–       4mm allen bucking the trends of 3mm allen adjusters

–       dial or flat blade screw adjuster with detent for clicks

Fork compression

–       4mm allen bucking the trends of 3mm allen adjusters

–       dial or flat blade screw adjuster with detent for clicks

 

Shock Preload:

–       manual preload adjustment with 2 castle nut collars

–       need 3mm allen to remove shock cover bolts to adjust

 

Shock compression

–       dial or flat blade screw adjuster with detent for clicks

–       use either to adjust settings

–       dial or flat blade screw adjuster with detent for clicks

Shock rebound

–       silver dial at the end of the shock with a black band

 

 

Shock linkage

–       left at the stock setting

 

Suspension and chassis settings:

170lb rider, no gear running high intermediate lap times at Miller Motorsports Park UT full configuration

 

FORKS:

Fork position: – stock

Fork preload: – 6 turns in from full soft

Fork rebound:- 6 clicks out

Fork compression 8-10 clicks out

 

SHOCK:

–       no free sag stock

–       3 turns of preload removed = 7mm of free sag, 28mm rider sag

–       compression at 4-6 clicks out

–       rebound at 2-3 clicks out

–       OEM shock length

–       Link in stock linear position

 

Range:

–       fork preload seemed to have linear effect when changed

–       fork rebound seemed to have a range from zero to 12 clicks out

–       fork compression seemed to have range from zero to 16 clicks out

–       shock spring appears to be linear

–       shock compression seemed to have range from zero to 6 clicks out

–       shock rebound seemed to have range from zero to 4 clicks out

 

Overall

– Forks robust and aimed primarily at 160 – 190lb rider

– Shock needs to be resolved immediately

– shock aimed at 125-150lb rider

 

 

By | 2018-01-27T18:58:45+00:00 January 4th, 2018|Categories: Reviews|0 Comments

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