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Old 06-14-2009, 09:25 AM
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Hey all I ride and 02 F4i and am getting ready to ride for the first time with a passenger. I am aware I need to adjust the suspension and most likely the tire pressure. Unfortunately, when I bought the bike it did not come with and owners manual which supposedly has the riding with a passenger specs. If someone could please tell me the specs for the suspension and tire pressure (or anything else I may need to know) that would be great! Thanks.
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:01 AM
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Actually, there's a little sticker down on the swing arm that gives tire inflation specs. Least mine has it. It gives same pressure solo or two-up.

As for suspension, as mentioned in other threads, setting it for two up is iffy at best. Try it stock and see how it feels. Maybe run the preload up a little. Chances are, you're not gonna need to do that.

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Old 06-14-2009, 11:09 AM
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max the tire pressure per what it says on your tires, usually 42 rear, 40 front front I think. The suspension tho depends on your weight and your passengers weight. But you should only have to jack the preload up.
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:16 PM
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I never adjust my suspension or pressure when riding two up if it helps, haha. Doesn't bother me any.

Though maybe I don't know what I'm missing. *shrug*
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:19 PM
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I never adjust my suspension or pressure when riding two up if it helps, haha. Doesn't bother me any.

Though maybe I don't know what I'm missing. *shrug*
I havent had to either, but I have noticed leaning is easier with a passenger lol. Also noticed in the pix from the Dragon my bike sits lower than I like with a passenger. But hopefully she'll have her own bike here soon
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:23 PM
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Off topic, but there's a couple nice sweeping turns around here that I can go through faster with a passenger than I can by myself. Not sure why, lol.
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:28 PM
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Off topic, but there's a couple nice sweeping turns around here that I can go through faster with a passenger than I can by myself. Not sure why, lol.
last trip we took to the dragon I was scraping toes left and right 2up(i dont hang off any when riding a passenger) lol. I think the added weight makes the bike lean easier n more than we're use too normally. I cant seem to go as fast or lean as much solo either lol. Maybe we need Busa's now??? lmmfao
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:35 PM
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Off topic, but there's a couple nice sweeping turns around here that I can go through faster with a passenger than I can by myself. Not sure why, lol.
More rear traction from the weight?
 
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I guess I will ride the way I have it already set then as far as suspension. Tires are all good so we will see how it goes! Thanks a ton everyone!
 
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:41 PM
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I kinda feel the same way aken does. Don't adjust anything, and can seemingly go through some turns faster. Mine are left turns. I can cruise right through.
 

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