K-TECH SUSPENSION WISDOM
K-Tech’s James Harpham reckons: “The rear sag on the Speed Triple was especially bad as standard. I measured it first at 20mm, which is some way off a good setting. Two turns of preload brought it back to a much more supportive 14mm. The damping in the rear was a good distance off, too. I closed the compression by eight clicks to end up at 10 clicks from fully in, and the rebound got closed by seven clicks to end up also at 10 clicks from fully in.
“The standard fork sag wasn’t as far off as the rear shock, but still needed six turns of preload adding to get it to 27mm. Then I closed the compression by eight turns to hand the bike over to Rutter for his second session with the comp settings at 10 turns from fully in. The rebound damping took six turns to also get to 10 turns from fully in.
Overall, I made some fairly major adjustments to the really soft standard set-up, but the quality of the units is there, so the effect of the changes was immediately felt when riding the bike.”
Damping settings as standard needed a fair bit of adjustment to get them right for Rutter