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Offline 3greens

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« on: July 21, 2010, 05:28:00 pm »
just  installed some pirelli angels on my 09   and the subject of pressures came up,  it was suggested  to run  rear 38   front  36   they considered the  spec pressure of 42  to be too high,my thoughts,  is  the factory  pressure based on two up  with lots of goodies on board??   i  ride all the time  single  with no bags attached and it seems to me the ride is very hard   and  ideas  or other pressure settings??    thank you  cog 9178  

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010, 06:42:00 pm »
I run 42 lbs all the time. But I also run an aggressive and stiff suspension set up.    Bionic Bob  COG & AMA member  First C14 CDA member #0220  08 C14,03 Mean Streak, & 86 C10  

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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2010, 06:22:00 am »
Run 42 in each like the manual says then adjust the suspension for desired softness. the C-14 has a bee-zillion setting combinations you can play with. I run the front with five lines showing and 5 clicks in. On the rear I dial in 15 turns with 5 clicks in. I'm usually two up and loaded.     This is a fairly frim setting but I like it that way. Nothing more dangerous that a heavy bike with squishy tires in tight handling situation.     Just my $.02.    UP  

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« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 07:45:00 pm »
Howdy,  My .02 worth.  I run the 42 front and rear and agree that to get the ride you want change the suspension settings.  The settings from the factory and the recommended settings in the manual I feel are too stiff.  I believe Kawasaki does this to cover their butt.  This bike is capable of 150 mph plus so from a liability perspective they don't want the bike wallowing around at those speeds.  Later,  Norm  

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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2010, 03:26:00 pm »
You make a good point Norm. I've not seen 150 on mine. 122 however on the GPS one day. Bike was tracking true and reaching for more. It clearly has more hoo-haa than I do. Ha!!!    UP  

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« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2010, 01:47:00 pm »
Hi Up,  With my suspension set up to give me a nice comfy ride, the last time I pushed her, at around 130 to 135 it felt like the susupension wanted to be a little bit tighter.  But that's a rare speed for me.  :)     Later,  Norm  

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« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2010, 05:12:00 pm »
135! You da BOSS. At that speed you sure don't want anything mushy under you.    I've been happy with the range of suspension adjustment on the C-14. I would like to see a chart of each combination of setting vs load and speed. Such a chart, however, would be way over my head to produce. The best I can do is seat of the pants feel. Is there a chart savey person out there?    UP