Penske ride height increment

zoran zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 21 18:13:42 PDT 2008


that is correct.half a turn,which would be half of tread pitch.


Zoran Vujasinovic
Twin Works Factory
775-786-4881
www.twfracing.com
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Erik Weber" <yoober at gmail.com>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 5:59 PM
Subject: Re: Penske ride height increment


> OK. Can't get to the bike at the moment.
>
> I found the manual. It looks like you would have to go at least 1/2
> turn so that the eyelet would be lined up, because the eyelet shaft
> has the threads on it. It says you loosen the jam nut, then turn the
> eyelet to adjust length, then tighten the jam nut. So again, I'm
> guessing 1/2 turn is the minimum. Correct me if I'm wrong.
>
> What I didn't realize though is what Ernie pointed out, that the
> adjustment is going to be multiplied in terms of final ride height.
>
> Interestingly, the manual recommends other things for correcting
> excessive wheel spin, namely:
>
> 1) softer compression
> 2) increase rear sag
> 3) slow down the rebound
>
> Those things would certainly be easier to try . . . My intuition told
> me that speeding up the rear rebound would be the thing to keep the
> rear tire more planted. But it says "rebound can be too fast, allowing
> the rear to unload and spin the tire."
>
>
>
> On 7/21/08, Jim Stewart <js at strappe.com> wrote:
>> Erik Weber wrote:
>> > Heheh, I'm not sure if I'm getting conflicting reports here.
>> >
>> >
>>
>> Try this: unbolt the linkage (leaving the height adjustment nut locked),
>> grab the clevis and turn it. The rod rotates in the shock body. Once you
>> have the height adjusted to your satisfaction you just turn the 
>> clevis/rod.
>>
>>
>> -js
>>
>> --
>> http://www.strappe.com
>>
>>
>>
>> 



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