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Old 12-06-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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So I wanna get my suspension set up....

I picked up a 99 VFR800 last week, and the factory suspension is too stiff for me. The guy that owned it prior to me was about 20+kg heavier than I am.

Can anyone recommend a good place in Sydney that can swing spanners on it to make it more compliant for me?
It has all the adjustable bits that I am unfamiliar with, coming from a zzr250.

Thanks!
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:04 AM   #2
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I remember Tony Kirby (Sidetrack magazine) used to get Frank Pons to do some work for him, and always raved about the results in his articles..... not exactly sure where he's situated in relation to you though.

http://www.biketek.com.au/index.html
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:39 PM   #3
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Frank Pons is the man for sure, can setup anything to suit anyone in my experience, you just have to be honest/realistic about your talent. He's Biketek at Minto, but he'll visit you too. In fact he's visiting me next weekend when he'll be setting up a dozen bikes over 3 days.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:43 PM   #4
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I would recommend Zeno at Zenodamper in Sydney as well, he does most of the quick VFRs in Sydney (and plenty of other quick bikes).
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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Over the last fifteen years or so i have dealt with three different suspension people, those being terry hay, sean o'sullivan and frank pons, i could only recommend the first two. However if it is only set up you require "learn to fish and you will never go hungry". The internet has shirtloads of articles and how-to's on set-up of varying value. Please see if this link works for you, read through it especially the section with the cartoon characters, it will start to de-mistify the black magic. http://www.sportrider.com/suspension...pension_guide/
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:33 PM   #6
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Make the trip to canberrra and get laurie smith to do it............he is an absolute pro and way way better than his website indicates

http://suspensionsmith.com/

He's done three of my bikes., best money I 've ever spent on any modification period
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:21 PM   #7
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Don't over do it on the springs...

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Old 12-09-2012, 08:30 PM   #8
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I'll second Laurie, he has done work on my old VFR as well as my Ten, great work.

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Make the trip to canberrra and get laurie smith to do it............he is an absolute pro and way way better than his website indicates

http://suspensionsmith.com/

He's done three of my bikes., best money I 've ever spent on any modification period
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:18 AM   #9
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Teknik Suspension do good work as well. They are out Penrith way.

http://www.teknikracing.com/
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