Suspension tuning by Dave Moss - Kawasaki Versys Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-23-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
pmac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 288
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Suspension tuning by Dave Moss

So I had a buddy tell me about this guy Dave Moss who was coming to the Rogue Valley to do some suspension tuning and I thought I would check it out.

Long story short, get your suspension tuned by Dave or another person who knows what they are doing and you will be amazed at the difference in how your bike rides. The Z8 tires i wasn't so crazy about are just fine. My V was so out of tune it was stupid. And that goes for eveyone else's bikes too (about 30). We had 1000RR, 1198's, my V, and everything in-between and everyones bike had issues with the suspension.

The difference was like a whole new bike with a ride that felt like more power was getting to the ground and the twisties are even sweeter now, way more confidence in the lean.

Dave Moss has some youtube videos and I can't recomend him enough, he teaches you about tuning and shows you how to do it yourself. If you can get enough people to show to a location he will drive to you for a day of tuning, which is what he did here.

Best thing/upgrade/change I ever did to make the bike all it can be. Just do it, you won't be sorry!
pmac is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 03:12 AM
Member
 
andrewhtf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Malaysia
Posts: 708
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Dave moss name sounds familiar... Two clicks out?

Current : Maroon 2011.
- Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS brake lines - Osram Hyper 65W both low/high beam - LED 30w aux floodlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.

Up next :
- Protaper SE ATV Low - PIAA Platinum low
andrewhtf is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 08:28 AM
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 134
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by pmac View Post
So I had a buddy tell me about this guy Dave Moss who was coming to the Rogue Valley to do some suspension tuning and I thought I would check it out.

Long story short, get your suspension tuned by Dave or another person who knows what they are doing and you will be amazed at the difference in how your bike rides. The Z8 tires i wasn't so crazy about are just fine. My V was so out of tune it was stupid. And that goes for eveyone else's bikes too (about 30). We had 1000RR, 1198's, my V, and everything in-between and everyones bike had issues with the suspension.

The difference was like a whole new bike with a ride that felt like more power was getting to the ground and the twisties are even sweeter now, way more confidence in the lean.

Dave Moss has some youtube videos and I can't recomend him enough, he teaches you about tuning and shows you how to do it yourself. If you can get enough people to show to a location he will drive to you for a day of tuning, which is what he did here.

Best thing/upgrade/change I ever did to make the bike all it can be. Just do it, you won't be sorry!
I'm not sure what you can tune on the versys that require expertise. I know for a fact that a few clicks wasn't significant enough for 2up or touring loaded . That being said I never had any complaints on the bike solo, but the ELKA shock I have improved the ride tremendously. Now that is something you can fine tune.
ultra is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-26-2013, 10:27 AM
Member
 
MotoCyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Chicago-ish
Posts: 57
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Rule #1 in suspension set-up, set your sag. Frequently, you can't get the right free sag and rider sag and the bike needs different rate springs. Not sure what's available for the Versys, spring-wise. So, take the measurements to see if your sag is correct, then mess with the rebound adjusters.
MotoCyclist is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Versys Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome