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    TIps for best settings on suspension
    on: Dec 20, 2015, 02.55 am
    Dec 20, 2015, 02.55 am
    Guys, how are you  ?

    I'm a new ride with my TTSE 2014 and I usually got road with strong wind and sometimes rain in this local season.

    What's the best suspension configuration (normal, sport, confort) to drive onder wind and rain  to keep a ride more safety ?

    I've perceived that when I'm riding "against the wind", sometimes I feel that the bike front got "flooting".

    thank you for any tip,

    Best regards,

    Alex - Brasil.

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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #1 on: Dec 20, 2015, 10.17 am
    Dec 20, 2015, 10.17 am
    Hi Alex,

    as you obviously have the SE model and can switch modes while on the move I would just experiment and see which one feels best for you and your local conditions.

    My gut feel is that probably sport would be best as it tightens things up and will make steering and handling that bit more responsive.
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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #2 on: Dec 20, 2015, 10.40 am
    Dec 20, 2015, 10.40 am
    I agree with cropbiker , `Sport' mode, and if riding Solo, and  with no `luggage' , then set to single rider =  (1 helmet ),  but just try various settings to suit road  / riding conditions  - good luck........ :821:
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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #3 on: Dec 20, 2015, 01.58 pm
    Dec 20, 2015, 01.58 pm
    The purpose of the suspension is to keep the tires in contact with the road.  If the road is smooth, sport mode will give you the best handling.  If the road is rough sport mode might not absorb the bumps quick enough and the tire could leave the road momentarily.

    Conversely, comfort mode will absorb larger bumps, but the bike can wallow when pushed hard, or when in strong winds.

    That is why we can change the mode on the fly, so we can adjust for changing conditions.

    Would start by assessing the road condition, then the weather, to find what works best for you.

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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2015, 12.04 am
    Dec 21, 2015, 12.04 am
    Thank you everyone..

    I've tested the sport mode during a ride today under a very strong wind and the front of the bike got more stable.

    Nice to know that is posible to change the suspensin config during a ride..

    Thank you again,

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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #5 on: Dec 21, 2015, 02.16 am
    Dec 21, 2015, 02.16 am
    I change modes many times during a day ride (2-300mi.). I use comfort when on highways and mostly straight roads. I switch to sport when i get to each twisty segment of my route. Do it so much I don't have to look at display, press&hold, 1 down, press, 1 {down/up}, press - done.
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    Re: TIps for best settings on suspension
    Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2015, 09.40 am
    Dec 22, 2015, 09.40 am
    Thanks for that info on riding modes Im still waiting on my bike to be prepped with extras but I did ride it close to 300 mi the last 20 mi in heavy wind the front end felt very light . we have nice weather right now I hope to get it soon.
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