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Hey all - hope all is well. Ok, so I finally have started tracking my 2019 V4S. Its a wonderful machine. I've been riding for 30 years but just started getting into track the last few years. Been learning with the California Superbike school on their S1000RR'S. I was excited to track my V4S, and it went well as a tall guy (6ft) and a heavier chap (190 pounds) is fits me well. BUT, there are definitely issues with the front end compared to the BMW. I have spent time with Dave Moss (the tuning guru here in the US) and he agrees, as do others. So, I've moved away from dynamic suspension settings, and now have fixed setting in the DES menu. Dave gave me some great advice and helped me dial in those DES settings. Moved to fixed with his settings makes a huge different. Of course I still needed to manually click the sag etc into place for my weight, but wow, its so much better. The next thing that Dave has suggested is upgrading the suspension valves, and for oil. I plan to do that over the winter to get ready for track season. Am I the only one? Keen to hear thoughts. I can share a video of my settings too if folks want. Its not high production quality though :)
 

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Hey all - hope all is well. Ok, so I finally have started tracking my 2019 V4S. Its a wonderful machine. I've been riding for 30 years but just started getting into track the last few years. Been learning with the California Superbike school on their S1000RR'S. I was excited to track my V4S, and it went well as a tall guy (6ft) and a heavier chap (190 pounds) is fits me well. BUT, there are definitely issues with the front end compared to the BMW. I have spent time with Dave Moss (the tuning guru here in the US) and he agrees, as do others. So, I've moved away from dynamic suspension settings, and now have fixed setting in the DES menu. Dave gave me some great advice and helped me dial in those DES settings. Moved to fixed with his settings makes a huge different. Of course I still needed to manually click the sag etc into place for my weight, but wow, its so much better. The next thing that Dave has suggested is upgrading the suspension valves, and for oil. I plan to do that over the winter to get ready for track season. Am I the only one? Keen to hear thoughts. I can share a video of my settings too if folks want. Its not high production quality though :)
hi, yes, a video would be great to convert to fixed Setting.
I also would like To know the oem race dynamic setting figures too!
 

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hi, yes, a video would be great to convert to fixed Setting.
I also would like To know the oem race dynamic setting figures too!
I have a 2020 v4s with all aftermarket parts full Akrapovic this in that I'm 280 lb what should I do for suspension wise?
 

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hi, yes, a video would be great to convert to fixed Setting.
I also would like To know the oem race dynamic setting figures too!
Pretty simple to switch to fixed settings. The menus on the right. But my fixed settings are for me. Everyone is different.
 

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I have a 2020 v4s with all aftermarket parts full Akrapovic this in that I'm 280 lb what should I do for suspension wise?
Definitely recommend you have a few seasons with Dave Moss. Tell him Angus sent you. He does online live sessions. Worth every cent. I’d say that at your weight you should definitely upgrade your fork oil and springs
 

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I have a 2020 v4s with all aftermarket parts full Akrapovic this in that I'm 280 lb what should I do for suspension wise?
‘well....280 lb, I think invest some time with ohlins and get their take on spring setup. In any case, each rider preference is different. I will be honest with you. David Moss would be someone to ask; however he will never know what I like. Yet, his experience will never know How I like mybike setup
 

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‘well....280 lb, I think invest some time with ohlins and get their take on spring setup. In any case, each rider preference is different. I will be honest with you. David Moss would be someone to ask; however he will never know what I like. Yet, his experience will never know How I like mybike setup
You do you, but Dave is amazing. He does a consultation over FaceTime, then you lot zip ties on your fork to measure travel, then he gives you the numbers to dial into your settings, then you ride again, measure again... etc. and for me he also
Told me exactly what to tell my Ohlins tech to do
 

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You do you, but Dave is amazing. He does a consultation over FaceTime, then you lot zip ties on your fork to measure travel, then he gives you the numbers to dial into your settings, then you ride again, measure again... etc. and for me he also
Told me exactly what to tell my Ohlins tech to do
bruh.....suspension isn’t hard....just feel the bike....and knowing these terminology to react for adjustment.

study up, rely what you know...
 

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bruh.....suspension isn’t hard....just feel the bike....and knowing these terminology to react for adjustment.

study up, rely what you know...
You do you. All I can tell you is that I’ve been riding track for 30 years, and suspension Haas changed a ton in that time. It’s not just about a clicks left or right anymore. And I am a retired motorcycle mechanic. Best thing to do is have a super open mind and be willing to learn from others. But that’s just me.
 
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