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Old Aug 26th 2016, 02:15 PM   #101
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Tire pressure very much depends on the rider's preference and the roads. I only do canyon and county/farm road riding and do not mind sacrificing a shorter tire life for a bit more grip. I prefer 31 front and 30 rear.
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Old Dec 29th 2016, 09:58 PM   #102
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Is there a topic with any more opinions ? The elusive perfect setting hey! The road bikes should be fairly straight forward (yeah) , match your weight with the correct springs then worry about getting sag numbers within the numbers suggested already here, then dial in comp and rebound. Softer is better than harder , the springs need to work and let the hydraulics control the speed of the work.
Higher end track work is another thing. My 1299 is track/race only, and as good as it handles , i'm now struggling with set up, tire wear etc. Going faster on this beast for some reason ?? The Marzzochi/Sachs seem to me to be a bit limited when pushed hard. The adjusters dont seem to make much of a difference, or am I missing something? My other bikes , a 1098 , EBR , and DB8 have had Ohlins or Matris suspension and have had good response to adjustment
I'm looking at kitting out the 1299 with Ohlins or Matris or Mupo . More interested in the last two. Fire away boys!!!!!
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Old May 14th 2017, 12:02 PM   #103
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[QUOTE=Contrary to popular belief, bodyweight is NOT a factor when it comes to suspension setup. Bodyweight is irrelevant.[/QUOTE]

This is not accurate, weight of rider is critical to total balanced setup of suspension
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Old Jun 15th 2017, 11:03 PM   #104
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I Ride: Ducati 1299, Ducati 749R, BMW K1300S, Triumph Thruxton
I have just fitted Ktech suspension to my 1299 and had it on track at Estoril.

DDS shock (fixed mode on the linkage)
IDS fork cartridges

Very impressed by it.

Bike handles very well and is also comfy on road. Settings were as per k techs suggested for my weight
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Old Jul 13th 2017, 10:01 AM   #105
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anyone have experience with making a stock electronic shock a non electronic dampened shock for a base model??
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Old Jul 13th 2017, 10:24 AM   #106
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anyone have experience with making a stock electronic shock a non electronic dampened shock for a base model??
Yup! We offer that service at Ducati Omaha, just contact our service department and they usually have all of the parts in stock to do it with.
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Old Aug 3rd 2017, 04:13 PM   #107
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I Ride: 2016 Ducati 1299 Panigale: 2015 Yamaha R1
I have the 2016 1299 base model, and the suspension components are stock.

I weigh 270 lb. With helmet, jacket, gloves, boots and my ever present Kriega 30 backpack lets say 300 lb.

Front shocks:
compression: all the way in
rebound: all the way in
preload: all the way in

Rear shock:
compression: all the way in
rebound: all the way in
preload: 12 threads showing

The front end still dives too much when I brake. It's a sharp dive because hte fork springs are too light for me.
The 1199 fork springs and 1299 fork springs have identical OEM part numbers, so they are the same. I have ordered Ohlins OEM 1199 replacement fork springs for the 50mm Marzocchi's in 10.5 N/mm to replace the stock 9 N/mm ones. I may look into heavier fork oil, too.
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Old Aug 8th 2017, 01:36 PM   #108
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Set mine this past weekend.
From how it was purchased, 1299s

Front: 70mm sag (woa)
Rear: 30mm sag

Adjusted to 40 front and left the rear at 30.

Rider fully geared about 205lbs. Also prefer tires at 31 front 30 rear.
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Old Aug 29th 2017, 03:15 AM   #109
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My best setting...for smoothness on the street

Set your preload correctly first
Sport mode
wheelie control=(max no wheelie)
Engine braking=(no engine braking)
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