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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 9:43 am Thread Starter
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Question ESA settings

Guys,

I ride solo with a small top case. Should I set 1+luggage or leave just 1up as I normally do?

Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 10:00 am
 
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i think alot has to do with your weight.
If you are an average weight and the baggage is empty, leave as is.
For me @ 280 #, I use 2 up and "comfort".

I 've never experienced a more comfortable, stable, ride.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 11:42 am
 
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At a svelte 215 lbs, I normally ride 1 + baggage alternating between comfort and normal. Sometimes comfort can get a little too soft, but it is great on the long straights.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 12:35 pm Thread Starter
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My weight is 85 kg( 200 lbs ?) + gear + helmet + 5-7 kg of the case.
I do NORMAL 1up and it is fantastic. But if it is wrong setting - will it shorten the shock absorber/suspension life?

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 12:57 pm
 
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I'm 220 and recently changed from 1up to 1+Luggage and feel a huge difference in the bike.
No matter which setting I used between Comfort-Normal-Sport with 1up the bike just felt like it wallowed too much.

With the 1+Luggage it's a much better handling bike.
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 13th, 2006, 10:14 pm
 
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Solo, I ride in 1-Up w/ Luggage.
2-Up, I ride in 2-Up w/ Luggage.

When SuperSlabbing it = Comfort Mode
In the city = Normal Mode
In the twisties, or on-ramps and off-ramps = Sport Mode!


Anyone that can't feel the difference between each mode needs to get their bike checked, or needs a lesson on suspension discernment.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 2006, 10:42 am Thread Starter
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Joe,

Nice new avatar!

Make a stop? :-))

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Joe,

Nice new avatar!

Make a stop? :-))
Thanks! I'm just showing off my color-matched top box!
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