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Newbie - suspension

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Greetings. I've returned to biking after a LONG break. I had crotch rockets as a youngster (20's) and have just purchased a new 2007 ZX6R (at 44 yo!). I've only put just over 1k on it, so I'm still learning to be smooth and remember how to ride again. As a sports car road racer for ten years and a bit of a car buff, I feel very comfortable behind the wheel under any situation. There's a wonderful, twisty road near my house with lots of elevation changes and I'm four times faster in my beater Mazda pickup than I am with this bike! Quite embarrassing and frustrating!

Okay, to the point. Lots of adjustments that can be made on the suspension. I feel that it's a bit tight for street riding and our not so smooth conditions. From racing, I know that cranking on adjustments without knowledge is not a good thing. I'll never track the bike and soft would be fine for me, especially since I'm experiencing a lot of wrist pain thus far (I've read pointers on what not to do body positioning-wise, but still encounter pain and stiffness).

Thanks for any help.
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Read through these, and buy the CD if you're really interested. Dave Moss is a really helpful guy.
I've found that very few people who think 30 is old that can keep up with me....
You know what they say: You're only as old as the woman you feel. :-D
well I guess I'll feel a little older then... the young ones (18-24) bore me...

You let them talk.... didn't you? :lol:
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