So I got CBR500RA 2016 model recently. Factory settings for the motorbike is 3 front 3 rear. I'm around 160lbs with gear on.
Measuring sag with these values showed me that my sag is 20mm front and 35+ back (cant remember exact value now).
According to internet, both front and rear sags should be around 30mm, then I go on from there and adjust if I feel the need for it.
I've turned the rear one notch (to four), and that gave me 31mm rear sag which is OK.
However, on the front I only can turn the bolts to 4.5 notches which gives me around 27-30mm front sag.
Now the question.
Front fork settings don't make much sense to me. I consider myself average weight for EU riders (~155 lbs), and if bikes default setting put me at 20mm sag, why is that? People say the bikes suspension was set up for Asian riders, which are usually not fatasses compared to rest of the world, so logically I should've MORE sag, not LESS than recommended? It feels weird that I have to turn the bolts all the way up to even come close to recommended sag for street riding. What people that weight less than me do in this case?
'16 CBR500RA Matte Black
Last edited by reiser; 04-03-2016 at 08:01 PM.