Yamaha MT-09 Adjusting the front fork (How to manual)

Bellow is how to setting 2022 Yamaha MT-09 front fork

Always adjust the spring preload on both fork legs equally, otherwise poor handling and loss of stability may result.

Each front fork leg is equipped with a spring preload adjusting bolt, the right front fork leg is equipped with a rebound damping force adjusting screw and the left front fork leg with a compression damping force adjusting screw.

To avoid damaging the mechanism, do not attempt to turn beyond the maximum or minimum settings.

Spring preload

Turn the adjusting bolt in direction (a) to increase the spring preload.

Turn the adjusting bolt in direction (b) to decrease the spring preload.



  1. Spring preload adjusting bolt

The spring preload setting is determined by measuring distance A, shown in the illustration. The shorter distance A is, the higher the spring preload; the longer distance A is, the lower the spring preload.



  1. Distance A
Spring preload setting:
Minimum (soft):
Distance A = 19.0 mm (0.75 in)
Standard:
Distance A = 15.0 mm (0.59 in)
Maximum (hard):
Distance A = 4.0 mm (0.16 in)
Rebound damping force

The rebound damping force is adjusted on the right fork leg only.

Turn the adjusting screw in direction (a) to increase the rebound damping force.

Turn the adjusting screw in direction (b) to decrease the rebound damping force.

To set the rebound damping force, turn the adjuster in direction (a) until it stops, and then count the clicks in direction (b).

Be sure to perform this adjustment on the right fork leg.



  1. Rebound damping force adjusting screw
Rebound damping setting:
Minimum (soft):
11 click(s) in direction (b)
Standard:
6 click(s) in direction (b)
Maximum (hard):
1 click(s) in direction (b)
  • When turning the damping force adjuster in direction (a), the 0 click position and the 1 click position may be the same.
  • When turning the damping force adjuster in direction (b), it may click beyond the stated specifications, however such adjustments are ineffective and may damage the suspension.
Compression damping force

The compression damping force is adjusted on the left fork leg only.

Turn the adjusting screw in direction (a) to increase the compression damping force.

Turn the adjusting screw in direction (b) to decrease the compression damping force.

To set the compression damping force, turn the adjuster in direction (a) until it stops, and then count the clicks in direction (b).

Be sure to perform this adjustment on the left fork leg.



  1. Compression damping force adjusting screw
Compression damping setting:
Minimum (soft):
11 click(s) in direction (b)
Standard:
6 click(s) in direction (b)
Maximum (hard):
1 click(s) in direction (b)
  • When turning the damping force adjuster in direction (a), the 0 click position and the 1 click position may be the same.
  • When turning the damping force adjuster in direction (b), it may click beyond the stated specifications, however such adjustments are ineffective and may damage the suspension.
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