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Why only one rebound/damper adjuster?

Please forgive my ignorance on this topic but I've just started getting into suspension settings and trying to understand how changes to preload, rebound and damping affect the bike. It makes sense to me that each fork has an adjustment for preload but I don't understand why only one fork has an adjustment for rebound and damping.

Can anyone explain why only one side has these adjusters? For reference, I have a 2013 FJR.

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I'm tempted to lock this thread now! Please, please, please- if this thread turns into yet another argument and/or egotistical p!ssing match it will be quickly shut down. Do a quick search GG and you'll find more info than you can possibly want or need, most of it contradictory gobbledygook.

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Sorry...Let me simplify the question then. When adjusting the clickers on the right fork for damping and rebound, it is technically only adjusting that one fork and not in some way linked to the other as well. It was more of a technical question rather than a philosophical question about suspension preferences. That info I can find all day long through searches but I couldn't find the specific answer to the technical part of my curiosity. Thanks.

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There are points in time that the manufactures decide they can save money and put only one damper assembly in one fork. Theoretically if the settings are correct you will need only one damper on the front.

There is plenty of info on reputable sites for suspension settings and their effects. Research is king. Good luck and have fun. BTW take notes because it is difficult to remember impressions from settings weeks ago to compare.
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There are points in time that the manufactures decide they can save money and put only one damper assembly in one fork. Theoretically if the settings are correct you will need only one damper on the front.

There is plenty of info on reputable sites for suspension settings and their effects. Research is king. Good luck and have fun. BTW take notes because it is difficult to remember impressions from settings weeks ago to compare.
I gotcha. Thanks for the feedback and good advice. You've answered my question.

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Google Dave Moss. He is sort of a Suspension Whisperer. He helps people dial in their suspensions and has good info online for how to do so. If you can find him at a rally he will charge $60 to work with you and help you understand the suspension and get it right for you.

Don't know that he addresses you question about only one. I think the answer is that Yamaha believes only one is needed, and of course it saves money.
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Google Dave Moss. He is sort of a Suspension Whisperer. He helps people dial in their suspensions and has good info online for how to do so. If you can find him at a rally he will charge $60 to work with you and help you understand the suspension and get it right for you.
I've been watching several of his videos and yes, he's very good and knowledgeable. I've learned quite a bit from him so far.

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I ride a 13 and I have a friend that also rides a 13 and is about my same weight with similar mileage on his bike as mine. He went to Dave Moss and then passed along the settings he ended up with. They are remarkably similar to what I was already running. There are many variables that cannot be accounted for in comparing our two bikes, but I found it somewhat reassuring that my settings are in the same ball park.
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Yamaha seems to me has an obsession with weight reduction, so they spun out the one-sided fork justifying 'it worked on the R1, a race bike, so should be good'... now if we really went down to the track, what would those R1 guys have?

Anyway, for street, it will work if you have it adjusted properly for you.
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It gets the job done. It took me a long time to figure out that max firm (preload), moderate damp isn't as good for my touring preferences as mid-firm, moderate-to-max damp. Somewhere just north of medium/factory preload, One guy. And that's touring, not mountaineering..
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