Setting up and Adjusting 3-way Shocks
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Ossessionato
1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
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Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:16 am quote
I've been trying to figure out how to best set up my new shocks that are multi adjustable for compression, dampening and rebound, but haven't really found much online.

I finally found some info in a BGM shock manual that was in German. I used google translate to translate the pages on setting up the shocks and adjusting. This should be enough to apply the same principles to my SIP shocks. Plus there is a little blurb about adjusting shocks in a SIP document I found.

Both documents attached below.

If anyone else has some tips for adjusting these types of shocks, please share!

Adjusting 3 Point Shocks for Vespa.pdf
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BGM translation

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SIP Shock setup.pdf
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SIP explanation

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Ossessionato
1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2642
Location: Staten Island, NY
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:32 am quote
I want to make sure I understand where the correct settings are on specifically my SIP shocks. So i've attached photos pointing out what I believe each adjustment is. Let me know if I've got these wrong.

sip_spring_preload.jpg
Spring Preload

sip_compression_damping.jpg
Compression Damping

sip_rebound_damping.jpg
Rebound Damping

Ossessionato
62 VBB1T Round Tail W/ leaner sidecar
Joined: 26 Jan 2019
Posts: 2021
Location: california
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:21 am quote
Love this post - though I am too lazy to read and understand all of it.
Hopefully someone will boil it down a bit.
🙂

At least now I know which one is compression and which one is return!
Thanks!
Molto Verboso
2007 Stella 225
Joined: 02 Nov 2019
Posts: 1436
Location: Rochester, Minnesota
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:57 am quote
The only one I know you have correct is spring preload. the rest is mystery, I don't have them fancy shocks like you big city folks.
Enthusiast
Vespa PX200
Joined: 14 May 2008
Posts: 85
Location: Redondo Beach, CA, USA/Kefallonia, Greece
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:51 am quote
Thanks for this thread swiss1939.
Ossessionato
1980 P200E , 2005 Stella 177
Joined: 20 Jul 2018
Posts: 2642
Location: Staten Island, NY
Sat Jan 09, 2021 6:21 am quote
SIP just uploaded a great series of videos on this topic.

https://youtu.be/KrA_TTTHvqo

https://youtu.be/DSYbFiJ-A88

https://youtu.be/YKYowWTu_Q4
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