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Offline DCSF

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Lightweight rider and suspension
« on: 14 March, 2018, 09:38:09 PM »
I'm only about 9.5 stone..and 5'6...
I've a 2008 Mk1.
I find the suspension awful and spend a lot of my time out of the seat...especially on roads with not so great s¨rfaces..
Any point in new rear shock and front progressive springs?
I've heard of great improvement with upgrade but also that lightweight riders wouldn't really see much change..
Opinions?

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Re: Lightweight rider and suspension
« Reply #1 on: 15 March, 2018, 08:59:53 AM »
Have a chat with Hagon shocks. :
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Re: Lightweight rider and suspension
« Reply #2 on: 15 March, 2018, 09:26:26 AM »
How many miles has the bike done? I don't think your weight makes that much difference. It's probably the shock is shagged.

As already said - Hagon or maybe Nitron will make it all better (my wife has a Nitron one and I can tell the difference.

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Re: Lightweight rider and suspension
« Reply #3 on: 15 March, 2018, 09:58:17 AM »
I believe the bike (like all Hondas) is designed for a typical Japanese rider. Not to be derogatory about the Japanese of course. But the suspension is sprung for a typical 60kg rider.
Designed in Japan, assembled in Italy, fiddled with in Britain

 


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