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Offline raYzerman

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Re: MK1 Cornering instability
« Reply #20 on: 10 June, 2020, 10:04:02 PM »
Good info in the article, I'll add... if your springs/shock aren't adjusted to reduce excessive sag, the suspension will be "loose".  We can increase preload on the rear shock easily, and I added 22mm approx. of more preload to the fork springs (cut new spacers from PVC/ABS/metal pipe).  This helped immensely, I've found now that I have experience with that setup.  I weigh 200 lbs. before gearing up.
Damping in the forks may require tweaking, I haven't yet found the need and have 10W oil.  I have a damping adjustment on the Ohlins shock if I need to.  I have it a little on the hard side right now but not too bad.
The other thing ST 1300 owners found is "weave" at higher speeds as wind buffeting around the rear top box came into play... you can try that with or without luggage and see what you think.

 


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