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Technique or settings?

I need help... dropping my bike from side to side (chicanes) my bike feels very stiff and feels like it takes me a long time to to switch directions. I've used the same technique for a long time, but for some reason it feels like this lately. Is this a suspension setting? Or am I just getting older?
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Re: Technique or settings?

flat spot tires? (lot of highway miles?)

if no, how much of the fork is showing above the triple? ideal setting is between 4-5.5mm for that gen
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Re: Technique or settings?

How long has it been since you serviced the forks or even just changed the oil in them?


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did you change from a 180/55 to a 190/55?


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flat spot tires? (lot of highway miles?)

if no, how much of the fork is showing above the triple? ideal setting is between 4-5.5mm for that gen
I didn't think of the measurement of the fork on the triple, I will check that as soon as I get home. Thanks for the tip.
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How long has it been since you serviced the forks or even just changed the oil in them?
The forks were done about 300 miles ago.
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did you change from a 180/55 to a 190/55?
No, but I did change from 190 to 180 on my R1, and it feels very nimble, great ride.
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Re: Technique or settings?

you may check fork tube height. Suspension settings as far as knobs go don't really effect flip flopping the bike.


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check your front tire pressure.



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Re: Technique or settings?

When stock suspension gets some mileage on it, it tends to lose damping capability because the oil gets contaminated with wear particles from the fork, which gets lodged into the shim stack of the damping cartridge. This forces you to continue firming up the rebound damping in order to get the proper setting.


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