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Offline CobraKai

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Front Fork Questions
« on: August 22, 2018, 06:14:27 PM »
Hey all
Hoping to get some feedback from other XR owners out there. The suspension on my bike feels a bit odd. The rear feels like it's got a lot of damping but the front feels like there's little to none. It pops up really quick and in the garage it's very squishy as though it has no damping at all compared to the rear. There's no leaks and it's never been apart.

I hooked up my GS911 - no ESA fault codes detected. I did notice that the rear suspension has a travel sensor that moves as the rear compresses, but the front always says 0mm. Is there a travel sensor in the fork or is that normal?

Just looking for some comparisons from you all :)

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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2018, 06:48:39 PM »
There is no travel sensor up front so it is normal.

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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 12:36:20 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
There is no travel sensor up front so it is normal.

Along the same lines... is there a top-out sensor up front? I have found that the bike can tell when the front wheel comes off the ground (suspension tops out).

It would be nice if someone would be willing to post up a video and/or description of this:
Put key in ignition and turn on (engine off).
Bike standing vertically not on centerstand.
Press on rear end firmly a few times.
Hold front brake and press on front end firmly a few times (rock bike forward and back).
I'm curious how it looks and feels compared to mine.

Offline PaulS1000XR

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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2018, 08:55:10 AM »
Check your preload and suspension settings  :305:
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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2018, 10:58:14 AM »
Apart from changing the rider and pillion with or without luggage with the option of road or dynamic I didn't think you could change any suspension settings?? Part of me loves the suspension and the other half hates the fact the computer dictates what settings you will have. Sometimes the front end feels like it doesn't have enough rebound damping but the back end always feels right.

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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2018, 12:13:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by wilbert [+]
Apart from changing the rider and pillion with or without luggage with the option of road or dynamic I didn't think you could change any suspension settings?? Part of me loves the suspension and the other half hates the fact the computer dictates what settings you will have. Sometimes the front end feels like it doesn't have enough rebound damping but the back end always feels right.

Yep, that is as you say all you can do.  :305:
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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2018, 12:50:51 PM »
How many miles? Does the fork oil need changing ?

I have noticed mine go down hill a bit recently, I am on just under 18K so its ready for new fork oil.


Offline CobraKai

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Re: Front Fork Questions
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2018, 07:34:54 PM »
*Originally Posted by PaulS1000XR [+]
Check your preload and suspension settings  :305:
Hmm... yeah what can I really change lol.

*Originally Posted by bazzer [+]
How many miles? Does the fork oil need changing ?

I have noticed mine go down hill a bit recently, I am on just under 18K so its ready for new fork oil.

Only 7k miles. I do ride it pretty hard maybe I need some new oil!

 


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