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Old 09-12-2011, 12:54 AM   #64
Bill the Bong
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Originally Posted by DirtJack View Post
The earlier models had adjustable offset cams on the steering stem (I presume the current model has this). The factory setting gives more offset resulting in quicker steering. Reducing the offset increases trail and improves stability at speed. The triple clamp must be disassembled (not difficult) to change the setting. You can check to see if the 11's have the feature by removing the cap over the stem (don't remove the pinch bolt). You should be able to see the top cam and if a dot is in the rear, yours is set at max offset (less trail). You may prefer more trail. Of course, as you note, proper sag affects trail as well.
Thanks. Just checked, my 2011 model has it as well. Since I was going to check steering beering tightness in any case, I will expand the job.

I think you are definitely on the right track here.
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