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Old 10-23-2013, 10:59 AM   #60
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Joined: May 2012
Location: Pasadena, SoCal
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I recently did a fork oil and spring swap on my fz6 to give the front end a better ride for me. While testing out how i liked the ride in some canyon roads with my friends, one of my buddies (who works in a dealership and I have ridden with for thousands of miles) asks me if she can give it a shot. I didn't see any issue with it so I let her take it up for a mile or two and I ride her Vulcan behind her. When we are about to pull off to swap bikes again I see her pull onto the slightly dirt pull-off and she just slides the front end and drops it down at about 5 mph or so. No damage to her or the bike, but I was slightly disappointed to see my beloved bike slap the ground so harshly.

Apparently she was too hard on the rear brake because she wasn't used to it compared to the one on her bike (duh
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2006 Yamaha FZ6
1992 Suzuki Gs500e (in progress)
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