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Old 04-22-2013, 05:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by MAXVERT View Post

First you need to have your suspension adjusted for your weight and riding style.
Including having the right springs front and rear. The tire pressures correct and
have checked the steering head bearing for play.

Then start adjusting the forks in the triple clamps.
If you get ahead of your self and don't do the basics first
you can find solutions that are less than optimal.

It's possible that you will not be able to have the suspension
work perfectly in all conditions.

I'm just starting to work through the suspension on a new 500xcw
But on my 690 e I could get the bike to work well at speed on the road
but with those settings it was hideous in the sand washesIi'm riding in S,Az.

I know you need to change out the rear springs but is it a requirement to change out the front? I ask as I am outside the 'optimal' envelope for the stock set up. So far I haven't changed the springs as the stock bike is already so much better than my skill level, would I benefit from these changes (using it more as an adventure tourer).

On my bike I get a low frequency wobble above about 100km/h (60mph) but this is dependant on wind conditions, being less noticable on still days. I never get any shake so if you are getting that then maybe it is balance as people are pointing out
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