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Old 06-26-2013, 10:01 AM   #12856
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You need to gain about 50 lbs and it would be perfect.

I don't know, I only had to increase the preload in the rear a few clicks and it was ok for me (never adjusted the damping). Most hardcore FZ1 riders spend 1-2k on a real suspension designed for their weight. Ravenrider on the FZ1OA has a cheap mod for the front end, but I think it was to stiffen it up a little. The FZ1 suspension is generally too soft for most riders, but it really doesn't matter unless you are riding very agressively. Could be as simple as air pressure in your tires for your normal riding. I did read that the bushings in the forks requires replacing every 20K - I got the fork oil changed routinely, but I suspect that no parts were ever changed in the 88K that I put on the bike.


This is something that has changed after the jump. Or jumps I should say. When I got it from you all I had to do was back the front preload off two lines and back the rear down a few spots. Everything else was perfict. I haven't changed tire presure since that day the only thing I have done was change the rear shock. I'm about to ride it home for lunch I'm going to back the rear preload off two clicks and see what that does. It is after all a spring with 12k miles on it and not 93k. Honestly if it road this bad the whole time I would have sold it by now. Think lowrider truck ruff. Its posible it damaged the bushings in the front but I don't think the front bottomed like the rear did.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #12857
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I was only driving a little.


Thanks for lunch! You should come up this way for business more often.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:18 AM   #12858
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Thanks for lunch! You should come up this way for business more often.
Hey now.... I'm up this way! Where's my lunch?!?!?!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:24 AM   #12859
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Thanks for lunch! You should come up this way for business more often.
No problem! Enjoyed it. The fried okra was good!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:26 AM   #12860
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Hey now.... I'm up this way! Where's my lunch?!?!?!
You are in Columbus? Watchu doom there?

Izzat u that bought the 990?
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #12861
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Hey now.... I'm up this way! Where's my lunch?!?!?!
Hey now.... I LIVE up this way! Where's my lunch?!?!?!

EDIT: Unless said lunch involves helping daughters move into or out of an apartment.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:27 AM   #12862
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2 clicks down on the preload helped a lot but needs a tad more, may back off the compression and rebound one click as well.
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:41 AM   #12863
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Nah... I'm in Starkville doing Freshman orientation with D#2. Empty nest, here I come!!!
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Old 06-26-2013, 11:45 AM   #12864
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Nah... I'm in Starkville doing Freshman orientation with D#2. Empty nest, here I come!!!
Well dang, I dint realize you were up that way.
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Old 06-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #12865
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:51 PM   #12866
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Bitter-Sweet... Sold the BMW to a guy in MN. He is doing a fly and ride. Hate to see it go... hate to see it set still. But... I pick up my new bike tomorrow...



Just kidding. Why would I want a faster bike collecting dust in my garage?
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:15 AM   #12867
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Bitter-Sweet... Sold the BMW to a guy in MN. He is doing a fly and ride. Hate to see it go... hate to see it set still. But... I pick up my new bike tomorrow...



Just kidding. Why would I want a faster bike collecting dust in my garage?
Aw man, you had me going for a second! I know why you can't ride and I admire you for it, but I can't believe you are selling the BMW! You and that motorcycle go together like peanuts and butter.
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:06 AM   #12868
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It sure is congested on old fannin road with all the construction work. I wish everyone that lives off this road would find another route. :smile
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:13 AM   #12869
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It sure is congested on old fannin road with all the construction work. I wish everyone that lives off this road would find another route. :smile
They cut the power to our whole neighborhood and possibly others this morning at 7:36... If I could sell my house, I would move to get out of this HELL!!!!!
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:01 AM   #12870
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Anyone around here interested / able to go to Vicksburg this afternoon to see the "Great Race" cars?

I haven't decided if I am riding or driving yet. Being in the mid 90's this afternoon may entice me to drive. I'd like to be there by 4:30ish.
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