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Old 04-03-2013, 10:02 PM   #3841
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Hi all,

Thanks for looking out for my stolen gps unit I mentioned a few posts back. In other news, I'm all out of patience in terms of the dreaded and infamous front end bounce on my tiger 800 XC. My dealer (ACE motorsports in Concord) doesn't have an answer and I'm not mechanically inclined enough to work it out myself. I'm looking for a shop that specializes in suspension in the Bay Area. When I had it in to ACE, they did a quick once over of some possible causes, but they didn't seem to be interested in actually digging in, finding the cause, and getting to a solution. I've been on the phone w/ Plush in SF just asking them if they were familiar w/ the T800 front bounce issue since it seems to be a pretty common problem (they weren't). I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that does good suspension trouble shooting. Thanks a million.
Well, don't take it to CalMoto. Their service dept sucks.

Bouncing sounds like either compression or rebound damping isn't set high enough... assuming it CAN be set.

Give Dave a call at Smart Performance in Los Gatos. He lowered, resprung and revalved my Husky 310 recently, which required some custom engineering work and he did a great job. He knows suspension inside and out. He generally does work for people that send the forks in, but I left my bike there and he did everything.

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Old 04-03-2013, 10:10 PM   #3842
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Hi all,

Thanks for looking out for my stolen gps unit I mentioned a few posts back. In other news, I'm all out of patience in terms of the dreaded and infamous front end bounce on my tiger 800 XC. My dealer (ACE motorsports in Concord) doesn't have an answer and I'm not mechanically inclined enough to work it out myself. I'm looking for a shop that specializes in suspension in the Bay Area. When I had it in to ACE, they did a quick once over of some possible causes, but they didn't seem to be interested in actually digging in, finding the cause, and getting to a solution. I've been on the phone w/ Plush in SF just asking them if they were familiar w/ the T800 front bounce issue since it seems to be a pretty common problem (they weren't). I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that does good suspension trouble shooting. Thanks a million.
I don't know if you'd care to explain what the problem is, I don't know anything about this bike/haven't heard of the problem, and the tiger 800 thread is too long for me to skim through. If the bike is bouncing on a smooth road, it sounds like something more related to the wheel than the suspension. If it's just bouncing a bit too much after a bump, it seems like something that most suspension shops could handle.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:49 PM   #3843
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Hey all,

Ace Cafe Rob will be at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club tomorrow--Sunday 4/7/13--at 4 pm to show Moto3, Moto2 at 5 pm and MotoGP at 6 pm ...

This season we plan to show MotoGP racing every Sunday on which they are racing MotoGP, so if you can't make the Quatar round this Sunday, maybe we'll see you later in the year ...

Admission is free, and there is a cash fountain at which a motorcyclist will be able to find any beverage he or she may wish to quaff ... KLR prices ...

18th Street at Folsom ... BAARCers always welcome ...

Go Nicky! Go Rossi!
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:09 PM   #3844
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Wow that's fantastic news!
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Old 04-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #3845
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Are all still down for Sam's on the 10th at 6:30ish?
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:27 AM   #3846
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Are all still down for Sam's on the 10th at 6:30ish?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:16 PM   #3847
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cool. thanks for the headsup SFMCJohn.
Can't make it this week - please ask Rob when he's going to reopen the ACE - I miss it so. Tater tots!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #3848
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Hi all,

Thanks for looking out for my stolen gps unit I mentioned a few posts back. In other news, I'm all out of patience in terms of the dreaded and infamous front end bounce on my tiger 800 XC. My dealer (ACE motorsports in Concord) doesn't have an answer and I'm not mechanically inclined enough to work it out myself. I'm looking for a shop that specializes in suspension in the Bay Area. When I had it in to ACE, they did a quick once over of some possible causes, but they didn't seem to be interested in actually digging in, finding the cause, and getting to a solution. I've been on the phone w/ Plush in SF just asking them if they were familiar w/ the T800 front bounce issue since it seems to be a pretty common problem (they weren't). I was wondering if anyone knew of a place that does good suspension trouble shooting. Thanks a million.
Go back to Ace Motorsports. Ask Chris about race-tech fork springs.
They just came onto the market. Had mine done last month,problem solved.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:02 PM   #3849
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Hey all,

Ace Cafe Rob will be at the San Francisco Motorcycle Club tomorrow--Sunday 4/7/13--at 4 pm to show Moto3, Moto2 at 5 pm and MotoGP at 6 pm ...

This season we plan to show MotoGP racing every Sunday on which they are racing MotoGP, so if you can't make the Quatar round this Sunday, maybe we'll see you later in the year ...

Admission is free, and there is a cash fountain at which a motorcyclist will be able to find any beverage he or she may wish to quaff ... KLR prices ...

18th Street at Folsom ... BAARCers always welcome ...

Go Nicky! Go Rossi!
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Great event. Again John good to see you and SFMC crew, had a blast and good to see rob doing his thing !!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:34 AM   #3850
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:36 PM   #3851
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In but I may be late. Bert
Weren't you the one that picked the early time and got all scroogey when I asked if it could be later?

How ironic...


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Old 04-10-2013, 04:08 PM   #3852
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:55 PM   #3853
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I guess I'm goin' solo tonight. No one's here.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:18 PM   #3854
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this is what happens when I help friends out. was good to see you guys and Jill. you too Chris and change your oil add crash bars. Bert

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Old 04-10-2013, 10:44 PM   #3855
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this is what happens when I help friends out. was good to see you guys and Jill. you too Chris and change your oil add crash bars. Bert

Yes, yes - BNRP thanks for the detailed walk through and all the help tonight. Sorry I held you up too - I owe you dinner and drinks big time this Saturday after our ride. I'll throw in lunch too for the crash bar help and oil jet cleaning seminar. Four sets of hands makes a huge difference on the install...



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