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Old 08-24-2014, 10:58 AM   #1
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1190 EDS Front Suspension

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Just wondering if anyone else thinks/has foundthat the front suspension (EDS) on the normal 1190 feels really harsh and crashy?
Bike has 15k kms on it and is used around East Africa but ever since picking her up I just can't find a happy place with the front end. Bike is now on TKC 80's but even on the previous Tourances, the front just feelt yuk.
Regardless of mode, comfort, street or sport, the damping control feels really harsh and crashy, even on quite smooth black top. On dirt roads it's just bloody awful.
It's become such an issue to me that I'm really not enjoying the bike and am seriously considering changing her. Yes, there's other foibles like the leg cooking heat etc, but I can forgive that, but the front end is really starting to cheese me off that much she might have to go.
Anyone had similar and found a resolution??
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Old 08-24-2014, 03:03 PM   #2
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I had the same feeling on a 1190 EDS.....

Trade it for an R model !!!

I did, after 15k km's - no regrets

The damping presets on the EDS need more refinement; it might be a software mod....someday...

The WP suspension on the R model is much better.

In the short term, check tyre pressures...

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Old 08-25-2014, 09:05 AM   #3
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Anyone know if the eds front can be resprung heavier??
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Old 08-25-2014, 11:08 AM   #4
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Front springs are way to light. Call Superplush Suspension in SF,Ca. They will work their magic.
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Old 08-26-2014, 10:15 AM   #5
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Front springs are way to light. Call Superplush Suspension in SF,Ca. They will work their magic.
Thanks for the recommendation but I'm not sure what they can do for me in Malawi
But it feels like a combo of poor comp and rebound valving, spring weights and overly heavy oil.
I'm guessing the EDS only motorises the comp in one fork leg and rebound in the other. I can't seem to see any preload adjustment in the forks where the rear is electronically set either or am I missing something here?
Might look at a rebuild and new oil & springs once I get back to South Africa. Otherwise it's adios.
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Old 08-27-2014, 12:50 AM   #6
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Searching for a fork solution also...
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Old 08-27-2014, 01:29 PM   #7
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I can't seem to see any preload adjustment in the forks where the rear is electronically set either or am I missing something here?
Only the manually adjustable forks in the "R" have preload adjustment.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:47 PM   #8
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The EDS forks can be resprung, requires a bit of special tooling to open them. These are a whole new system unseen in any of the previous model KTM's.
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Old 08-29-2014, 02:57 PM   #9
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The EDS forks can be resprung, requires a bit of special tooling to open them. These are a whole new system unseen in any of the previous model KTM's.
Thank you. That looks like a winter project for me.
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