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  • Offline Davdundrod   gb

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    Fork suspension
    on: 02 August, 2022, 10:15:15 pm
    02 August, 2022, 10:15:15 pm
    Hi Guys, hope you all having a decent season.
    Once again, all advice greatfully recieved.
    I have a suspicion my suspension could be better.
    I have never had to adjust any preload or damping
    On a bike before and would like to know how to do this on my 2007 1050.
    I see there are two adjustments on the front, big blue nuts and finer screw adjusters.
    Can you please advise me what position ( in simple terms) these should be ideally at and how to adjust.
    I ride on very good roads without luggage or pillion passenger.  I would prefer a soft suspension over that required for sporty riding.
    Also the rear as well if you can manage it.
    Incidently i have been riding for 30 years, but more slowly since a bad industrial accident. A bloke yesterday said very cheekly to me if i only rode on straight roads because of the wear up the middle of my tyres. He inferred i dont bamk my bike over a lot to wear the side walls of my tyres. Should i be worried, i dont ride very fast and bank the bike over at speed at my age anymore.

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    Re: Fork suspension
    Reply #1 on: 15 August, 2022, 11:04:54 am
    15 August, 2022, 11:04:54 am
    Hi David, our bikes and riding styles are almost identical and Iíve been thinking the same thing but havenít had a chance to get to it yet.

    Hereís a link to the suspension page stickyís that hopefully will give you a starting point.


    https://www.tiger1050.com/index.php/topic,16259.0.html

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    Re: Fork suspension
    Reply #2 on: 17 August, 2022, 03:14:22 am
    17 August, 2022, 03:14:22 am
    Thank you Kiwi60, very helpful. Thats what i like about this group, people like you !