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Does disabling the anti-dive improve the ride quality? If so, how does one go about disabling it on a 2000 SE? I am less than happy with the ride and handling of my bike.

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I doubt that it will change your ride but it will definitely affect the handling for the worse. Have you tried changing the suspension settings or the tire pressures.How many miles are on the bike?Maybe it's due for new springs or a fork oil change.A lot of the 1500 guys on here replace their shocks and springs with Progressive's.

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i agree, progressive springs and shocks are the way to go.
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Tell us what you dont like about the ride then it will be easier to make suggestions.

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Dan's right, kinda hard to help, is the suspension too soft? Could be low oil. Too hard? Could be too high air pressure or too much oil, might have Progressive springs which will make it much firmer than stock.

The anti-dive doesn't do anything until you use the brakes. Full anti-dive on both sides of the fork doesn't come into play unless you use both the brake pedal and the handlebar lever. So the anti diveshouldn't be affecting your ride quality.

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What is the air pressure front and rear?? Many here recommend a higher air pressure than stated in the manual. 41/41psi front and rear - that made a great improvement on my 83interstate.

This is kind of like throwing darts while blindfolded. A little more info would help.

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What I don't like about it is.... it rides too hard. The front air pressure is only about 2#, the rear is about 35#. I'm thinking that maybe the front forks need to be rebuilt. Hopefully this will become a moot subject as someone is interested in buying the bike.....fingers crossed. Then I can go back to the Valkyrie which I have come to realize that I like better than the GW.

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What I don't like about it is.... it rides too hard. The front air pressure is only about 2#, the rear is about 35#. I'm thinking that maybe the front forks need to be rebuilt. Hopefully this will become a moot subject as someone is interested in buying the bike.....fingers crossed. Then I can go back to the Valkyrie which I have come to realize that I like better than the GW.
I know a member in your area that might be interested in it if your sale falls through.
I don't use any pressure in the forks at all. Just progressives, good seals and bushings and fresh oil of the desired weight.
It is nice that you have ridden the valk and the wing to be able to make the change from experience rather than hype. We just had a member go the other way so it's obviously different strokes for different strokes when it comes to bikes.






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Rudy, I'll post here if this guy doesn't buy it. Maybe something magical will happen and I'll end up keeping it but I doubt it. It's funny that my observations are totally different from the other member who traded his Valk. I find that the Valk was a LOT more stable than the GW. The GW gets blown around by trucks on the highway MUCH more than the Valk did. I'm thinking that it's all the plastic catching the wind. ?And the handling.....man, there's no comparison in cornering...and power. Anyway, I don't want to alienate any GW riders, these are just MY opinions and not meant to belittle the GW. I guess that's why they make Fords and Chevys.....or Goldwings and Valkyries, huh?

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What happens to fork oil that it requires changing? When refilling your tubes, What is the most accurate form of measurement? Thanks!

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