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I would sure like for someone to get me in the right direction on this matter. I have rebuilt the forks filled with ATF ,replaced the head bearings,put a new tire on the front, and when I ride it seem that the forks are giving as if they are too small. It is hard for me to explain the feel but it just don't feel right althought it may be right for this machine. My bike is a 85 LTD running 34# of air in tire and 14# in the front suspension .:?
 

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...Your tire pressure is too low. Put 41/41 in the tires front/back.

Then go out and run it a while. I think you will enjoy the handling a whole lot better.
 

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It might be worthwhile to check the length of your fork springs, some have compressed over time and weaken the fork's support. Installing a set of Progressive fork springs will really improve the handling, I had them in my '86 SEI and now in my '93 1500.
 

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thanks for the reply, this is a great form for someone will always answer I will try the air pressure . the springs are a little pricey for now but have thought about it before and may do it before long. THANKS, Mel
 

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i have to second prog. springs mine were too short so i installed prog. wow, now i have them in rear as well. 2900+ couldn't be happier:action::waving:
 

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I have to 3rd the progresive springs ! I was riding with a friend who had a 1500 & he said it LQQked like my front end was taking a nose dive & sure enough my front springs were weak so I got the new progressives & it felt like a new bike that was about 15,000 miles ago All I need now is a new front tire & Ill be back in the game !lol :dude:
 

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I run a Bridgestone spitfire front tire with honda recommended 32 psi and 2-5 psi air in forks and factory springs. I get a really good ride over some rough nc roads.
 

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I increased the tire pressure to 41/41 as suggested by AZGl1500 and took the bike out for just a short ride and it seemed to made a lot of difference, for the better So thanks az.
 
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