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I have been checking out a few turns in my neigborhood. Speed limit is 45 but the turns are so great I extend a bit.



If i lower the suspension for maximum comfort I scrape egs more often. When i rais ethe suspension I dont scrape but i get this funny bobbing action. Liek I hit a bump and she starts oscilating?





It feels very unstable . And very hard to explain. It doesnt hug the turn but makes me back off the throttle in fear of losing traction .
 

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I would guess that with the suspension being stiffer that it would be more responsive to the road surface. In other words you are "feeling the road conditions more than when the suspension is softer.
 

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What you are feeling is the springs without benefit of rebound dampening. In other words, the shocks need a rebuild or at least fresh oil.
 

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BIKE and Dennis.
WOuld this allow for good low speed travel but only act up when really taking hard turns.

i thought basically the same thing differing in that i thought maybe one fork was leaking .
 

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The shocks need a rebuild. You won't feel it so much at slow speed other than being bouncy. At higher speed in a turn you will get the oscillation you describe. It is caused as Dennis said by worn out shocks.
 

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JACKJOHN. is that the fronts or rear. I just redid the fork seals at the beggining of this season. maybe it will be added to the list for next season. Progressives.
 

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JACKJOHN. is that the fronts or rear. I just redid the fork seals at the beggining of this season. maybe it will be added to the list for next season. Progressives.
 

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I expect it is the rears. That is where oscillation normally shows up in these bikes. The forks can usually be fixed with an oil change, maybe a heavier weight. Honda calls for ATF in the forks but I like regular fork oil because you know what the weight is and you can make changes if you don't like the ride you are getting. One other point is if you still have OEM springs in there, they are well past useful life. I put Progressive spring in my 1100 and run them with no air.
 
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