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It seems that my 10 going into corners is super sensitive, any slight adjustment seems to cause the front end to get loose and to get real sketchy. No lie its been a problem keeping up with clean drawers, but my buddy who has some knowledge of sups. suggest lowering the front end slightly. I am a complete moron when it comes to adjusting suspension and would really appriciate some second opions from the pro's.
 

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Not a pro but a member here sent me a pm and walked me threw setting up my bike for rebound,compression and sag etc etc! I'm sure he will tune in seeing this thread but sounds to me like you need to dial in that shit before you wash your front out! Any psi problems or weird wear/tearing on tires?
 

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Not a pro but a member here sent me a pm and walked me threw setting up my bike for rebound,compression and sag etc etc! I'm sure he will tune in seeing this thread but sounds to me like you need to dial in that shit before you wash your front out! Any psi problems or weird wear/tearing on tires?
Running brand new Avon Storm2's, no unusuall wear after about 1500mi
Psi is steady 38r 36f. Should I lower my pressure? Yeah bike is really shaky at high speed and I really need to get these bugs worked out. I have about ten cagers looking to get thier heartbroke:helmet:
 

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See when you say I have new tires with about 1500 miles, the front feels shaky...Kinda makes me think your front tire isn't balanced right, not to mention I highly doubt your suspension is dialed in! Pressures=I run a lot of different setups and psi depends a lot on what your doing!
 

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I only run two setups on tire pressure 1. slightly spirited street riding 2. dig runs. The drag side I have my psi pretty dialed in. It's just getting the bike dialed in for the street. I'm about 175lbs geared and would really love to attain a smoother more consistent setup for street riding. not alot of twisites around here so there's really no need to go full suspension tune, just trying to get a smoother outcome.
 

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Can anybody show me a 1st gen stock hieght front end, I would like to see the top of the forks in relation to the triples.
 

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Anybody??? Bike is really getting loose in the front end and I need some serious help ASAP. Someone please school this young Jedi on the ways of the force! Or if there are any fellow South Texans I would love to have some experienced eyes and hands to guide me, more than willing to drive to you or pay for your gas to meet me somewhere??
 

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Can anybody show me a 1st gen stock hieght front end, I would like to see the top of the forks in relation to the triples.
Stock the tubes should be just about flush to the trees.
Just the cap would be above, like where the top threads into the tube.
 

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Stock the tubes should be just about flush to the trees.
Just the cap would be above, like where the top threads into the tube.
Thats where mine are set, only asking bc a budy said that mightbe higher than stock but he wasn't certain. Would lowering the front on the forks give me more stability in the front end? I imagine it does but just gotta ask.
 

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I think that lowering the front will actually make tip in quicker. So that would make it more sketchy from the sound of it.
 

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tire pressures are a bit high, and make sure you get a damper, and im not too familiar with the tires, but when i had my gen 1 it didnt like any other tires but Pilot powers, or qualifiers.
 

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where you at in texas?
 

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It seems that my 10 going into corners is super sensitive, any slight adjustment seems to cause the front end to get loose and to get real sketchy. No lie its been a problem keeping up with clean drawers, but my buddy who has some knowledge of sups. suggest lowering the front end slightly. I am a complete moron when it comes to adjusting suspension and would really appriciate some second opions from the pro's.
Has the problem always existed, or did it come on suddenly (or gradually)?
 

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Just quickly scanned this. Lower the front will cause quicker turn in. If you've changed your tires, the new tires could have a steeper profile. You could help this by running a lower tire pressure. Best bet go to a suspension shop and get your suspension setup Properly. Shouldn't cost more than $50 and easily the best $50 you'll spend on your bike.
 

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Avon's usually have a extremely soft carcass (softer then Pirelli's, but 36f is way to high IMO. try 30f psi cold and drop from there for warm up. other then that get a steering damper and may want to lower your rear ride hight. just my :2cents:
 

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where you at in texas?
I'm right outside Corpus Christi in Aransas pass.

Has the problem always existed, or did it come on suddenly (or gradually)?
When I first got the bike it had some serious death wobbles once you hit about 130mph I changed to the Storm2's and the headshake was fixed. Now it seems that any bump at high speed, hard accelleration, or tight turn and the bike gets real loose.

Just quickly scanned this. Lower the front will cause quicker turn in. If you've changed your tires, the new tires could have a steeper profile. You could help this by running a lower tire pressure. Best bet go to a suspension shop and get your suspension setup Properly. Shouldn't cost more than $50 and easily the best $50 you'll spend on your bike.
I think that sound like some damn good advice sir, Thank you!
I'm just unaware of any place like that around here, any suggestion?

Avon's usually have a extremely soft carcass (softer then Pirelli's, but 36f is way to high IMO. try 30f psi cold and drop from there for warm up. other then that get a steering damper and may want to lower your rear ride hight. just my :2cents:
What f/r psi do you think would be a good starting point for me for my setup?
 

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Don't live in Texas but I'm sure you have a local forum where someone chime in.
:+2: you can't ask someone what pressures they run or what setups they use because road,conditions and you are different! I say stick in around high 20's to low 30's if you ride
 

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:+2: you can't ask someone what pressures they run or what setups they use because road,conditions and you are different! I say stick in around high 20's to low 30's if you ride
yeah then I'm way high, will start with tire pressure and post an update tomorrow, Thanks fellas:eek:ccasion1
 
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