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Suspension advice: Front end knocking

Marc Abbott, 27 August 2009 11:57

My Yamaha Fazer 1000 has developed an occasional knocking (movement) at the front end. It tends to happen in corners and it feels very similar to loose head bearings. It's been around for the last 3500 miles and has become progressively more pronounced. A change of tyres from Metzeler to Dunlop didn't have any effect as I thought it may ...

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How to adjust sportsbike suspension

Rupert Paul, 17 July 2009 09:23

“Hell, it’s good enough as it is. Why should I take the chance of messing it up?” Well, here’s a reason: it makes your bike feel nicer. Usually much nicer. And you don’t have to be some knee-dragging god to appreciate the difference. What’s more, if you can put up a shelf you’re perfectly capable of doing it. Compare and ...

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What effect does ride height adjustment have?

Marc Abbott, 24 June 2009 15:14

Ride height adjustment is usually only found on top-of-the-range sports bikes, nakeds and the occasional sports-tourer, It raises or lowers the height of the rear shock, lifting or lowering the entire rear of the bike accordingly. Raise the ride height and you jack up the rear. This makes the front tyre work harder and allows the bike to turn quicker. ...

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Suspension advice: Stopping my bike 'flopping' into corners

Marc Abbott, 18 June 2009 10:05

Q. My 2004 Kawasaki ZR-7 has a tendency to flop into corners although I fitted a new rear shock recently. Compare and buy suspension products I've checked the head bearings for play and set the tyre pressures, with 42psi in the rear it feels a little better. Is there anything else to check? Brian Burke, email A. It sounds like ...

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Suspension advice: Yamaha 2003 R1

Chris Dabbs, 27 May 2009 14:34

MCN expert Chris Dabbs is here to answer any questions you have on anything bike related. If you have any questions, ask an expert here Q. I'm experiencing problems with the back end of my standard 2003 Yamaha R1.I've been doing a few trackdays recently and am perfectly happy with the suspension set-up I have, it turns great and can ...


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