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Best suspension upgrade for a GSX-R750?

MCN, 24 September 2012 16:35

Q. My GSX-R750 K2 is now 10 years old (obviously!) and has nearly 35,000 on the clock. Everything I read about 'suspension' says it will need replacing or refreshing after about 16,000 miles, so I can only assume mine is most certainly well past its best and I am riding around the ‘wear and tear' characteristics? I am considering new ...

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Which springs to upgrade my FJR’s forks?

MCN, 16 May 2012 16:12

Q. I want to uprate the front fork springs on my FJR1300A (2008 plate) as I’m finding it too soft fully-loaded. The brand names I've heard of don't do replacement uprated springs for my year of bike.Tulstyman, MCN forums A. Hyperpro (www.performanceparts-ltd.com) offer a replacement set that comes with detailed fitting instructions for about £120-130. They recommend that you go ...

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Why is my GSX-R750 running wide?

MCN, 11 January 2012 11:34

I’ve got a 2004 Suzuki GSX-R750 which I love the look and power of. The problem is that when I open the throttle up in the second part of a corner while the bike is still cranked over, it starts to run wide.Harry Heasman, Tunbridge Wells What’s happening is that the rear of the bike is sitting down as you feed ...

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Product advice: Help! My bike's steering too quickly

Marc Abbott, 15 February 2010 12:52

My 2004 Kawasaki ZR-7 has a tendency to flop into corners although I fitted a new rear shock recently. 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  It sounds like the forks are too soft and when you’re ...

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Sorting suspension that kicks you out of the seat

Marc Abbott, 12 January 2010 14:25

Q. I have a 2008 Suzuki GSX-R750 which I absolutely love. It goes and handles as well as I could have imagined, with the only downside being that it can kick me out of the seat sometimes when I am riding enthusiastically along country roads that are less than smooth. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension Some tell me the rear ...

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Product advice: Should I change my VFR800's suspension?

Marc Abbott, 31 December 2009 12:30

MarcusMarsh: I have a 1998 VFR800 with 38,000 miles on the clock and the suspension (and rear shock in particular) is past its best, so this winter it's time for refurbishment. I would like to take your opinion on a replacement rear shock. The choices I am looking at are either a new OE Honda shock, which I can source ...

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Just £45 for expert suspension set-up!

Mykel Nicolaou, 02 December 2009 12:11

MCN's Mykel Nicolaou recently took a trip to Harris Performance to sort out his ill-handling Monster. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension parts What he found was surprising, but nowhere near as surprising as the cost... I've had my Ducati Monster S4 for more than three years and was almost at the point of selling the bike because of its dreadful ...

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How to dismantle your forks

Marc Abbott, 15 October 2009 13:38

If you're struggling to follow your Haynes manual or are simply new to home spannering and need a helping hand, this Youtube clip will see you through the process of dismantling your forks. Save £££s on motorcycle suspension

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Suspension advice: My bike seems to 'flop' into corners

Marc Abbott, 16 September 2009 11:56

Q. My Honda CB1100R has a tendency to flop into corners although I fitted a new rear shock recently. Compare and buy motorcycle supension parts I've checked the head bearings for play and set the tyre pressures. Is there anything else to check? Cliff Freeman, email A. It sounds like the forks are too soft and when you're coming off the ...

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Suspension advice: Sorting the shcok to irradicate sliding

Marc Abbott, 02 September 2009 17:20

My Suzuki GSX-R750 has just been fitted with a new aftermarket rear shock, but since then it has been spinning its rear tyre under power when riding in the wet. Compare and buy motorcycle suspension It's so bad that I can hardly get on the throttle at all. The Pirelli is virtually new and Ive had no problem with them ...

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