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    doug

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    FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by doug on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:09 pm

    FINDING FRONT FORKS A BIT STIFF ON MY WR, IS IT A CASE OF ADJUSTING THEM? OR TRYING A DIFFERENT OIL/LESS OIL,
    SEEMS TO BOUNCE OF ROCKS ETC INSTEAD OF RIDING OVER.....
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    captain caveman

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    Re: FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by captain caveman on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:54 pm

    If you don't know when the oil was last changed its worth doing anyway.
    Do you have a manual for the bike?
    It should say in that how to adjust the suspension settings.

    doug

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    Post by doug on Thu Jan 12, 2012 8:57 pm

    NOT GOT A MANUAL, BUT HAD A LOOK ON YOUTUBE, THINK I GOT IT NOW, CHEERS M8.
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    captain caveman

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    Re: FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by captain caveman on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:09 pm

    If your stuck ive got a manual here i,l see if its got the standard settings in it.

    doug

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    Post by doug on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:10 pm

    OK THANKS

    lanerboy

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    Re: FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by lanerboy on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:46 pm

    doug

    have you let the air out the top after each ride as they can pump themselves up over a ride out and it will make a difference

    doug

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    Post by doug on Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:49 pm

    YES M8 ITS GOT FORK BLEEDERS FITTED, WILL ADJUST THE M AND TRY IT ON W/END
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    Hopes Dad

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    Re: FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by Hopes Dad on Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:06 pm

    Doug, if you can get the standard settings & return the comp & rebound to those. Write down what they are on at the moment.

    When you go out this w/end adjust the rebound by one click either way, to see if they are better or worse.

    It's just a bit of trial & error. If you get close to either end of the adjustment, & it's still not right, then you have to look at the weight or level of the oil.

    But try to start from standard settings

    doug

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    Post by doug on Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:10 pm

    had a hr out today turned adjuster 2 clicks out seems better, not so harsh may try 1 more thanks 4 the advice steve...
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    sheepshagger

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    Re: FORK STIFFNESS

    Post by sheepshagger on Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:53 pm

    Hi doug the standard settings for a wr a in the middle so if it 8 turns, for example in total ,the standard setting would be 4 turns from the bottom,also you can down load a manual free from yamaha web site what yr is the bike.
    Here is a link for wr manuals.
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