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Old 07-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #1
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Signs forks are bad

I noticed that when I push down on the front handle it feels like the forks are compressing all the way down. How do I determine if the forks are in need of repair or replacement. 04 750 gsxr 13500 miles
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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When is the last time they were serviced? If u cant answer that question they probably need servicing. U dont replace the forks, u just service them by replacing the fluid, seals etc....
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Old 07-27-2012, 08:35 PM   #3
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I bought the bike used, most likely never done before. Thanks for the input, I'm sure it's time
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Old 07-27-2012, 09:10 PM   #4
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Go and get your suspension set up at Motorcycles Unlimited for like $30. At that point they can tell u if they need servicing and or resprung for your weight.
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Old 07-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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Start with attempting to adjust the compression and rebound
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Old 07-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #6
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Talk to John or Brandon up there. Good guys and great prices.
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Old 07-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #7
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At that mileage, you are passed when many people say they need servicing, but before many people service them (if nothing is outwardly wrong). Take it to a shop to have them adjust it, and be open to whether they say it needs rebuild before doing so. It may just be setup for someone much lighter than you.
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