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Old 01-19-2009, 05:39 PM   #1
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quick question v.steering felt stiff

On the way home my steering felt rather stiff. My first thought was my back tire air pressure may be low... but I checked it when I got home and it was 35+/- 1psi.

The bike just felt heavy and sluggish... could it of just been the wind? It is pretty windy outside.

What do you think? I had my suspension setup Saturday and it felt AWESOME (thank you Patrick)... so I hope the setting didn't loosen up...is that even possible?

Anyhow, any help is appreciated.
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If your not sure if the wind was a factor I'm worried for you.
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what was your front tire pressure? and i know things always feel diff for me with heavy wind...
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Do you have a steering dampner?
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as mentioned, lower front air pressure would cause it to feel spongy and stiffer at slower speeds.

the suspension settings wont 'fall out' plus remember the front forks work independant of eachother.

It is possible it was the day or even you were feeling off as well. After a long ride I feel like the bike is operating differently when it is infact me.

Does your factory stabilizer have the g meter like some hondas? meaning when its tilted it tightens up?
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If your not sure if the wind was a factor I'm worried for you.


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what was your front tire pressure? and i know things always feel diff for me with heavy wind...
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as mentioned, lower front air pressure would cause it to feel spongy and stiffer at slower speeds.

the suspension settings wont 'fall out' plus remember the front forks work independant of eachother.

It is possible it was the day or even you were feeling off as well. After a long ride I feel like the bike is operating differently when it is infact me.

Does your factory stabilizer have the g meter like some hondas? meaning when its tilted it tightens up?
Thanks. That's what I'm thinking, I think I may have just felt uncomfortable on the way home for some reason or another... good thing I ride the HOV
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