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Setup Help..

Hi I have a 2000 929 that I have been really happy with thus far. Lately though I have noticed that when I ride on bumpy roads and especially thru corners it feels like the front end is pogo-ing, like a pogo stick. The rear seems okay the settings are at whatever the way it came stock. I am not sure which way to start adjusting the forks as far as compression and rebound settings.. I weigh about 210 lbs. It is just that the way it is now is really unsettling in the corners, and I am thinking possibly I need to have the forks rebuilt even. I dont go to the track I just like to ride spirited sometimes. Thanks in advance
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Re: Setup Help..

Send your forks to this guy. If you have over 7k on your bike at the minimum you need new oil. He will also put in new springs that are better matched for your weight and re-valve the stock internals and make the ride much better.
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Re: Setup Help..

Yup, Thermosman is one good option. A second is to send them to Dan Kyle
www.kyleusa.com He'll put in the right spring for your weight and revalve/polish the forks. Night and day difference. If you weight over 140, the stock springs are way too soft. You probably need 0.95, maybe 1.0
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Re: Setup Help..

Hi Cornerblade,

do a search on 'Spanky' in this forum and look for the post I started "Suspension Set-up" - it documents the saga of tuning the suspension on my '01 929 which you might find useful if you don't want to go spending too much money on aftermarket parts straight away.

To be fair though, I just recently fitted a WP rear shock and am in the process of changing the springs and valves in my forks. The rear shock made a big difference to the way the bike handles rough turns, especially when on the gas hard, and I'm confident that the reworked front end will have the same effect on hard barking situations...

It all comes down to the results you're aiming for, and the budget you have to achieve them !

Good luck, Spanky.
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Re: Setup Help..

I just try and stay out of any hard barking situations . . .
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Re: Setup Help..

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I just try and stay out of any hard barking situations . . .
Me too - on the road...but on the track I give it heaps
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