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Re: 92 blade front fork suspension oil?
Ok, here we go, this is from SportRider Oct 93 article by Eric Putter after talking to Jim Lindemann of Lindemann Engineering and Jeff Favorite of Fox Factory suspension. "Hondas cbr900rr has the most confused front end of any sport bike." Favorite believes the 900 comes undersprung, overdamped and underpreloaded, with tons of friction from its massive 45mm tubes and large cartridges. Triple clamps with too much offset and too little trail and the equally confused choice of a 16 inch front wheel. "The abundance of low speed damping makes the front end skip around on the most minor of bumps. The lack of high speed damping allows the front end to bob up and down on abrupt transitions Finally the soft initial spring rate allows the fork to dive too quickly through the travel into the stiffer final rate, which retaliates by rebounding too fast. Cranking up the preload only exacerbates this problem, especially under power."