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post #1 of 4 Old 05-18-2013, 04:56 AM Thread Starter
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Why do you insist on installing such poor suspension on an Adventure oriented machine? At least provide suspension that has compression adjustments. I was going to buy another brand of bike but after perusing the suspension no sale.

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post #2 of 4 Old 06-03-2013, 07:45 PM
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Every Suzuki for 40+ years has come from the factory with suspension set up for the spidery Japanese ballerinas Suzuki apparently hires as test riders.

Some have even arrived unable to hold up their own weight without sagging through 3/4 of the suspension travel.

Crap Suzuki suspension is a tradition -- show a little respect. :mrgreen:

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-03-2013, 10:52 PM
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Yeah, what Ringer said.
BMW has unusually proportioned folk as test pilots and the rest of us have to adjust to the ergos. Unhuman they may be.
It's just the way it is!
Or plead that they put high end suspensions on the bike and pay 4-5 thousand more upon purchase.

People like me truthfully can't tell the difference.
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post #4 of 4 Old 06-04-2013, 09:37 AM
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Suspension on my Wee is in my opinion its only shortcoming. Having a Buell Uly prior to myWee, I do appreciate a good suspension.
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