Farkle Purchasing System
Re: forks. We talked about doing emulators but decided they weren't needed for my type of riding. Why did you want them?
Was the fork brace pushing the tubes away or towards each other?Not today, but over the last few days I've bought a new (used) front rim, dismounted / mounted tire from old, bent rim to new rim, balanced both front and rear wheels with a balancer borrowed from @Karlos, and found that removing my fork brace has freed up my forks from binding...i now have correctly functioning forks!
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Honestly, I felt the stock fork set-up was totally acceptable, but many folks I ride with who know more about bike mechanics and suspension settings than I ever will told me to take my bike to this shop and let them do whatever they felt was necessary to get my bike suited to my style. In these parts they are a very well known shop and very honest. They asked me how I ride and what I use my bike for and took a bunch of different measurements and settings for my weight and frame. I commute daily on it, do long distance touring and ride it very hard in the corners on spirited rides. I had some money burning a hole in my pocket and since I've never had an upgraded suspension before, I wanted to try it out and see how it feels.Re: forks. We talked about doing emulators but decided they weren't needed for my type of riding. Why did you want them?
Took a little under a month to arrive and finally installed tonight. Had to futz with it a bit to install with my pillion rack, but it's in place, now. Made for a tight fit where the rear underseat cushions drop below the plastics and down to the frame -- had to sit on it to get the latch to catch. Heavy rain tonight, so will have to defer a test ride. Feels good sitting on it, though. It's thicker / cushier than I expected and if it provides similar airflow to the Beadrider, I'll be sold!
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Heh, it's like black magic. This morning the front brake lever is nice and firm. Not sure why that works, pretty sure it shouldn't, but at any rate now I can call that job done and move on[after bleeding] My front brake lever is still soft as heck. I hate it. I have it tied back onto the grip overnight (I know, that doesn't work. But nothing to lose), I'll attack it again in the morning.