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post #1 of 2 Old 04-18-2011, 11:30 AM Thread Starter
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Issue with forks

2008 KLR 650, with NX 650 forks, I noticed when i apply the front brake, the front end wants to dip/veer to the right, i don't notice it as much at highway speeds just when i'm going 25-30 mph, or when i practice "quick stopping" in a parking lot. I'm leaning on draining the fork oil and replacing it with ???
Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-18-2011, 04:49 PM
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If you can get the bike supported with the front wheel off... I'm betting you have some bad fork bushings. With the wheel off you shouldn't be able to get the lower tubes to wiggle... but I bet you can

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