Pretty in Pink, dunno why
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Redondo Beach
I don't know a damn thing about suspension. It's a total mystery to me.
I did, however, have problems with washboard roads. In my case, as I was riding the washboards the rear suspension would "sit down". In the fuzzy recesses of my mind I was able to figure out that the damping was wrong - something was allowing the rear spring to compress, but not rebound. The rear end got pounded down into a squatting position and then everything went to crap.
I got off the bike and adjusted the damping position a half turn or so and it got worse quicker. Lacking any other imaginative solution, I got off and turned it a half turn past the original position. It didn't seem any better, but was no worse. I have no idea if that little screw adjusts the damping upon compression or extension of the shock, or if it really does nothing at all except give inveterate tinkerers a thing to adjust.
It was then that I realized that the KLR suspension isn't any good if you're a Clydesdale and resolved that a) I needed a primer in basic motorcycle suspension, and b) I needed to invest in mo' betta stuff.
At this point, I'm leaning towards the Ricor stuff, but it won't be until next spring (no pun intended)...
Last edited by Tom Schmitz; 10-20-2009 at 06:39 PM.