Front shocks

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Front shocks

#1 Unread post by 5star » Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:35 pm

Can I adjust my front shocks on a 2005 vt1100 Sabre. They are little to stiff for my weight

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Re: Front shocks

#2 Unread post by GS_in_CO » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:00 pm

Quick internet search indicates that only the rear shock is adjustable.

The fronts can be changed by using different weight fork oil to slow or quicken action over bumps. Springs can be changed inside the fork leg if needed to get a lighter or heavier spring rate. Neither of these changes is especially difficult but choosing the changes requires some good advice from suspension experts.
Ron

Current: 1988 BMW R100GS (the 'numberplate' model)

Past: 1987 Yamaha XT350
1983 Honda CB900F
1980 Honda XL185S
1979 Suzuki GS425E

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Re: Front shocks

#3 Unread post by 5star » Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:05 pm

That's what I thought. Thank you

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