Originally posted by jrog24
Should have gotten a 600 Vash, 1k to much for you.
Actually, yes you are right. A liter is a raging beast, that I constantly have to fight to control. And while my throttle hand is getting pretty good, It still takes a considerably ammount of attention to keep the rear tire from sliding out in a corner. Thats what I loved in a 600, is that I have more of my attention to spend on the road, since you can be as ham fisted with the gas as you want. That and the front wheel doesnt try to kiss the sky on every corner exit... Plus they are so much fun to hunt thru the tranny for power. If I could I'd trade my bike for an RR right now. But I cant, so I'm just going to have to wait and buy one...
My suspension is showa. What really puzzles me, is that I did not notice any of those problem prior to my wreck. I dont know if they didnt exist then, or if I simply didnt care, becouse I felt invincible (and coming from a much worse suspended bike).
Do you think the fork oil could have gotten contaminated due to the (possibly) leaking seal? Or is it that the damage seal created more stiction (is that a word?)? As for replacing the rear shock, I'll consider it, but it will most likely be out of my price range, as I'm starting to realize the buity of dampers. A decent shock will run about $1k right?
I dont trust the dealer farther than I can spit. They got some highschool kids working in the shop. I'd much rather do my own work, learn all about suspensions. After all, how hard can it be? (Famous last words)
The leak is real small. If the forks were not coated in that black stuff (silicon nitrate?) and were just silver, I wouldnt not have seen it. The ring is not even left every time I bounce the forks, just sometime, and its really really light. There is never a full drop of liquid. The pads are fine, and the bike stops very very well.
There are a number of things that could've coused the to go. The "prang", being bottomed out in my truck for several days, my recent fascination with wheelies, and a few BP ones that didnt come down all that smoothly. Who knows. I dont mind replacing the seals, But could they have anything to do with my suspension feeling stiffer?