New Wilbers installed during last minute warranty work last week. Klaus and company did setup based on data I supplied, etc.
Overall they are superb!
Felt a little soft on the way home from Atlanta. More air in tires (back up to 43ft 48r) and a few more turns on the rear compression dampener and I really liked the feel.
Except for one thing
----and that is the question in this post.
When hard over in a curve (and pushing it too frankly) The front tire did not feel completely solid as it lead into the curve.
It felt something like it wanted to feather a little causing the handlebars to want to wobble a little. Not a solid feeling!
Before installing the new shocks, I did not feel this new front end sensation.
Could this be in my setup?
I have the front rebound dampening as per Klaus indicated and I assume the rear rebound dampening is also as setup per him as the tech who installed said he did not change anything from the factory setup. I cannot check without removing rear plastic to access the shock and have not had time to do so yet. I did stiffen the rear compression dampening several additional clockwise turns beyond the tech's original setup as it felt soft and mushey to me and I do like something of a stiff ride as my other bikes seem to like this when in the twisties.
Could this be that I am simply not yet used to the new shocks?
Could this be an indication my factory steering dampener should also have been replaced along with the front shock? Is this stock steering dampener adjustable--I think it is not.......I simply did not feel this with the stock shocks, but then the stock shocks would not allow me to ride the LT this agressively before. Frankly I have seen LT's ridden far more agressively than I am capable of anyway, so I do not for a moment think I am pressing the bike's limits!
Possible bad assembly when putting the bike back together??
Anyone got any ideas??
Bike has 18.3K miles on it. Front and rear tires are Metz 881's with 6.3K miles on them--worn some but not worn out.