Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Advice on changing Suspension setup....
I have a 2000LT with 95k miles. I have had Wilbers for about 60k miles and am very happy with them. I am about to get them rebuilt for the 2nd time. During the rebuild, I am considering getting the rear shock 1" longer. The reason is that though I love the way the bike handles for such a beast, I am wanting to sharpen the steering up a tad more if possible. By "sharpen" I mean make it fall into turns a bit easier.
Now, my question is as follows.....would the quicker steering I expect produce a consequential less planted feeling on the freeway? I am concerned that raising the rear will cause the bike to wander quite a bit more on the freeway - I love the way it sits at the moment and, though I don't really focus on freeway riding, I have to be practical and recognize that proportionally, its my commonest riding location.
Any experience/ suggestions?
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
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