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Re: Strange Handling

The first step I would suggest is tire pressure as per Bob Silas 
recommendations.  Then start looking to preload adjustments.  The rear 
stock shock is adjustable some, so you can start there and play with 
various preloads to see if it settles the bike.

Unfortunately, what I really think is that you have junk stock shocks 
on this bike and need to invest in quality after-market units.  Can't 
offer more without a test ride.  Please bring the bike to my house and 
I will flog it for a week and advise further ;-)))

Bob Hadden '05R12GS, '62R27

On Nov 13, 2005, at 8:56 AM, Robert Silas wrote:

> Be careful with lower tire pressure on the front, you may put some 
> flat spots into your three spoke rim.  I use 36/42 psi, respectively 
> in my '94 RS.
> Bob Silas
> Montreal, Canada
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: Mark Rivera
>   To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
>   Sent: Sunday, November 13, 2005 8:26 AM
>   Subject: Re: Strange Handling
>> I would appreciate some suggestions, I ride an R1100 RT 1997 handling 
>> is ok
>> until I fill the tank up with fuel, then the handling becomes 
>> fantastic.
>> I would like to keep the "planted" feeling whatever the fuel level
>> was.