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Forks suzuki Too stiff, how can I soften?

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Forks on a motorcycle are usually comprised of springs, oil, and valves. Some have the option for air, some are nitrogen charged. Some also have adjustments for preload and rebound. Best bet is grab an owners manual to be sure which type you have and go from there. If yours are pressurized with air or nitrogen, check the pressure to see if it is within factory specifications. If not adjust accordingly. *WARNING* Many of these style are easily damaged from too much air pressure say from that of an air compressor like those used for automotive tools. If you need to add pressure, the safest bet is to use a simple hand/foot operated pump similar to those used for a bicycle. You may also call your local Suzuki dealer and ask if they have a lighter spring for the forks. Swapping these can be done DIY with patience and proper tools or imagination with other tools you may already have. One last option is to replace the oil as it maybe time for it to be serviced and just fresh oil may do the trick, that is if the bike when you got it originally felt better than now. I wish you the best of luck with your bike and safe riding from a fellow rider.

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