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How do you adjust the height of the front suspension on a 2007 1100 v star? mine bottoms out when stopping or bumpy roads.

How do you adjust the front suspension on 2007 v star 1100 silverado? mine is bottoming out.

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It's not adjustable. If you need more damping you can change the fork oil to a heavier weight. Put 15w instead of 10w for example. You could also put stiffer springs inside your forks. Rather large job. You could also put a spacer either on top or under the springs you have to get the effect of stiffer springs without actually changing it. Also a large job, but less expensive than new springs. Finally, check your fork seals. If the seals are bad you should see oil leaking from them and that would cause loss of damping.

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Height is not adjustable on those. Your only option would to replace the springs in the forks with a higher rate spring, and get better valving to slow down the jounce of the bike.

Posted on May 31, 2009

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