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How do you service and adjust the front fork suspension... Way stiff!!


Fork adjustment varies from bike to bike. Some have no adjustment at all, some have screws that you turn in and out, some are adjusted/aided by air. Some people change the weight (viscosity) of the fork oil, fit firmer or looser springs etc. Fork adjustment and settings depend on the riders size, handling and bike style so there really is no "stock setting, one size fits all".
What you consider way stiff may be ideal for me but too soft for someone else.
The best way to find out how to adjust the settings (if it is possible) is find a forum online relating to your bike as adjustments of this sort is a fairly hot topic of discussion.
I hope that is of some help.

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My soft tail rides really stiff on rough roads. What can I do to soften the ride. Seems like the front forks are stiff. Just had shocks serviced.


As far as the rear suspension, a softtail won't ride a smooth as one with a swingarm, as the softtail has less travel.

On the front end, Harley has three different "thicknesses" of fork oil, light, medium, and heavy, which gives different suspension dampening.

If the front forks are too stiff, you could try a lighter fork oil.

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1998 isuzu amigo 4x4 3" lift front suspension problems no travel verry stiff


if you have lifted the front suspension by 3 inches then that is 3 inches less travel for the shocky piston to move when the suspension goes down. You have probably damaged the piston and shaft of the shocky. Replace with longer travel shockys.

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How to adjust suspension stiffness ride is fairly


Pull off the plastic left side cover below the seat - go easy so you don't damage the tabs.
Remove the tool box cover.
Remove the tool box tray (2 bolts).
Use the tool provided in your OEM tool kit, and use the flattened tubular extension for more leverage.
Use gloves to save your knuckles.
Higher # stiffer - lower # softer.
A lot easier if you have a jack to get the weight off the rear wheel.

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I just got on my son's C-90 Boulevard, and there is no front suspension. Steers like a tractor. Is the suspension adjustable, no sign of oil leaks on forks.


The suspension is not adjustable.

Mine was like that when the tyres were worn out, what about tyre pressure, I find running the front tyre about 5psi over the recomended pressure on the tyre plate helps.

Aug 19, 2010 | 2007 Suzuki Boulevard

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Suspension **** bought vbike as is but dont no base settings


front preload - 5 lines showing

front rebound damping- stiff

front comp damping- 5 clicks out

rear preload - 15mm from top ring

rear rebound damping - 3 clicks out

rear compression damping - 7 clicks out.

something for you to start with ,when readjusting make 1 adjustment at a time and note the changes so you can go back to the starting point above

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Front suspension bottoms out


Add more fluid to the front forks, start with one ounce at a time, thats all it is but dont over fill them or your ride will be too stiff.

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Adjust front suspension on a Mongoose XR-75


i dont think you can......because these bikes are made for confort at a cheap price..........

higher value bikes can be adjusted....they have special shocks and you can adjust on either soft or stiff ride.....

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Front tires balding from middle to the inside, and the steering gets real stiff when trying to turn hard. there also is some noise coming from the front end! please help!!


sounds like you have a front suspension issue, there are alot of parts it could be, the first thing I would do is jack the front up to get tires off the ground and shake all the suspension parts really good, they should all be stiff, another option is take it to a shop that does alignments, they will quote you what is wrong and what will fix it :)

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