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Offline blacktiger

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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #500 on: March 24, 2017, 07:17:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by XS904 [+]
If you don't mind me asking, what did they change & what was the cost?

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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #501 on: April 24, 2017, 09:28:17 PM »
 :084:  I can't decide whether to tell you about my 2013 800ABS that has no bounce coz it might put the mockers on it!


So l won't!............................... :015:
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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #502 on: September 13, 2017, 05:58:19 PM »
Hi all ,
As my '11 xc is suffering from the bounce as well ..: since its first tire change (10k miles) and I tried quite a few things .
- 5w oil . Helps a bit but made the front end feel vague and dives when on the brakes .
- balancing gel in the tubes . Also helped bit not a cure .
-tire pressure?? Why would it have such an effect after 10k miles if it didn't for the first 10k??.. I ride for 30 years and never saw modest pressure variations have such an pronounced effect on a bike .
After reading this thread I decided to have the fork internals upgraded
I'll have orient express in Long Island -NY put K tech 20mm cartridges and they said they could work on rear shock   as well . Not sure what they'll do but I'll let u know  once I have info.
I'll update once the work is completed ( 2 weeks as I'll be gone for a while !)
Also they noticed that my front tire is full of ripples ( Karoo 2) they said that it's clear the suspension is out of sync . These are classic symptoms, uneven wear etc ...
I hope it will solve this issue as the bike is great but this suspension is really unacceptable, I have developed a fear or comers !!! They are the reason to drive on 2 wheels!
Anyway I hope to be able to give some positive updates once installed.

Have fun out there.

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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #503 on: October 11, 2017, 04:28:08 AM »
Some updates!!
The k-tech cartridges have been installed.. incredible difference but first .
My upper triple clamp had a crack ?
Seriously how bad is the casting process at triumph?
Now I know why my bike felt weird, shacky ...etc
Well know the good things , all new parts fitted and the K-tech cartridges at orient express on Long Island ( they are top guys if you need help around NYC)
The front feels right and heavy, not in a bad way , as holding the ground properly.
And the bounce as far as I can feel has been eradicated!!  :123:
I'm super happy I could fix this very annoying issue as I was about to get a new bike
But I really like this machine and I'll keep it now .
They set the suspension at standard for now , I can dial it in if needed but if feels correct for on road with my weight (165)
I was going to get the anderani kit originally but I'm glad I went with this  set and that it was installed but not only pro guys but they really care about their stuff . Really impressed with these guys

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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #504 on: October 11, 2017, 07:32:12 AM »
Mine split right through and I had it replaced by the dealer. I can't remember if it was still under warranty.

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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #505 on: October 11, 2017, 12:56:01 PM »
Playing devils advocate here.  How do you know it's a Triumph issue (the crack)?
Stupid is as stupid does.
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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #506 on: October 12, 2017, 05:36:17 AM »
true .. I do not know who casts their triple clamp ! I was just being optimistic, I guess
But it looks like a manufacturing issue . Low quality welding, bolts not sitting flat ...
I know I didn't hit anything that would crack it or I'd remember!!
I tried attaching pics but they are too big !!
Anyway I'm still super happy with the results


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Re: front end bounce
« Reply #507 on: October 12, 2017, 05:37:48 AM »
Actually it worked :020:

 


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