Join Date: May 2012
Location: Cleveland, OH
Motorcycle: GSX-R1000 / VFR400R
GSX-R1000L2 Excessive Fork Stiction
I took delivery of my GSX-R1000L2 last Thursday. I rode it 350 miles on Sunday, and noticed that as the ride went on, I noticed an excessive amount high-frequency bounce coming from the front over light ripples and undulations in the road.
Before I left, I made sure to zero the stock settings. As the ride went on, I took to dialing out compression damping. It did nothing. I took some rebound out, and it improved things slightly, but it was basically the same.
Today, I took off the front wheel, and loosened the triples, clip-ons and front fender. I ensured that the fork height was the same using a digital caliper, tightened everything down to spec, and installed the front wheel with the axle loose. I dropped the front end, bounced on it a few times, and torqued the axle to spec, then the pinch bolts; mounted the calipers and tightened the fender.
The result? It's basically the same -- even with both adjusters on each fork assy. turned all the way out.
I've owned more than 30 motorcycles over the years, and the one I traded for this one was my GSX-R750K6 that I bought new. It didn't exhibit this problem, ever.
Just wondering if anyone else has seen or heard of this problem with the BPF.
Last edited by cogniscenti; 05-07-2012 at 09:49 PM.