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Old 11-10-2012, 08:02 AM   #1
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Lateral bounce/squishy front end help!!

Hi I recently purchased a 750k6 with 17k miles. I've only been riding about a month on it but I've started to notice that the front end likes to wobble/bounce laterally when turning the bike over while switching lanes at higher speeds. I used to ride a first gen SV650 which were notorious for having soft suspension and I ended up having to upgrade it to remove the lateral wobble that my k7 is now doing! Do I need to mess with the dampening or adjust the suspension? I'm basically looking for any fix unless I'm just pushing the bike to hard and it should be expected.
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:28 AM   #2
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Re: Lateral bounce/squishy front end help!!

The stock suspension on these bikes are not bad for most routine applications.

I would first check to see where the compression and rebound settings are.
Stock compression setting (at the bottom of the fork) is 1 3/4 turns out from full in.
Stock rebound setting (the slotted screw on the top of each fork) is 1 1/2 out from full in.
(The rear shock is 1 1/2 out rebound, bottom screw and 3 out high speed, top nut and 1 3/4 out low speed, top screw)
These settings are in your owner's manual.

Write down where they were set and where you set them for future reference.
You should get reasonable damping at these settings. More then likely you will have to go in another 1/2 to 1 turn on each if you are pushing the bike harder.

If you are still not getting good damping the chances are the fork fluid is broken down or some has leaked out. Actually, with those miles and years it is time for a fork re-seal anyway if it has not been done recently.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
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Re: Lateral bounce/squishy front end help!!

I see you are talking three settings for the rear. I see two screws on the left side of the bike and a bolt on the right.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #4
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Re: Lateral bounce/squishy front end help!!

All the settings are on the left.

On the bottom of the shock is the rebound screw. On the top of the shock (through the hole in the subframe are compression adjustments. The screw is the low speed compression adjustment. The hex nut surrounding that (mine is anodized red or purple) is the high speed compression adjustment.

I'm sure there are some pics here if you search for them.

Please post up where you found the settings before your adjustments.
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