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Suspension/tire wear question


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19 hours ago, Tonik said:

Another option is to use the tire money to finance a wing. Here is 5k on the Dunlop Elite 4s rear. It will go 15. If you want the softer factory Bridgestones you will get 10.

I adjust my preload with a button. Damping can be done while moving.

 

 

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I’m one of those guys that wants a new Wing. I’m too cheap to purchase a high end shock, however, so I don’t see me financing $28,300 for a new bike. 

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2 hours ago, durk said:

I’m one of those guys that wants a new Wing. I’m too cheap to purchase a high end shock, however, so I don’t see me financing $28,300 for a new bike. 

 

Yea, got mine new for low 20's and I had to think about that for a bit too, so I get it.

20k with low miles. Best you are going to do during these times. Surprised it is still for sale.

 

https://www.cycletrader.com/listing/2019-Honda-GOLD-WING-1800-TOUR-5017079620

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I still haven't seen where you measured sag.  That's the 1st thing you need for suspension adjustment.  If my 800 lb/in Eibach (8 x 2.25) will help I'll give it to you.

If you want to concede that you'll buy a lots of rear tires, that's cool too.  Just trying to help...

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14 minutes ago, MSerfozo said:

I still haven't seen where you measured sag.  That's the 1st thing you need for suspension adjustment.  If my 800 lb/in Eibach (8 x 2.25) will help I'll give it to you.

If you want to concede that you'll buy a lots of rear tires, that's cool too.  Just trying to help...

I haven’t measured sag yet. I need to find some time and get a second set of hands. I need to do my research to figure out if your spring will even work. I got home Thursday and left Friday morning for a 6 hour trip to New York in the car. Then returned last night at 10pm. So I haven’t had time to look at the bike. Sorry I didn’t respond prior. I was trying to gather other’s thoughts. Once I get my ducks in a row I’ll get back to you. Thanks for the offer. It’s very kind of you. 

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Took the time to set the sag today for just me. Plenty of enough there to get it set correctly for just me. Did some research as well on dampening. I was definitely going the wrong way. I backed the screw off to just above factory. We’ll see if that helps in the future. Thanks for everyone’s input. @MSerfozo it seems as though I probably won’t need that spring. With the bike set for just me I still have quite a bit of adjustment I can add for a passenger. Thanks again for the offer. 

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LOL honestly man.... that doesnt look too bad for how heavy of a bike and how you fling it around. I doubt you're going to be able to clean that up completely if you keep riding at pace loaded down/ riding that bike.

Stop riding so hard if you don't want to see this happen to your rear tire - that's my advice. The faster you go the more rubber you'll use. Simple math.

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