Joined: 30 Jun 2015
Location: Rochester MN
|Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:53 am Post subject: From my advrider thread
|Ever heard of the film Accidental Tourist https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Accidental_Tourist_%28film%29 it was OK, I'm the accidental tuner ! Every now and then I get lucky. Put new Hyperpro shock from Klaus http://www.epmperf.com/
After figuring out I was out to lunch on tire pres and front shock damping I put on my new shock and went out on a horrible road it was way better but all of a sudden things aren't so good and somethings dragging on the right in left turns, its the swaybar ! Went home to investigate.
Well that sucks ! I'm not sure that the collar that insured the bar doesn't come out of the hiem joint hadn't been gone for awhile as it never was as ridgid as my GS rig, I found a collar, they are easy to come buy industrial supply houses stock them. When I reassembled I put the normal weight on the sidecar spindle and adjusted the link (vertical piece with hiem) shortened it so there is just about the width of the bar preload 5/8", not allot of preload just enough that I could do it by hand no forcing things.Put the wheel on and went for a ride.
Very happy between the new shock and all slack out of sway bar connections it's great, never better in my 4k miles of ownership.I really wonder how this thing got so squirrelled up short of my wrong tire pres and damping choices. [img][/img][img][/img][img][/img]
Patience, n. A minor form of dispair, disguised as a virtue.