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  • Offline Elmsall Plodder

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    CT Front end like a trampoline
    on: Feb 08, 2018, 10.32 am
    Feb 08, 2018, 10.32 am
    Hello guys n gals,
    swapped my FJR for the CT around June and I'm still trying to come to terms with the front end,ie how bouncey it is, ive just tuned in the Rebound Damping all the way to as hard as poss, then came back 5 clicks, ive yet to ride it since I did this, so cant say if its done the job or not, so before I do, does any one have any advice as to the rights or wrongs of what ive done, this is all alien to me so please be patient with me for I am only a FOOL,  :440:
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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #1 on: Feb 08, 2018, 11.28 am
    Feb 08, 2018, 11.28 am
    Hey!
    Follow this link.Think it can help you. https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,2029.msg21240.html#msg21240

    Terje

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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #2 on: Feb 08, 2018, 11.29 am
    Feb 08, 2018, 11.29 am
    Sound like a start!

    Eventually, if you don't find joy, you you might want to change your springs and fork oil.
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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #3 on: Feb 08, 2018, 12.24 pm
    Feb 08, 2018, 12.24 pm
    Hi Emsall Plodder:

    This maybe also be of interest to you:

    https://www.crosstourer.com/index.php/topic,6361.0.html


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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #4 on: Feb 08, 2018, 04.21 pm
    Feb 08, 2018, 04.21 pm
    I have not been impressed with the forks on my ct. I have tried veejays settings and all ports between but have never found one I was happy with ( I am 12.5 stone in my shreddies so maybe don't have the weight to make his settings work for me). They always felt too ' jiggley' yet when I turned the wick up on the bike there seemed to be too much wallow. During my last tour of Scotland in oct '17 I swapped bikes with my buddy for 20minutes or so (he has a triumph explorer xc.) and the quality of his suspension, in my humble opinion, put mine to shame. His bike exhibited a nicely damped but compliant ride with no 'jiggle' or wallow. I didn't think the tex was as good in most other aspects and there is nothing else out there to tempt me from the ct so I resolved to sort out the front end w/out spending a fortune. After much research I opted for the K-tech 20ssk fork piston kit from Brooks suspension, Bradford which I had fitted in Dec '17.
    Now I could easily say-wow its great but in truth I think the only way to give a proper evaluation is to get a decent trip under my belt and try to be as objective as possible in my assessment. The weather has been so crap I have not wanted to take the bike out other than a 10mile spin on primary good quality roads which told me nothing really.

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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #5 on: Feb 08, 2018, 04.27 pm
    Feb 08, 2018, 04.27 pm
    The point of the above Mr Elmsall is that if twiddling the original suspension doesn't do it for you there are options that don't break the bank and should sort it. ( Fingers crossed the K-tech stuff has fixed mine but we will see ).  :015:

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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #6 on: Feb 08, 2018, 05.59 pm
    Feb 08, 2018, 05.59 pm
    I have only rode my 2nd DCT home from Harrogate then kept it tucked away under a quilt until the salt has gone. I thought the suspension was harsh so the next day i decided to set it all as per the forum favourite 'veejay's settings only to find out that it was alraedy done!!!

    I was disappointed to say the least  :019:

    My 2012 DCT was treated to an Hyperpro rear shock and their front spring kit/oil and rode really well once set up. The rear shock stopped all of the wallowing on sweeping bends and the front spring kit made a decent job of helping the front end out.

    When i start riding it in springtime (i also have an AT with HP springs on to ride) i will decide wether to invest in the suspension upgrades or not.

    I will say one thing about suspension upgrades......they make one hell of a difference to a bike you are not gelling with and are usually well worth the investment if you like the bike and engine otherwise

    I had better start saving  :164:

    ian  :305:


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    Re: CT Front end like a trampoline
    Reply #7 on: Feb 08, 2018, 10.36 pm
    Feb 08, 2018, 10.36 pm
    *Originally Posted by scotsy [+]


    I had better start saving for a GS :164:

    ian  :305:

    Fixed it for you  :001:

     



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