Thursday, August 05, 2010

117,872 miles

Santa Rosa, CA

Front suspension dampening failing

Suspension sounds like it is bottoming out under moderate shocks (such as a small pothole at very low speed.) Can't tell if it's the front spring strut or front forks (or both.) The front spring strut was replaced at 80,785 miles, so I would be surprised if it has already failed.

(Apparently, the only way to check fork fluid levels is to remove the forks.)


Nikos said...

I believe that the fluid in the forks only provides primarily lubrication - the suspension unit does the real work - can you adjust the preload on the the R1200GS like on the the 1150?

lubricant grease said...

What brand of fork fluid are you using out of interest?