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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Front suspension 'rough'

Hi folks, need help. My 2011 RGU rides extremely rough in the front end. Tire is at 36 psi, rear shocks I've tried at 20 - 40 lbs.. and still rough either one up or two up.
Is there an adjustment on the front forks that I've missed or ??
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 04-09-2012, 05:13 PM
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Did you purchase the bike new? If you did, I have never heard anyone comment on a hard ride.

If you purchased used, maybe the previous owner replaced the fluid with a race weight fork oil?

If you figure out what's going on, let us know.

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You haven't missed anything...you just haven't installed the Progressive Monotube front end yet.
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Just like nearly every other sub-system on a Harley, the fix for it is to remove it, throw it in the corner, and replace it with parts that function as they should.

In this case, remove the front forks, unscrew the top caps, pour out everything inside and replace with Progressive mono-tubes. The ride will be MUCH better.
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i bought bike brand new... front end seems to bang on the bumps and I've ridden other bikes and they just float over most bumps... Thanks to all for your input on the Progressive mono-tubes.
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Another vote for the monotubes, not enough can be said about them, IMO.

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+1 for Monotubes. At this time I think they are the best solution available for the front.

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Sounds like a fork oil/air problem that's keeping the fork from damping. I'd at least check the oil level and viscosity, and compress as much air out of the tube as possible before spending money on parts, and new oil!
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Thanks for the idea, will try the cheap and simple solution first.
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i bought bike brand new... front end seems to bang on the bumps and I've ridden other bikes and they just float over most bumps... Thanks to all for your input on the Progressive mono-tubes.
Does it seem as though the forks are bottoming out or it is possible it is loose head bearings you are hearing when going over bumps?


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