This is great going for everybody who contributed to the thread. Now its time Kevin takes up this matter with the factory in India, so that the issue is taken care of on the assembly line itself (I know they are working under stress, but turning out top quality trouble free machines will be a wonderful feeling for them).By the way, just noticed a strange thing, the engine is vibrating more ever since the tweeks were carried out to the rear end. Earlier I could do 75 MPH with a pillion and the bike was smooth as a HONDA, but now it starts to vibrate beyond 65 MPHNot only that the top speed has come down from 90 MPH to 83 MPH. Is there something I must look into, or should I do the old BSA trick first
Hi GHG, do my eyes decieve me or does the left hand shock in dsc00727 appear not to be perpendicular. The bit bolted to the swinging arm looks closer to the centre line than the top. I've had a look at mine and it appears to be the same. I'll try and do some careful measurements over the next few days.As an additional observation you may have seen my attempt at raising the gearing using a Honda rear wheel. While doing this I noticed the rear mudguard appered to be out of line so undid both support bars nuts and bolts and straightened it all up with a length of wood. A bit brutal I know but it did the job. Anyhow yesterday was the first time out where I got up to about 75mph true speed and lo and behold NO WEAVING. With the caveat that I was leaning forward with arms more tucked in that usual and a relaxed grip on the bars.Thats what I call a result! And confirms what you all have been doing!Cheers, Shappers.
Yup, I got a couple little scratches on my fork shrouds too. Re-adjusted the fender and all is well.My C5 (2010) has a different style mount than yours GHG. It looks like you have little tabs on the strut that the fender mounts to. My strut has standoffs with tapped holes on the back side, the fender bolts right to it. Must be a later design.Scott
Vibrate? Is it the chassis or the engine?Scott
I'm thinking his chassis is tighter, so he's feeling it more? I have'nt noticed a difference.Like when you have a regulator buzzing, then loosen the union on the vent and it goes away. Tuneing fork effect.
I just put washers at the top of the shocks, didn't do anything else. It seems slightly better, nothing amazing and I doubt it was worth the effort. If I had to have the fender off for some reason I'd put the washers in just because, but I wouldn't make a special effort to do it.