Hi, I've had some issues with my front end handling on my '95 Cali 1100.
The symptoms aresteering feels light andwandering when coming slowly to a stop, like at traffic lights etc. The front end really dives with the ruts in the road severely. I know there's always an acceptable level for this, but it's a lot more pronounced than that. I've lso felt a bit of speed wobble around 80mph that had never been an issue before, and always was very solid and stable up to 100mph.
I've had the bike 5 yrs, so the differences I'm feeling now are definite from the experience of lots of riding on her.
I've just had an MOT, and personally checked the steering head bearings, which were perfect, free moving, no notchig, and no free play. The wheel bearings are also good, althoygh on one side the outer casing of the bearing is a little loose in the hub. Wheel allignment also seems good.
Puzzled, thinking it was likely the steering head bearings, and just looking around, I noticed that the top suspension adjustment knob for the hydraulic damping onthe right hand fork was set all the wayto one notch from the maximum to the clockwise, whereas the other is set somewhere in the middle. ............... I've had trouble with kids messing around with the bike in the street outside my house, and suspect one of them has turned the knob.
I assume I'm right in thinking that this will most likely be the cause of the above issues, don't you think guys?
My question is, does nyone know the factory settings for the hydraulic damper knobs? All I can see is thatit says not to ride with them in the extreme positions. I'm not sure if the kids would have adjusted the other side too.
I know I can trial and error them, settig them the same both sides and test riding, but it might save me lot of twiddling if anyone knows whatthe factory setting are.
Any help much appreciated, Izzug