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F3 ride height

Hi all.

I've had my f3 on the road a little over a year now and when I bought it, the woman that I bought it off of said that she had lowered it.

Is there a way to check that she has Lowered the front to suit? I'm not sure what the drop was but I have a suspicion that she hasn't done the front as sometimes the front feels like it wants to skip out when going around corners.

Thanks in advance.

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I would expect there to be specifications in the shop manual for ride height..... that would be the first place to check IMHO.

After that, talking to a suspension shop about it would be the best course of action. You could also check on a suspension website and see if they offer any advice, there are also on line magazine articles which describe proper setup -- I think SportBikeRider has done a comprehensive list covering near 20 years of bike models...

Very few Japanese motorcycles are sold with springs which are appropriate for riders who weigh more than ~ 150 lbs. Odds are good, whatever is in there is likely not the optimum choice to begin with.

If you can, I would recommend raising the bike back up to the OEM height, and while you are at it add in springs that are of the proper rate for your weight. Whilst doing these things, it's always a good idea to refresh the fluids in the fork, as they become contaminated over time and change viscosity -- that will hose up the damping rates, which are what fine tune the response from the springs.

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