My cornering’s Q a bit of a flop
I’ve recently got a 2004 Kawasaki ZR-7 which has a tendency to flop into corners, although I recently treated it to a new shock. I’ve checked the head bearings for play and set the tyre pressures. What next? John Herriot, email
AAnswered by Gareth Evans, Motorcycle Suspension School The forks on the ZR-7 are fitted with soft springs. As the springs offer little support, the forks sit low in the stroke with a rider on board. The solution is to fit linear springs matched to your weight. The springs will give the front end much more support. The speed that the forks move up and down is controlled by the damping. You could fit emulators if you want to go a step further and increase control.