My cor­ner­ing’s Q a bit of a flop

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

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.

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