How can I stop Q my GSX-R rat­tling my teeth?

Motorcycle News (UK) - - Garage -

I love my Suzuki GSX-R1000 K6, but at nor­mal road speeds it feels like I’m rid­ing over cor­ru­gated iron on cer­tain roads. I have dropped the tyre pres­sures and backed off all the sus­pen­sion to its soft­est set­ting, but it doesn’t make any dif­fer­ence. Kenneth Whyte, email

AAn­swered by Gareth Evans, Re­ac­tive Sus­pen­sion Suzuki went for a stiff fork set-up with the K5 and K6 1000s with re­stric­tive ports in the car­tridges that give a very harsh fork damp­ing ac­tion, es­pe­cially on our bumpy roads. To sort them out prop­erly they need to be stripped down com­pletely and the car­tridge kits re­placed with dif­fer­ent pis­tons and shim stacks mar­ried up to larger ports. Ex­pect to pay around £500 for a full makeover.

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