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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 09:15 AM Thread Starter
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2009 VN900 Custom

Ok feel silly starting this thread but feel I have too. I purchased my 09 Custom about 2 months ago now and really like it. But whenever I am on a bumpy road my teeth grind together as the bike seems to just smack down every single little bump. Almost feels like the bike has no suspension at all. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2013, 09:30 AM
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Check your monoshock preset and see what it is at. Maybe someone has turned it all the way up. I find the suspension a little soft on my 08 900C so I generally keep it up at "6" which seems to be good for my weight. I think the factory preset is at "4", which kept me bouncing off the bottom.
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Also check your tire pressure. Could be either too high or too low!

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I don't clench my teeth. I try to avoid bad roads. I make sure tires are correctly inflated.
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