Main Motorcycle: '08 Moto Guzzi 1200 Sport
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Hudson, Ohio - USA
Other Motorcycle: 2012 Guzzi Griso 8v SE
Extra Motorcycle: My 1991 BMW R100GS
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I also noticed how much stiction was bought about by the weather seals that plug into the sliders. What I did: tape up the top of the slider to the stantion, so nothing can fall on the fork seals. Cut some sandpaper/wet 'n dry about 3" high and enough to wrap round the stantion. With it wrapped round the stantion and held in place with one hand, bring the weather seal down over the sandpaper/wet 'n dry and then twist it round, back and forth. Lift it above the paper and see how it feels on the stantion, I eventually made mine a snug fit, but with very little drag. Blow any remnants of sanding off the slider tape and remove. Then oil the stantion and move the weather seal up and down the stantion, you will see a black line of oil/rubber, wipe this clean and push the weather seals home.
This made a big difference in how the forks settle to the same level after bouncing up and down.
I did start at 120mm, but felt it was a little too harsh so went to 130mm. I want to try 140mm as I figure the Intiminators take up about 20mm of fluid space.
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