After a few hundred miles or so riding the intiminators have definitely improved the handling. Significant 'bumps' in the road simply disappear and the handling is great. The washboard on the dirt road around here are a non issue now.
However I do still have that niggling 'bounce' sensation on slightly uneven or undulating road surfaces. Perfect road surfaces (we have a new stretch just done) there is no issue so I know it is not a wheel balance issue or oval tyre as the sensation disappears.
I've read a few threads discussing possible solutions and I was wondering who made an adjustment that definitely cured the issue. Since the problem was there before installing the intiminators I and reluctant to mess with them. Some solutions I have seen posted are as follows:-
1) Reduce the oil level from 120mm to 140 mm.
2) Cut the spacer down to compensate for the depth of the Ricor.
3) Ricor suggest drilling a .05 hole down the center of the Intiminator.
4) Change oil viscosity. (I have the recommended Amisol 5w)
5) Change the spring.
Has anyone tried any one of those options (or other options) that definitively cured the bounce effect on a smooth road like I mentioned?
As a side note I tried playing with the preload on the back springs and felt that this seemed to have had an effect. But it may just be a placebo effect. I do have stock shocks on the rear. Does anyone know if adjusting the rear preload would affect the feeling on the front?
A lot of questions I know but I know there are some geniuses out there.