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Old 02-01-2013, 12:38 AM   #7036
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Location: Dunedin. New Zealand
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Originally Posted by ktmmitch View Post
Yes,done lots of them.The 2011/12 have different internals,and the 12 has reduced axle offset to compensate for the extra offset on the triple clamps,which gave more steering lock.
Are you able to give me some guidance on how to soften up the compression damping on the front forks? There is a suspension guy in NZ but he hasn't really had much to do with 690's and in particular the 2012 model. I told him my problem of the front bouncing off bumps and rocks while trailriding ( I weigh 78kg in my birthday suit) and he said to unscrew the base valve from the bottom of the forks and send them up to him and he would replace the 0.15 shims with 0.10 shims. Does this sound right?

I'll pay you for your advise and buy the parts from you if necessary ktmmitch!!

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