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Old 02-26-2015, 03:02 AM   #1
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Feels like bike is sagging in the rear...?

Is it me, or is it the swing arm or rear suspension?

I was riding into work this morning and after about 5km, I felt like the rear was suddenly feeling like it was sinking it has been about a week since I last rode the bike. Until this point, the bike felt like every other ride. At first I thought maybe I was losing air in my rear tire, so I pulled over to a side street. After inspecting the tire, I could not find visually find a leak or punctures. The bike has been parked outside now for about 90 minutes, and the tire isnt flat (its also about 5 degrees Celsius and sitting in the shade), so I assume it would have deflated more by now if it was an air leak in the tire.

So Im wondering if:
1. Is the rear suspension about to go because it feels like there is now slightly more sag in the rear?
2. Is it possible the chain-side swing arm could be loose and would this cause the sagging sensation?
3. Just my imagination?

Wondering if after work I should just ride home and see how things feel, or ride straight to a shop.

Thanks.
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Old 02-26-2015, 07:07 AM   #2
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Check that tire pressure anyway.
Modern tires are pretty incredible. I was out squidding pretty hard with some friends and when we stopped for gas, one of them said, "Nice racing slick, Chris." My tire had molten and revulcanized to baby-butt smoothness. It had been flat, and riding hard caused a lot of flexing and twisting that heated up the rubber! The sidewalls and centrifugal force held the tire up, but my tire was flat.
Pump up the tire. I'll bet it's low.
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Old 02-26-2015, 08:20 AM   #3
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Yup, pressure is a good place to start
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Old 02-27-2015, 05:25 AM   #4
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you have a flat
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Old 02-27-2015, 09:30 AM   #5
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shock leaking?
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:35 AM   #6
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So you were trying to decide whether to ride home from work ...

What happened?

(Nothing catastrophic, I hope.)
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Old 03-01-2015, 02:21 AM   #7
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So you were trying to decide whether to ride home from work ...

What happened?

(Nothing catastrophic, I hope.)
I kept checking the bike in the afternoon, and the tire felt fine. I had another moto buddy look at the bike as I sat on it, and he thought it looked too low.

I rode it to the dealership and had them look at it...checked the tire, swing arm, and suspension....nothing. The bike has been riding fine since. It might have been simply jolted or something after I hit a speed bump and a few potholes that morning. Maybe my senses were off from not having coffee yet that day...it's just one of those things where one is really used to the feeling of the bike, and once something feels slightly off, it kinda of nags at me until I am certain nothing is wrong.
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