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Especially after a good cleansing when there is no visual signs of a spil, I found it hard to detect problems with oil leaks/levels. Usually I can feel low levels in a rear mono suspension when driving it. But front suspession is very hard.

Any tips on this?

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Can you clarify what exactly you're asking? From "mono suspension" I'm guessing you're talking about a motorcycle. By "leaks" do you mean fork oil leaking from seals (or elsewhere), or air leaking from a combination oil/air-pressurized shock such as found on Honda Prolink bikes? – dodgethesteamroller Jul 10 '13 at 1:47
I am referring to oil leaks on motorcycle. – Steffe Jul 10 '13 at 7:01

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If there is no visible leak but the suspension still feels hard, it sounds like your motorcycle's suspension is not properly calibrated to your weight.

Ref: How to Adjust Motorcycle Suspension

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+1 for the link on susp adjustment – Steffe Jul 11 '13 at 7:38

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