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The movement of the steering as you hit a bump is called bump steer, but this has nothing to do with what the beginning of your question is about. As you turn the wheel (you turning it, not bump steer), the geometry of the steering components are such that the inner tire (which ever it may be) will turn tighter than the outer wheel. It is this way because ...


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The rubber seals that are staying on the inner fork tube after riding are called dust seals. They are one of two seals that are used to seal the fork slider onto the inner fork tube. The first seal you see, the dust seal, does not prevent the oil from leaking out. When you look into the the area where the dust seal would go you will see your oil seal. ...


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as of my experience if your steering haven't changed and no knocking in the suspension you should be ok however you should just take a look at the suspension in case the bump did hit some thing and bent it just keep in mind cars a build to last not break from rough driving especially suvs.


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In a word, Yes. Maybe it didn't hurt it where you can tell this time, but remember, cars were meant to stay on the ground, not do Dukes of Hazzard stunt flying. Every time something like this happens, you are putting undue stress on your springs, tires, rims, and suspension. Every time this happens, there has been a little more life which has left the ...


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Will this damage my car? Hopefully it hasn't. In principle, sure, dropping a car from a sufficient height will break it. And injure people who may be in it. Next time, pay attention to the posted speed limits and road signage, especially when driving on roads you don't know well. If you weren't too far above the speed limit when this happened, you ...


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Turns out it was the sway bar links. It was too cold for me to do it myself when I found out that they disintegrated, and the mechanics got a set that was short the 5th washers, which is supposed to be on the bottom side of the lower control arms. I replaced it with a set from Febi, with the 5th washer. So far on a test drive, there seems to be no ...


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Possible Issues Low probability - The oil in the forks is too high of a weight. 'Thicker' higher weight oil would make the forks seem very stiff. As your motorcycle is relatively new and more than likely came with forks assembled from the factory, this is probably not the case. Compression Dampening is too high - If you have a setting at the top of the ...


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Fork Straightening Process The slider and internal oil valving are removed. The stanchion (inner fork tube) is placed on v-blocks A dial indicator is used to detect deflection as the stanchion is rotated Once deflection is understood a hydraulic press is used to bend the stanchion back to its original state. The process of measurement and bending with the ...


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Yes your oil seal is broken , get than fixed asap. Fork Bending on the FZ-S is a very common issue , though its a 43mm fork it bends quite easily, so slight bend might have caused due to driving fast onto a pothole or an accident as you say. There are two things you can do for this situation. Yes you can fix it but it will be still noticeable(if you know ...


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If your suspension compresses fully even in small bumps then try changing the pre-load and tighten your suspension be careful as to not tighten it too much as it will make bike bouncy. If you are convinced that your suspension is broken(do check with your mechanic and confirm , you might not know if its really broken since the suspension comes in two parts ...


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The TVS Star city is a commuter level bike sold in INDIA. It has a very basic suspension set-up. You can adjust the pre-load using a wrench- There will be a small lever on top of the suspension which is noticeable if you have the older version. However if you have the newer version, like shown in the above picture, then you need to open the rear ...


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I am supposing its a Bajaj Pulsar 200NS. problem 1: Your front Fork Oil Seal is broken(a good way to check is to notice any oil leaks near your forks) , This will cause issue with the suspension travel thus the issue.Secondly since you mentioned you did travel over bad terrain there is a slight chance of your fork bending, this will also cause suspension ...


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It is illegal and totally dangerous to drive the car like that. Regardless of how small the spring break is. Its broken - it now affects the entire suspension, handling in that case, steering and brakes. Life is more important. Yours and everybody else.


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Well, it is due to improper wheel-alignment or even worse, a damaged frame, which had made the front and rear wheel go out of alignment. Misalignment between front and rear wheel can be caused due to: An Accident: As you mentioned that the motorcycle came with old tires, I assume you are not the first owner of the vehicle. So, the previous owner might have ...



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