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Some Perspective on Suspension Please

 
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elibowers
Junior Wrench


Joined: 10 May 2012
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Location: Philadelphia

PostPosted: Sun May 20, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Some Perspective on Suspension Please Reply with quote

Hi All,
Now that I have my $200 cv80 up and running pretty well (I will post a picture when I figure out how), I would like to dive into the fiddly bits. Although it starts on the first kick and runs great, it has almost 10,000 miles on it, and the suspension has had quite a workout in that time.
I can bottom out the front forks pretty easily just by standing over the bike and pushing down firmly on the handlebars, is this normal?
The suspension does ok with just me on it, but I would be concerned if I was carrying a passenger. It is also a little shaky over rough cobblestone, but I suppose I should just expect that.
Anyone have a nice connection with some NOS yamaha shocks, or should I look for some low mileage used stuff?
Thanks
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1987 Yamaha CV80
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EeroW
Junior Wrench


Joined: 11 Feb 2015
Posts: 14

PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

These scoots had weak suspension from the factory. You can upgrade the rear shock with any universal scooter mono shock which is around 270mm.

The front is a different story and may be replaceable with different shock/spring combo (much like the rear in shape but half the size in both fork legs). I want to find a different fork with hydraulic legs like a modern motorcycle. A newer scooter with disc brakes and 100mm travel with adjustable preload would be nice.
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