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How do I adjust rebound damping properly on a TLS?
I have stock forks on my TLS.
The bike has a steering damper but still got headshakes from cornering hard on bumpy corners.
I saved a slappy just from a ride recently.
It scared me to death.
 

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How do I adjust rebound damping properly on a TLS?
Assuming the front forks, the proper way to adjust is to turn the small silver screw at the top of the fork; clockwise to increase rebound damping and counterclockwise to decrease rebound damping.
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And now that I've had my fun:

Some articles on suspension
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/motorcycle_suspension/index.html

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/adjust_motorcycle_suspension/index.html

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/f16/suspension-how-whys-62237/

The problem may very well not be rebound...may not even be the front-end either. :) W/o knowing more about your specific setup its hard to say. Look at the articles and other posts about setting up suspension and if you're still stuck (and can give us more info like sag #'s), then folks may be able to help! :thumbup
 

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as has been said before, try the super secret 'search' button.

http://www.tlzone.net/forums/search.php?searchid=879481



gotta be careful out there when 'battling', eh?
I didn't know you ride a TLS too and a Zone member as well, nice.

Assuming the front forks, the proper way to adjust is to turn the small silver screw at the top of the fork; clockwise to increase rebound damping and counterclockwise to decrease rebound damping.
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And now that I've had my fun:

Some articles on suspension
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/motorcycle_suspension/index.html

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/howto/adjust_motorcycle_suspension/index.html

http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/forum/f16/suspension-how-whys-62237/

The problem may very well not be rebound...may not even be the front-end either. :) W/o knowing more about your specific setup its hard to say. Look at the articles and other posts about setting up suspension and if you're still stuck (and can give us more info like sag #'s), then folks may be able to help! :thumbup
Yupe, I tried to mess around with the screw, but not knowing where the exact spot should be. Should I keep playing around until finding the perfect spot for me? :O At first, I was warned by another rider about the headshake. Now after saving a slappy a couple times, I need to get this fixed. :coocoo
I will try to get more info like sag# etc. Thanks for the info.

The standard setting / starting point is in the manual.

I've got a scan of the owners manual here >> http://wotid.com/tls/content/view/26/74/

Best to read all those link keena posted.
Awesome link man!! I will print this manual out. Thank you!
 

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If you really want to fix it get a racetech gold valve mod and heavier fork springs (the stock forks lick ass) and depending on $$ flow an aftermarket steering damper
 

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I'd start with the front tyre. slappers aren't uncommon but they are caused by something, the suspension just controls the motion of the bike.

a slapper is when the tyre oscillates from side to side , sometimes all the way to the stops but more often just a simialr distance side to side. age , wear , and construction may all contribute. try upping and lowering the pressure or just change to something the guys here like .

My 86 gsxr slapped on deceleration at 70kph on nearly every tyre till I fitted a radial. end of problem.
 

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Well soggy flaccid front suspension is also known to cause slappers , the fronts waay too soft stock
 
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