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Aug 16th 2019, 09:07 AM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  NW Oregon

  R1200ST, CB350
Ugh. Check your adjustors and anything else that can be messed with

There are a lot of randos around who just like to mess with things. My latest is about 3 days ago I thought my bike was riding like shit, tracking weirdly on hard over turns, not dealing with rough pavement and transmitting a lot of nasty road feel to the butt sensor. It also felt strangely low. Did some bounce and wiggle checks this morning, and found it after a few minutes.

Of course what happened is some dickwad saw the big knob and cranked it all the way back, completely eliminating preload.

There's a lot of this sort of thing. There's someone, probably a nearby employee with a nicotine habit, who always switches on the built-in taillight on my bicycle seat when I park it in a particular place. My wife's bicycle has a quick-release adjustor on the seat post and every time she comes out of Trader Joe's some wag has always raised her seat by about a foot. (She never actually adjusts or takes away her seat so I replaced it with an allen bolt.)

So, not a bad idea to give your ride a once over, including settings that you never change before taking it out on any scary roads so you don't find out the hard way it's been fucked with.
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Aug 16th 2019, 01:19 PM   #2
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  Apr 2016

  2009 Aprilia RSVR, 2010 Honda VFR 1200f DCT
Well, according to Ienatsch (instructor, preacher extraordanaire), we should ALL be thoroughly checking our bikes before EVERY ride. I aint here to preach, and I know most aint as lucky as meself to be able to park my bike in a garage or a secure place at work, but like Vincent Vega from Pulp Fiction; "it'd be worth the dude fuckin with my ride if I caught him". Fuck with my ride, and I fuck with your family tree and crap bark dust on you. Easy to be tough on the inter-webs
Aug 17th 2019, 01:28 PM   #3
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  Sep 2017
  milwaukie oregon

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adjustors, check, messed, ugh

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