Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA
'03 KRS with tough steering, damper??
Iv'e got two KRS's that I just bought this year. The bike I'm having issue with is a '03 blue /white with 38,000 miles on it. The steering seems really difficult, like I have to push it hard into the turns. When I bought it I didn't know any difference then I happened to end up (through a trade to help a friend) with another. It's a 2000. The '00 has awesome steering. They seem worlds apart. I'm wondering if the damper is toast on the '03. I know it is not adjustable (or so I think). The tire pressure is good too. I don't know what to do, but it does not feel as fun (or safe) to ride as the 2000 which performs beautifully.
Would the damper fail after only 38,000 miles?
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