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I took my 3 day old Interstate from Orlando, Fl to Savannah, GA, Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC, Atlanta, GA and back to Orlando over 4 days. The first 2 days were back roads (view and break-in reasons) and the rest was interstate. It was all single rider except a day in Atlanta where a friend rode around town giving me a tour of the city. That was around 1300 miles. I had moments of butt ache but only as I got within 15 mins or so of refueling. My only real complaint was with a passenger...stiff ride and a noise. Every slight bump produced a "clank" I cannot visually find. My rider said it felt like it was under her right foot.

Has anyone experienced this? I want to find out what causes it.

JR
 

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Have not had a passenger yet or heard any noise yet. I'll let you know if I do, let us know if you find the source.
 

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I heard a clank clunk type noise on mine when I went over a bridge in the area, had me worried and listening for noises for days. After a week of listening for the noise again, I didn't hear anything unussual so forgot about it. Then Sunday I went over that bridge again and heard the same sound. Think there is a metal plate that clunks against something when you pass over it on the bridge. Ghost noises.

Every now and then, I'll hit a hard bump and the bell mounted on my engine guard will smack against my radiator and make me think the front tire is about to come off.

Riding can be quite freeky :eek:
 

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the bike already sits lows as it is..when i have a passengerand i hit a bump it would bottom out. took it back to the dealer they stiffened up the ride for me no problem since. now when im cornering to the right i drag my pipes...lol...when i corner to the left i drag my floor board..i tend to take it easy when i have the wife with me when cornering for the siimple fact i dont like the shit beat out of me for scareing her...lmao..im sure if you stiffened up your ride and upgraded to a mustang seat you prolly solve all your problems..or start looking for and air ride upgrade lol
 

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I too have had a bottoming out effect when my wife is riding with me. I decided that I also need to stiffen up the rear shock. I just havent done it yet. But I did just upgrade to a Corbin seat yesterday (after waiting for 4 weeks)and love it. I am very happy with my decision to go with Corbin.
 
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I too have had a bottoming out effect when my wife is riding with me. I decided that I also need to stiffen up the rear shock. I just havent done it yet. But I did just upgrade to a Corbin seat yesterday (after waiting for 4 weeks)and love it. I am very happy with my decision to go with Corbin.
Mank,
If you get a chance, how about a pic of the seat on it? I'm trying to decide between Corbi and Mustang.
 

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I use the Mustang with backrest on mine, but may buy the corbin with duel backrest for when I carry a passanger. The Mustang rider backrest is uncomfortable to the passanger because of the backrest adjustment screw in the back. It kind of damages the womens crotch. Ack :blink:

Im on hold for anymore goodies for now, too many annual bills on my back this time of year. Once their paid I can move ahead with more mods.

The Good thing is that the bike is paid off now at least.
 

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The dealer finally found the clunk. The culprit was the right side saddlebag bracket. Now sure how since I couldn't get it to move by hand but it is definitely gone!

JR
 
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