What exactly are you trying to accomplish here ?If I install them I would likely have them nearly maxed out...which will make smooth straight roads
seem not so smooth I would think.
Tires and alignment......since you already have the upgraded sway bar.So that's what I'm trying to address...comments are indeed welcome.
Tires: IF they are the original OEM Kendas, then it probably would help. I changed mine when they were fairly new..would it be worth putting car tires on for a stiffer sidewall? (hate to replace new tires)
You mentioned: "You should be "planting" your inside foot and hugging the tank with your outside knee."
Thanks again for your insights...its been quite a frustrating experience and your inputs give one to hope.
I took a short ride yesterday and I still have not explained the "leaning" properly.Significantly better...something with a bit more practice I believe I can live quite happily with.
Regarding tires...looks like some performance auto tires are the way to go...should they also be at the higher end of
the recommended psi reading?
None specifically yet.What winter tire have you looked at? Will it have a stiffer sidewall?
I forgot to mention that I'm running Continental tires up front, and a Kenda Kanine in the rear, and the after-market sway bar.I think you are right about the front shocks, they are nothing to write home about. Just a bit soft and neither the compression or rebound damping is quite up to snuff.
However once you get used to it, it's not too bad. Once they have sorted out my continually occurring C210A error codes on the rear, I might think about upgrading the fronts. The rear seems better damped, just a little soft for 2 up with luggage but I can't figure that out for sure until I see the results of them having fixed it's inability to set the correct ride height.
The soft sidewalls on the front tires might also contribute to the soft feeling suspension too. Soft, saggy sidewalls will show up as a lower initial spring rate and low initial compression damping or a lack of final rebound damping as the weight transfers on and off the wheel. So by my twisted logic, I would change the tires to stiffer sidewall car tires first, then the shocks, then the anti roll bar.
Any advice would be welcome. I forgot to mention I'm running Continental
Does it make any difference to you that the Conti's are only T speed rating, not that I go 118 mph, or do you think they work fine and the speed rating is nothing to be concerned about? Just interested on your feelings on the matter as you are using them in the real world.I forgot to mention that I'm running Continental tires up front, and a Kenda Kanine in the rear, and the after-market sway bar.
But, I can honestly say, the Elka shocks made a difference in cornering. I can honestly say that they made a difference.