45 --- Poor rear suspension performance
Rear suspension unit damper worn out or leaking. The damping performance of most rear suspension units fails off with age. This is a gradual process, and thus may not be immediately obvious. Indications of poor damping include hopping of the rear end when cornering or braking, and a general loss of positive stability. See Chapter 8 - Final Drive.
Weak rear spring. If the suspension unit spring fatigues it will promote excessive pitching of the machine and reduce the ground clearance when cornering.
Bent suspension unit damper rod. This is likely to occur only if the machine is dropped or if seizure of the piston occurs.
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