Agreed totally, I have Maxton shocks, and apart from making sure there was the same number of clicks on the rebound adjustment (which there was) they are as Maxton sent them out, although they may need a bit more spring now.I have the basic single adjustment Maxton forks.
They are brilliant and apart from 2 clicks of adjustment as advised by Cormac Conroy after discussing front end chatter on fast corner exits at a Snetterton 300 meeting in 2015, they are as set up by Maxton! Never had any more chatter either, anywhere.
Maxton advice at the time was, keep it simple unless you have the suspension skills! Judging by your reports.....like me.....a race suspension tech we are not!
If you really want to spend money they work well with Maxton shocks
Ralph, you don’t need new forks etc, just send your Ceriani replicas to Maxton for new internals. Job done in one simple step !Agreed totally, I have Maxton shocks, and apart from making sure there was the same number of clicks on the rebound adjustment (which there was) they are as Maxton sent them out, although they may need a bit more spring now.
My forks are now back to the recommended start settings from a lost at sea period last year when chatter became a big problem for two race weekends, turns out that worn tyres cause chatter.
Suspension is witchcraft and until we learn to ride a lot faster than we do, probably fairly unimportant after a decent base setup is set.
And they might be right Steve, really is best to sort this before pressing on.There is something wrong with the front end with pretty horrendous juddering on heavy braking, commented on by fellow riders, actually worked to my advantage at times as others kept their distance expecting a rider bike separation.
It was, I keep telling him the stinkwheels are the road to ruin, he had a TZ with him as well but didn't get to ride that, all in all an expensive weekend for him as he is self employed and has properly stiffened up now so no work.Was that the yellow RGB? If so saw him and bike sliding off the track at Park corner as I was a little way behind. Anyway speedy recovery I hope.
And they might be right Steve, really is best to sort this before pressing on.
A mild out of balance that’s not bad on the straight can definitely show under braking. I know cos I’ve had it. But if you’ve checked yours yourself then it should be good. I’d never trust the 12 year olds in the shop!
Disc issues are a possible cause, but I’d expect you to feel pulsing or similar at the lever (perhaps your mind is understandably otherwise engaged at the crucial moment though).
Lack of damping would still be on my list to check though. What forks and internals do you have? Could it be as simple as too little oil? Or too thin oil? Or too old oil?
Last question from me is: are you sure it’s the front? The old racing adage goes something like ‘if you think it’s the front, it’s definitely the rear and vice versa’ or something like that.
That sounds pretty conclusive !Where I saw him at the hairpin, it looked like the brake was coming on and off, the front was like a jack hammer, I had it with mine when I first built the bike and it turned out to be the disc. Like you say though check everything feeling can be deceptive.