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The BSA Workshop => Singles => Topic started by: MICKREEVES on 14 September, 2017, 08:19:50

Title: B44 VS steering
Post by: MICKREEVES on 14 September, 2017, 08:19:50
I have just bought one to replace my C15 SS.
First ride for 1/2 mile, up to 75 mph.
I found that the steering felt very light and I was afraid that a speed wobble might result.
Tyre's are 3.25 x 18 front and rear, normal pattern.
I wondered if a ribbed front would help, or could the fork trail be too little.
Mick
Title: Re: B44 VS steering
Post by: JulianS on 14 September, 2017, 10:34:18
Mick

These frames handle very well, so much better than the C15, so unless it has been crashed and geometry altered the fork trail will be fine.

Worth checking fork oil level, wheel alignment, tyre pressures etc but what you are feeling could just be you getting used to a new bike.
Title: Re: B44 VS steering
Post by: MICKREEVES on 21 September, 2017, 18:33:08
My tyre pressures (As bought) were far too high.
After 15 miles I am finding it OK.
Mick