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2018 Yamaha Moviestar front and rear shock absorbers bottoming out on very small humps in the road


n210mp

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I am a bit perplexed becasue of this problem can anyone help please?

 

I bought the bike about 3 months ago with 5K on the clock and in fantastic condition but the shocks felt very soft  and when I had the Mrs on board the bike  "bottomed out" on the smallest hump in the road, this was on the front shocks as well as the rear.

 

Surely this cannot be normal on a bike relatively still new, someone suggested that the rear shocks may need "gassing"

 

I am not a "mechanic and would ask for your advice please?

 

Also would anyone know if these things are covered by the guarantee and where in Pattaya I can go to sort the problems  out? 

 

Thank

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Depends on weight of riders a lot of Japanese bikes rear shocks are for a person weighing in at 60 kilos.

After market shocks can sort things. 

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First thing check your tyre pressures. I bought a Yamaha Filano and had the same problem. Checked tyre pressures and they were inflated twice the reccomended pressure. They dont seem to use guages here. After deflating to correct pressure good as gold

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13 hours ago, Kenny202 said:

First thing check your tyre pressures. I bought a Yamaha Filano and had the same problem. Checked tyre pressures and they were inflated twice the reccomended pressure. They dont seem to use guages here. After deflating to correct pressure good as gold

Yes I did check the pressures and they were very high but it didn't make any difference the shocks kept 
"bottoming out".

 

Not so bad when  I am on the bike alone (I am 85K ) but when  together with the lady wife they bottom out every time!

 

Does anyone know if these "shocks" are gas or can be

 adjusted in some way? 

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I have a similar bike. This is a very well documented problem with Yamaha 150 bikes. Cheap shocks. Go on to a specific forum for Yamaha owners and you will see everybody says this. Last time I looked there was no easy upgrade.

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The shocks on the back in your photograph are "gas" so most likely adjustable...front shocks you can try some heavier oil...but the seals might not last so long.

For Pattaya roads its best to have an "motard" style bike
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Isn't that an Aerox. I think the R version, as it look to be the one with the uprated shocks at that. Maybe they can be adjusted or oil needs refilling. Maybe try Mityon.

 

HTH

 

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21 minutes ago, n210mp said:

Yes I did check the pressures and they were very high but it didn't make any difference the shocks kept 
"bottoming out".

 

Not so bad when  I am on the bike alone (I am 85K ) but when  together with the lady wife they bottom out every time!

 

Does anyone know if these "shocks" are gas or can be

 adjusted in some way? 

Mine used to bottom out with 2 people on potholes

Dealer fixed it for free, hasn't happened since 

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