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GTS 300 Super
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Anybody else out there from San Francisco. Jesus .... I've just bought a new GTS 300 Super, and the streets here in San Francisco are killing my bike. There are so many crappy asphalt repair jobs, pot holes and uneven surfaces, it's like driving through a mine field everytime I go out. I've had the 300 Super a month and already the mirror fittings are lose from the constant rattling/shaking.

Anybody else dealing with this?
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GTS300ie, '22 Primavera 150
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Location: Seattle
 
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GTS300ie, '22 Primavera 150
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Re: The Streets Of San Francisco ....
ToppiSF wrote:
... the streets here in San Francisco are killing my bike. There are so many crappy asphalt repair jobs, pot holes and uneven surfaces.... the mirror fittings are lose from the constant rattling/shaking...
The rough road condition is amplified by the 300's firm suspension. Switch to more compliant shocks. A softer spring rate will allow more wheel movement and absorb the pounding. YSS offers different spring rates for their shocks.
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BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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BV 400 (21) , BV 350 (16) SOLD :( , Sprint 150 2015(SOLD), Liberty S150 2018
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Stop complaining ... i've been too your city and its not that bad compared to the streets in Mtl... its a war zone here .. we don't have pot holes anymore there more like sink holes ...
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i agree. streets of san francisco suck.
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1974 Rally 200
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Location: Heading north on Forever Street
 
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1974 Rally 200
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But Karl Malden was awesome.
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Oscillator wrote:
But Karl Malden was awesome.
I wanted to get a prosthetic nose because of him. Razz emoticon


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Portofino Green GTV
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Location: San Francisco, CA
 
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I find the potholes more compliant on my Vespa than my Z4. The streets are horrible. I hear there's a bond measure in the fall that voters are going to be ask to approve to fix the potholes. All in all, I still love living in SF.
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GT-200L & 1991 p200e
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I don't find them so bad, but...
Two suggestions:
1) learn where they are
2) Avoid them. Not to be contentious at all, but it's a good idea to avoid road hazards no matter what they are. ( of course sometimes you're just stuck on your line ).
3) But isn't it a great city? How 'bout that view from Pacific Heights looking down on the marina?
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