I just purchased a 2016 Scout non abs, it has 2900 miles. Very nice bike for the price.
First thing I noticed was the brake and clutch lever. They’re aftermarket and the kuryakyn brand. Both have a lot of free play up and down. All bolts are tight. I saw a post where someone put a bushel or washer between the mount and the lever. I don’t have enough room for that. They jiggle up and down about 1/2”.
Second thing I noticed was the front fork compression. I’ve only had bigger bikes so I’m not sure what this bikes travel is supposed to be when I push down on them. While holding the front brake and putting all my weight on the bike it travels almost 3/4 the way down. Is this normal? I have no noticeable fork leaks or faulty seals. I have not checked fork oil because I’m not sure how. Any suggestions or is this how they’re made? I’m 230lbs and have yet to adjust the rear suspension. The bike feels like it bottoms out when I hit the lip of the driveway. I need to adjust rear for my weight.
Any inputs appreciated, thanks