Anti-Dive solenoid valve

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by zoood, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    Ive a 1993 EGC. I know what the valve is for. Im wondering how it works. Is it needed and still have air shocks in the front?

    RJ
     
  2. rancid

    rancid Active Member

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    the handle bars and or crash bar is linked into the front forks and serves as an air reservoir inlarging the capacity of the forks. so there is more air to compress during normal travel of the suspension. when the brake is applied it shuts off the solenoid and prevents the air moving from forks to bars, that leaves less air and space above the fork oil, when this happens the air in the forks is compressed harder as the forks travel and stops the forks diving.
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Rancid is spot on except that applying the brakes "activates" the solenoid instead of turning it off. It is normally deactivated when riding.
     
  4. hogrotten

    hogrotten Junior Member

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    And given the year of your bike the handlebars are the reservoir not the crashbar, wich by the way makes a nice oil cooler! :cheers