On Tuesday night I rode home very quickly from dinner with the club. On the very smooth Butler Boulevard and I-95, I noticed that the rear was bottoming out on small irregularities in the pavement. I had never felt that before. Then, yesterday, I washed it and rode it to take some pictures of the clean machine. On that ride it bottomed a couple of times. Then, just sitting still and lightly bouncing on the seat, it bottomed each time. Great timing, as I am scheduled to take it to Tennessee on Saturday to get onto the big trailer for the ride to Hyder.
This morning I took it to another mechanic, Mike, who replaced the spare tire with a new Michelin and while there I had him adjust the shocks to the firmest setting. It made no change. Rats!
So I have been talking to George the owner of Scooterpartsco. He has a set of Malossi rear shocks that he can send overnight for Boris to install Friday night.
Another $400 for the Cannonball. It should be worth it.