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Old 08-11-2009, 06:55 PM   #21
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It's a tire wear issue, guaranteed. Been through it a hunderd times.

Get a new front tire and it will go away, until then don't take your hands off the bars, because it will get worse. Not really a safety issue as long as you are aware of it, but as the tire continues to wear the shaking will happen quicker (almost instantly). Usually on deceleration and usually only with no hands.
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Old 08-24-2009, 11:37 PM   #22
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First let me state for the recorder, I am a woman who was use to a man doing all the repairs. That is not the case any longer so now it is time for me to learn. I am ready and willing so any advice will help my ignorance.

Today while riding I was in 1st gear going about 45mph. I was approaching a red light. So I took my hands off the handle bars to slow down and adjust my backpack. I looked down and noticed my handle bars where shacking. I checked the tires pressures and they are good. What next should I check?
I NEED A NEW TIRE!!! IT IS CUPPED. Thank you everyone for your feedback
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:48 AM   #23
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r1's are slow, you prob just shook the bike moving around and if you ride it back and fourth to work/school it is prob cupped cause you dont check the tire pressure often
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Old 08-25-2009, 01:27 AM   #24
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r1's are slow, you prob just shook the bike moving around and if you ride it back and fourth to work/school it is prob cupped cause you dont check the tire pressure often
Oh yeah the R1 is really slow, you know you have one No school, i am a career woman. You are right about one thing, it probably cupped because i did not check the tire pressure often enought
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Oh yeah the R1 is really slow, you know you have one No school, i am a career woman. You are right about one thing, it probably cupped because i did not check the tire pressure often enought
Yeah, Gryphins is REALLY slow!!!

Some tires seem to be more prone to cupping then others, even when your being religous about air pressure.
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Weight shifting from letting off the throttle put the weight on the front suspension and preloads it. It also increases the rake angle and makes the steering more responsive and more prone to slip out.

Steering dampeners from the factory are designed to improve stability "during light front end conditions" but are often tightened to allow smoother riding by riders for hands off riding.

If you are going to take your hands off, make sure you're in a higher gear as you coast so the rear isnt being dragged by engine braking which would cause even more weight to move to the front.

As for headshake; an 07 shouldnt have too much play in the forks and require tightening of the castlated nuts but depends on how much you above the yammie. I mean, its not a suzuki

Ive found more of the harder compound tires cause cupping. An imbalance between the forks can also cause this as well; again that's usually on an older bike.
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