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Old 09-25-2010, 03:48 PM   #21
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Tighten the bearings on the triple tree. It sounds like they may be loose.
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Old 09-25-2010, 03:56 PM   #22
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I know this probably not what you want to hear or do but if I rode it i could easily take it on some hard corners and let you know if there is a problem. All i've ever rode is gixxers so I know them like the back of my hand and my 1000 corners very well and it has suspension tweeks and pilot power pure's on it. Any good rider who pushes bikes on turns should be able to narrow it down.
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I know this probably not what you want to hear or do but if I rode it i could easily take it on some hard corners and let you know if there is a problem. All i've ever rode is gixxers so I know them like the back of my hand and my 1000 corners very well and it has suspension tweeks and pilot power pure's on it. Any good rider who pushes bikes on turns should be able to narrow it down.
if u know wut ur talking about I would not mind u taking it out for a ride. But what to you may feel right may not feel right to others am I correct ?
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if u know wut ur talking about I would not mind u taking it out for a ride. But what to you may feel right may not feel right to others am I correct ?
Werd. Riding around problems is different than diagnosing it.
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Diagnosing anything accurately requires an understanding of the geometry of the system, not just being good at riding. That's the difference between good technicians and parts changers.



If they adjusted the bike, they likely changed spring rate; other then dampening thats the only other adjustment and compensates for the rider weight.


If the rear of the bike is lifted, the angle on the triple is more straight causing the bike to turn w less effort.

A bike w a lower tail will ride more like a chopper, w more feel through the steering because the forks have a more direct impact w the road(same as caster in a car.)

Second, if you lift the tail the wheelbase does get a slight bit shorter.

Third, tire-wise the profiles I already mentioned for turn in. Spring ratio of the tire can also effect the turn in feel since the sprung force back from the tire compliments the suspension.

Fourth, if the triple bearing was loose, the rack would move and cause vibrations/noises when light-front weight conditions apply or when riding over bumps. An overtightened bearing could cause stiffer steering.
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:15 PM   #27
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I have pretty quick turn it sometimes to quick and that's why I go off course then I try to fix it and it goes back then off again
Like the bike wants to stand back up multiple times in the corner
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If this is an on/off thing you need to find something that would change; like air pressure or tire condition(heat etc.)

Even a loose head bearing adjustment in the front of the bike will allow it to track straight in a corner once the wheel settles to one side(even, smooth turn wo bumps)
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Old 09-25-2010, 04:27 PM   #29
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Its on off but not as in some days and not other days. Its every day every corner. On track off track. Un less I try really hard for it not to happen .
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After reading more of your posts I see this is something that has been happening since you've had the bike. Swing by and I can look at it, no charge.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:53 PM   #32
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Jerzey I have the same issue on my 636, had fredo ride it around to make sure it wasn't just me and he noticed it too. It stood out more to me after riding djs' bike when I noticed it my tire pressure in the front was at 42 psi I lowered it to 36 psi but bike still rides funny in hard turns.
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Maybe DJs bike is the one messed up lol. Its a real confides taker awayer . I really do blame mine on myself being a " new rider " and having object fixation. But even wen I know I'm not looking anywhere but the exit I feel it
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Maybe DJs bike is the one messed up lol. Its a real confides taker awayer . I really do blame mine on myself being a " new rider " and having object fixation. But even wen I know I'm not looking anywhere but the exit I feel it
Sorry ment confidence taker awayer .
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So is the issue it doesn't turn in or doesn't want to hold a line?

The guys at Motorcycles Unlimited didn't find any issues with the shock or forks when they set it up?

How is the rear tire wearing, is it kinda flat in the middle from lots of highway miles? Could be you are feeling that square edge and it's giving it a "squirmy" feeling.

Quick turn in and holding a steady line are sometimes hard to get perfect together.

I would say check the suspension over with a fine tooth comb
front bearings
swingarm
tire wear
verify rear tire is aligned with front
Let someone else ride it and see how it feels to them
Make sure you are looking down the road, thru the turn.. if you are looking 15-20 feet then your line will be jerky as you skip from point to point

Gixxers aren't heavy on steering at all; really none of the SS600's are.. unless something is off.
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