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Old 07-29-2006, 09:31 AM   #1
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Lite front end?

i have noticed the past couple days the front of my bike feels light like there is no weight on the front wheel. example: im ridin down the road and i move the handle bars back and forth a little and it feels like its just gonna tip the bike over with no effort...no matter the speed. this is compared to when i first got the bike and it felt more firm. is this just because the rear tire is worn down or am i just bein over zealous? also is there a fix?
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Old 07-29-2006, 09:40 AM   #2
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First thing that comes to mind is your front tire pressure is too high. I'd recommend 36 psi.
If you want to bring it by I can look at it real quick, no charge.
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:26 AM   #3
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First thing that comes to mind is your front tire pressure is too high. I'd recommend 36 psi.
If you want to bring it by I can look at it real quick, no charge.
+1 tire pressure
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Old 07-29-2006, 10:32 AM   #4
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i've noticed my front end's always a little bit shakey but read a review on SV650s that said that's typical of the model.
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:15 AM   #5
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Sv's can be a little like that... its something we get used to.
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Old 07-29-2006, 11:25 AM   #6
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Uhhh.. I think in his sig it says he has an R6... not an sv650.
I could be wrong..I would take it to Patrick and get the experienced eyes to look at it.
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:50 PM   #7
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my sig is kinda old, but ya i do have on r6 (just not an 04) as for the air pressure why would that be a problem now when i havent messed with it since i got it and come up now instead of right away
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:58 PM   #8
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Old 07-29-2006, 04:41 PM   #9
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You should check the tire presure at least once a week if not more. In the Summer heat that Tire preasure is gonna go up on the hot roads.



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Old 07-30-2006, 12:32 PM   #10
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i didnt say i wanted it way heavy i was just curious as to whats was goin on cuz the same thing happen with my 04...as for checkin it once a week, i have only had it for a week so im good there lol
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can you drop the forks through the triple clamps al little to put you more on the front end help???
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:06 PM   #12
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i dont want to mess with the "handling dynamics" of the bike...i think it just has to do with the fact that the rear tire is wore down...i dunno lol
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Check you pressure and torques then get a damper.
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Old 07-31-2006, 01:19 PM   #15
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i just got the 600 mile check up done (at 1005 miles) and its not as bad but still noticable...im about to go out for a little bit and also check the pressure again, like i said i think it has to do with the fact that the rear tire is wore down a little and i may just tighten the rear spring one click (worked with the 04) thanx guys
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