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Old 08-25-2011, 12:51 AM   #1
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Trying to pinpoint source of a jittery ride. Gets worse at higher speeds, first noticeable around 65.

Bought an '05 R6 used around end of April; rode ok but needed new tires. Had a local stea... er, dealership, slap some new tread on there. That's when the wobbling started. I noticed that neither rim had counterweights on it and assumed that they forgot to do the tire balancing.

I took it back for such; I go to pick it up and they said both tires came out to zero balance, no weights needed. Could possibly be a problem with the forks needing oil - premature rebound or something as such; would make it ride like a pogo stick.

So: is this legit, or an attempt to procure a service sales job?
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Double check the rotation arrows on the tires are pointing correctly

Have someone else check the balance

loosen all the fasteners in the forks and wheel and make sure they didn't put something in a bind. Tighten the axle, then the pinch bolts on one side, bounce the front end a few times, and tighten the other pinch bolts.

Verify rear tire is aligned correctly

Lastly, verify tire pressure isn't too high..
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Old 08-25-2011, 08:51 AM   #3
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If it didnt start till the new tires, you have to assume it's the tires. It could be that they are gripping the road in a way that you are not used to. Im gonna bet they are not balanced properly though.
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