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Old 03-12-2013, 03:51 PM   #1
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Steering Dampner Issue

I just bought an 06 Yamaha R1 and it has the stock steering dampner however the handlebars are extremely tight and hard to turn. Takes a lot of muscle to turn the wheel. Is this a steering dampner issue or something else?
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I just bought an 06 Yamaha R1 and it has the stock steering dampner however the handlebars are extremely tight and hard to turn. Takes a lot of muscle to turn the wheel. Is this a steering dampner issue or something else?
Either really low tire pressure or Bad steering stem bearings......I dont think its the steering dampner. U can unbolt it to find out...
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:59 PM   #3
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Steering stem bearings may be too tight, but are still good.
Could be the damper. Like Byrdman said, unbolt the damper, see how it feels.
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Thanks. Might be the steering bearings because the front tire looks good. it just feels like i have to pull the handlebar to make a turn
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Is it hard while you're actually riding or while sitting still?
I'm only asking cuz they are all hard to turn sitting still... just sayin'
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I know what you mean when you are sitting still however these handlebars are so tight that sitting still i gotta struggle to turn the wheel. Im used to the handlebars being loose so even sitting still i can turn the wheel like a bicycle. When i ride its worse. I was gonna get new tires put on but i need to check to see if its something else.
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I know what you mean when you are sitting still however these handlebars are so tight that sitting still i gotta struggle to turn the wheel. Im used to the handlebars being loose so even sitting still i can turn the wheel like a bicycle. When i ride its worse. I was gonna get new tires put on but i need to check to see if its something else.
Call up Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited....he will get u fixed up
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Ok cool. thanks. Does he do good work? Ive had issues before with shops like Two Wheel Toys doing Grade D work.
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Ok cool. thanks. Does he do good work? Ive had issues before with shops like Two Wheel Toys doing Grade D work.
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Call up Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited....he will get u fixed up
I just called. Thanks. First thing he said was double check the tire pressure due to the lack of knowledge some riders/shops have on proper pressure. Or the steering stem. Thanks guys
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Yeah TWT does garbage work. I went for new front rotors, and a break replacement. When i came to pick it up the rotors moved crazy. Told me they were "floating rotors". Them and On the Border do bad work.
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