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Old 07-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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Handle Bar Wobble

The handle bars on my bike start to wobble around 30mph, not like a high speed wobble but it just starts to shake a little. The bike is still stable and the wobble does not affect the handling or anything just has me a little worried never noticed it before. Is this normal or should I have my forks taken apart and rebuilt?
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Old 07-01-2013, 07:37 PM   #2
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Start by checking the front tire for weird wear patterns or may be unbalanced. You have a new 300 correct? It shouldn't be the forks with low mileage. have you had the suspension set for you? If not, get it checked and they'll tell you if anything seems wrong.
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If you have a new 300, they're known to have bad head bearings.
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nah its a 600, call up tony ask him real quick
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You mentioned a little get-off.
Was it on this bike?
if so possible bent rim
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You mentioned a little get-off.
Was it on this bike?
if so possible bent rim
You cant feel the bars shaking or anything, I just notice when I looked down my hands/bars where moving a little. Im taking the bike to a shop tomorrow hopefully just wanted the MH opinion on what it could be. Also its a zx6r.
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unbalanced wheel, slightly bent rim, worn or too loose neck bearings, wheel bearings, unmatched fork settings... take your pick, it most likely wont be it...
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Look for any missing wheel weights.
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unbalanced wheel, slightly bent rim, worn or too loose neck bearings, wheel bearings, unmatched fork settings... take your pick, it most likely wont be it...
Always a joy trying to find a problem
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First off, what's your tire pressure?
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:54 PM   #12
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First off, what's your tire pressure?
When I checked four days ago it was 31 front 30 rear. Also im not sure if these are stock tires as Im the second owner, and the bike had 5 thousand miles and now has around 8600.
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Easiest way to check front balance, if you got a center stand or can jack the front up. Spin the wheel and let it stop naturally. Mark the top 0'oclock with a marker/grease pencil, then spin the wheel around again and if the mark is back at the top, it's unbalanced..
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Easiest way to check front balance, if you got a center stand or can jack the front up. Spin the wheel and let it stop naturally. Mark the top 0'oclock with a marker/grease pencil, then spin the wheel around again and if the mark is back at the top, it's unbalanced..
That won't work well with the caliper attached, the tire won't spin freely enough due to brake drag.
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That won't work well with the caliper attached, the tire won't spin freely enough due to brake drag.
Rgr that. I keep forgetting nobody else has a buell front end. DOH. And we don't need him popping his calipers off or spreading them himself at his mech. experience level. My bad.

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Front tire wear or low air pressure on the front tire. The older bike are really prone to this on a worn tire.
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