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Old 07-27-2005, 07:33 AM   #1
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Any thoughts on this problem?

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Question: On my way home from work I noticed a slight wobble in my front
end when speed is coming down from 60-50 stops below 50 and nothing
at hi speeds at all 60-150... Front tire is good 75-80% tread, no pulg or
patch tire air is about 26-28 pounds rear is 35 Any thoughts on what it might be?? Bike is 2001 GSXR I was thinking maybe I need to have the balance checked out again because I do alot of Wheelies.....
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:39 AM   #2
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

i think if it were a balance issue, that you would have the wobble more so at high speeds.. do you have a steering damper?
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:47 AM   #3
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

Yeah the cheap factory one that comes on it, that you can't adjust :eh:
I was thinking the same thing about the balance issue.
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Old 07-27-2005, 07:52 AM   #4
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

i really have no idea, i thought maybe the damnper would need adjusting but if there is no adjustment then i'd say call Patrick @ M-U. he should be able to hook you up..
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:16 AM   #5
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

Set your front pressure to 35 - 36 psi., 28 is way too low, even at the track we still run 31.
You didn't say how many miles you had but if you've done a lot of wheelies your steering head bearings may be loose and need to be adjusted.
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Old 07-27-2005, 08:19 AM   #6
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I'll check air again today. bike has 3,500 miles on it.
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Old 07-27-2005, 09:08 AM   #7
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

26-28psi in the front plus your gauge is probably off so... something near 25psi I am guessing.... Man you are lucky your tire didn't melt.

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Old 07-27-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

Tire is in good shape, probably cause it's in the air more than on
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

Check you're bearing like Patrick said.. I wheelie as well, i've got an 04 CBR and had to get mines adjusted.
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does it happen when you brake? rotors?
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Old 07-28-2005, 07:16 AM   #11
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not during breaking. when I'm coasting to a stop there's just a slight wobble
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You tighten the stem yet?
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

I definitely doubt its the damper cuz my gixxer is also an '01 and im near 20k miles and I use the same damper even when I go to the track and the thing works like a charm. There's parts in TWS (Texas World Speedway) where you can get some major tankslap if you dont have one but my damper does its job! right: . It may be the steering head or maybe even a small suspension issue. Let us k now if you find a problem right:
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

man, that psi is too low, I also don't think the dampner is bad.
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Re: Any thoughts on this problem?

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man, that psi is too low, I also don't think the dampner is bad.
Yeah Definitely pick up your PSI.. we run 35 (PSI hot) at the track. On street this should definitely be higher to avois such quick tire wear. You will notice your bike turns in a lot better too!
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Hey thanks, I raised the psi feels at first like it's gonna pop. wobble has decreased but I think it may be my brake pads they are getting low and need
to be changed here soon.
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