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Old 05-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #1
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Steering Wobble?

I have a 07 ZX10R when I ride and it just starts hitting the powerband and thr front starts comming up i get a mean wobble out of the front bars. Could it be an alignment issue a tire issue or Rider Error? Any sugestions on where to start looking would be great. Thank You.
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Thats a ZX10 for ya. A lot of bikes do it, but 10's seem to do it more from what I gather. I would have a GPR or similar on it if it was mine. As the front gets light and barley makes contact, it happens.

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Old 05-16-2012, 09:48 AM   #3
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Get an aftermarket stabilizer if you want but I'd start by not pulling on the bars. Probably when you accelerate you're holding your body in place with your arms and pulling on the bars.

An OEM stabilizer should be fine for street duty.
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If you're riding with a dead grip on the clip ons, loosen up a little.

Also, check the tires state and pressure.

And, it may be time to rebuild the forks, I had a Zx-7r a few years back and it would handle like , one day I remove the forks to inspect them, took them apart and one leg was astoundingly low in oil, with no signs of leakage (maybe there wasn't enough oil to leak anymore.

Now, some wobble is "normal" given the extreme geometry of a sportbike.
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another name for stabilizer is damper

get an aftermarket damper

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Ohlins, Scotts, GPR

if it has a damper, get a "good" one. ohlins prob. has a direct bolt on
scotts and gpr mount diff.

extreme head shake leads to tank slapper = VERY BAD.
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I just looked and someone had my stabalizer turned all the way down why you dont let freinds litte bros touch your bike. The bike only has 5k on it so i doubt its the forks but ill get them looked at no matter what and i try to use my leggs to keep myself forward under heavy accel but im only 5'7" and that bike goes like a raped ape and i tend to get slid back quite hard when it hits the power band.
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Probably when you accelerate you're holding your body in place with your arms and pulling on the bars.
I was thinking this, when I first got my bike I would accelerate hard at stop lights and the front end would come up. Just make sure when you do that you've got your bars straight on lol
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