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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 09:28 PM Thread Starter
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Newbie here. I've found a few right hand loops on an exit off our main highway. I can only go so fast cuz my bike starts wobbling slowly. Kinda like from the rear. Any idea why? Not enough lean, not enough speed, are the loops too sharp?...etc. I thought, well maybe I have to steer straighter the front wheel more and lean a little more but that didn't work. It's a kind of weird slow wobble but enough to make me slow down and analyze. I'm taking these turns at about 50mph and the loops are perfect circles. Any suggestions?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-04-2007, 10:42 PM
 
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Re: Cornering

Mate, there are a few things you'll have to look at

Front/Rear Suspension settings.. soft suspension is gud for daily commuting but very very bad for the twisties... kneee scrappin' ..leanin' the bike ..catch my drift

Tyre Pressure is next ...i'm 5'8 ..70kgs ..'n i have my tyre pressure at 30psi(front) & 32 Psi(back)

Also, How good is the road surface... any bumps at all ??

wen ur' commited to a corner.. ur bike should be stable ...no twitches ..no bouncing around ...notin' ..dat way u'll have both the tyres on the tarmac 'n will have the 'contact patch' giving you the best traction...

ride safe mate.. cheers
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 02:16 AM
 
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Re: Cornering

When I used to try to lean into corners too slow the bike would wobble. Give it more throttle, keep the same angle and the wobble went away
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 02:53 AM
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Re: Cornering

Go into the turn at the same speed and never try to adjust your speed once your in the turn.

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Re: Cornering

I like the "give it more throttle" idea. What I'll do is increase speed strictly entering the turn and see what happens. See yall in the emergency room. To my Aussie mate, I'll check tyre pressure. Suspension is "streety." The road surface is completely smooth and at an angle. Just not sure it's the bike's fault but rather my lack of skill.

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Re: Cornering

It sounds like you need to spend a day tweaking your suspension settings.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 07-05-2007, 01:35 PM
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Re: Cornering

check tire pressure first. Low tire pressure will cause that as well. then look at reseting the suspension to stock settings and working on the suspension from there.


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look over the tires real well and make sure nothing is wrong with them.......then try adjusting tire pressure, and then suspension. Get it figured out before you go riding again.
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Get ur suspension done. Best mod ive done to my bike.

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Re: Cornering

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Go into the turn at the same speed and never try to adjust your speed once your in the turn.
your actually supposed to go slow in, fast out, the more throttle you have during a turn, the better traction. i always accelerate through my turns.



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