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Turn signal dangling!
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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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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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Turn signal dangling!
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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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It sounds like you need to spend a day tweaking your suspension settings.
 

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Caribbean 2029
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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.
cheers -will
 

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Zonly1
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Are your rims balanced correcty you should have some weights some where on the tire to begin with. If your missing one get it checked out.
 

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don't know for sure what the answer is, but perhaps, shift your weight and situate your body before the turn ( there should be no body movement while in a turn), look through the turn, and slowly accelerate through the turn. perhaps it is your suspension setting and what not, but i'm not familiar with that stuff yet. hope this helps.
 

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o yea, stay relaxed ( elbows bent, not much pressure on handle bar, use lower body strength to hold you up, not your arms).
 
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