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whats up guy, i'm new to this forum :cheers

I just got my brand new R6 about 2 weeks ago.........i'm been riding it everywhere.

Anyway...yesterday when i took the bike out for a sunday ride.....i notice on my backend started to feel loss(winglly) at about 70mph. I also notice the back end feels like is fish tailing during 180 degree turn and during down shift even at low speed(about 45mph)

It almost feels like the rear end of the bike is not perfectly stright.

I put over the side of the road..........and i notice there is a small nail in my rear tire. the nail is right off the left of the center of the tire.

I'm still a novice rider.........don't know too much about bikes yet.....but do u guy think this is cause for the weird feeling??

I know this it best to change the tire instead of plugging it......but the tire only has 360mile to it :cuss :cuss but safely first on a bike.
 

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that wierd feeling could be from you going too fast too soon and the bike is telling you to slow down cuz your gonna kill yourself at those speeds if your still a novice rider.
 

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The fishtail from the downshift is because you're probably not blipping the throttle. Happens when all you do is roll off the throttle, pull the clutch in, downshift, release the clutch, and open the throttle again. It'll happen everytime unless you accustom yourself to good downshifting techniques. There's another thread on downshifting in one of the sections.

180 degree turn? like a u-turn or something crazier? I couldn't tell you why the backend does that past 70mph.

As for the tire, places that patch your tire make you sign a waiver because it's damn dangerous. I know it'll cost money, but get a new tire. Don't skimp out on stuff like that.
 

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sorry......about the confusion.......I don't mean during turn or down shfiting at 70mph. 70Mph is only at freeway stright line.

Down Shifting is from 5-4th gear at 5rpm

180 degree turn is bank turn.........like a freeway on ramp
 

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I had the same problem earlier this year. I also had a huge nail on the back tire (one of those contruction nails) and I ended up having to replace my tire with a brand new one ($200).
I feel that plugging it is good of you don;t ride hard. But in some ways that is somewhat risking something if that plug fails.

So do what you feel is necessary. I forked out more money for the safer and at peace route.
 

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Talking about a nail in the tire, my bud dean bought a nice (lol) svr650 a day after I bought my R6, he had it for maybe 2 days and got a nail in the rear tire. I told him to patch it, at least for breakin miles but he still hasn't gone over 90 mph yet and its been about three months since hes had it. He did get the new tire and I don't ride with him cause he scares the shit out of me going that slow. He's one of those riders that shouldn't ride. :cheers
 

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I ride mine at least as hard as anyone here, and I have had a plugged tire for my last 6,000 miles or so.

Im not suggesting you go either way, just stating my experience.

PS The nail is what is causing your ass end to feel wiggly.
 

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Nail in tire

I had the exact same thing happen to me the other day. I was riding to work and the R6 seemed to be a bit squirly on the straight away at about 75 mph. When I got to work, I took a look at the bike and noticed the rear tire looked low. I rolled the bike and saw that sorry *#%$&@ head of a nail right in the middle. Damn, that was still a new tire too. I was able to fill it, then drove slowly a few miles to the shop and had a new tire put on. We should all remember that if something does not feel right, get off and check out the bike....could save us from an accident.
 

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As mentioned it is probably low air pressure.

once fixed you should dial in your suspension. I had stability problems on the track with the CBR I just sold because the previous owner had made a "few" adjustments. after the mechanic adjusted the bike I dropped almost 10 seconds off my lap time, talk about a difference!

read and learn, like they said it's a whole new world:
http://www.sportrider.com/tech/suspension/

sport riders suggeted settings:
http://www.sportrider.com/bikes/146_susp_settings/

also remember to stay positive on the throttle from the second you flick the bike. never let off on the gas in a corner.

An Aprilia factory racer once told me something to the effect of "If you go into a corner too fast, 90% of the time more gas will save you, the rest of the time it ends the suspense"
 

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u know what pissed me off the most is that...if it was a big nail=big hole......mean is bad.

But the nail i got is so little..........now this doesn't mean i'm not going to fix it...........but it just seem so stupid for the fact that i need to change a brand new tire because of a little nail.in comparing size of tire and size of hole :cuss But i know in this case size doesn't matter. damn those nail :cuss

I drove the bike home last night a parked it. not planning on driving the bike until i get that fix.

Right now i'm just trying to find a place that sell tires for cheap.
 
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