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post #1 of 12 Old 01-05-2005, 4:02 AM Thread Starter
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bike wobbling

my bike seems to be wobbling or nervous in the corners.. i'm not even going really low in the corners..

some problem that i can think of..

1. the rear wheel bearing is gone (but i just change mine, unless its not
properly fit).
2. the wheels not properly balance.
3. my front wheel bearing gone (took out my brake pads and spin it.. seems
ok and not shaking)
4. alignment problem (i didn't even drop my bike before).
5. clamp is slant to one side when going straight.. but it hasn't been e
problem till recently.. so i don't think it's related..

so any idea whats happen??


anyway.. can someone teach me how to align my front.. after changing my cone bearing, the clamp on top seems like slant to right side(right side nearer to the tank) when going straight.. didn't drop before so i don't think anything thats bend.. i tried lossening all the bolts and compress e front (tought in the magazines) but it doesn't works..
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Re: bike wobbling

when you say wobbling, what exactly do you mean, does it feel loose and unstable in a lean, left or right corners?

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Re: bike wobbling

Is it wobbling when you are coming into the corner off the gas? When you are gong though the corner holding steady? When you roll on the gas for the exit?


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Re: bike wobbling

Assuming there is nothing broke/bent/loose bearing...the stock suspension will wobble. I always had a wobble, espeically through a ciciane (transitioning from side to side)...I'd have to let the wobble settle then lean it in. Even w/ Ohlins 3way and DK forks I still have a slight wobble but it's nothing compare to the stock crap!
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Re: bike wobbling

actually feels like something is loose.. much worst in the left bend.. usually on really long left bend (where u can really feel hows the bike is handling) when i'm off the gas or throttling a bit in mid corner to maintain my line..

right hand bend theres still a little of wobbling but not that worst..

i'm not pushing my bike.. doing around 80km/h (50mph) on a left bend.. not at full lean maybe just 45degree only..
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Re: bike wobbling

Are you sure it was reassembled correctly after replacing the wheel bearings?

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Re: bike wobbling

Besides what's been mentioned, do you have good rubber on the bike? Is it cupped? Is there any damage to the tires (patched holes, bulging, etc)? Is the air pressure correct?
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Re: bike wobbling

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Is the air pressure correct?


when my bike feels like that the air pressure is WAAAAY low
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Re: bike wobbling

Get the bike on some stands and start checking it out. Does front wheel wobble? Does rear wheel wobble? If you get the bike off the suspension, does the rear swingarm wobble, front triple tree? Are the nuts holding your front and rear wheels on torqued down properly? Did you put the spacers back on when you put the tires on after the bearing change?
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Re: bike wobbling

just sent my bike to to my mech.. he give it a check and even strip my rear but couldn't find anything wrong with it..

one thing i don't understand is that why my triple clamp is slanted to one side even dought i didn't crash my bike before.. not even dropped..

anywhere i have a question.. when tightening my rear wheel axis, will the right side of swingarm flex a little?
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Re: bike wobbling

Make sure the front rim spacers are on the correct side...it'll will make the front rim not fully centered...some dummy did that to my bike when I didn't have tire changers. But the bike felt fine, nothing I could notice riding but still check.

When you tighten the rear axle the swimgarm will 'compress' or flex...make sure the rear wheel doesn't move out of alignment when tightening.
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Re: bike wobbling

thanks that solve some of my worries.. thought my swingarm is gone haha..

will check out my front wheel alignment again.. it happen to me before.. the mech install my front rim out of alignment and i didn't really know.. just kind of noisy as my brake disc is screaming for help..
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