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speed wobble

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Do any of you guys get a speed wobble? Atleast 110+ it starts to kick in. I know it's not meant to so I'm just curious.
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how bad of a wobble we talkin bout?? i have felt a slight wobble goin 115+. i dont go that fast anymore. im a law abiding citizen plus my life is more important. keep the speeds at the tracks. jus did it to see what my bike has.
anywho....i think its normal for a little wobble. you gotta take into consideration the condition of the roads its not smooth, the wind and other factors i cant think of right now.






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never had one.
i try my very very best not to go that fast on the streets anymore too.
it was working before i left, hopefully i dont have to get another ticket to stay legal.

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The wobble is somewhat bad, I don't think I'd fall though. A little wobble is normal, but it never did it like this before. I've checked pressure.

the wobbles definitely dangerous. And it's consistent doesn't matter what road condition. Maybe my tires need balancing..?
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get a steering damper. and rebalance your wheels.
If that doesnt fix it, it may be suspension related.

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The wobble is somewhat bad, I don't think I'd fall though. A little wobble is normal, but it never did it like this before. I've checked pressure.

the wobbles definitely dangerous. And it's consistent doesn't matter what road condition. Maybe my tires need balancing..?
yah i dont experience that. you can try re balancing the wheel and see if it goes away. best bet is to have it checked out. im still learnin this game. so i couldnt tell ya what the problem is or could be. be patient, im sure someone on this board can offer you some good suggestions/advice.
jus dont go that fast is all i can say. unless its doin the wobble at normal freeway speeds to. then you really should have it checked. gl mang






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I would say that could be a few things. Tires, bearings, suspension could be a few

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id say suspension, under a different set up that i have now, i used to get a slight wobble under hard excelleration and turning, kind of like turn 2 at jennings, WOT and turn at the sametime... now i set up the suspension so the front and rear compress and rebound at the same time, so it eliminated that kind of wobble, maybe you can try that.
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never had one.
i try my very very best not to go that fast on the streets anymore too.
it was working before i left, hopefully i dont have to get another ticket to stay legal.
+1 shouldn't be going that fast on streets. High speed wobble on the street is bad.


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Check your fork seals. If its an 03 and you avhe ridden it hard, or it goes through some drastic temp changes, your seals can get worn out over time, jsut the first thing that came to mind here. A good indication is check the bottom of the forks and see it you can see any residue on your forks perhaps.. it also could be bearings too.. Have you ever fiddled witht eh clickers on your forks? make sure you have the same number of clicks on your forks too.. Just a few simple things to think about
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check your bearings... how many miles you got?? if the steering stem nut came loose, that'll wobble for sure... and it'll make the bike really unpredictable. torque that... then check the axle bearings and tire pressures for each end of the bike... Sound like you're just beginning to wear them out... also, if you let go of the grips at like 30 or 40 does it start to head shake on you??? that's probably the steering stem of the front axle... otherwise if it seems more like one end of the bike is jumping a little bit thats probably a wheel thats out of balance..

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do a search on hi speed vibration, I had one...
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if your on the street you shouldnt be going 110 in the first place. Thats the reason normal people hate bikes on the streets and try to throw basketballs at them. THats the reason i stay on the track full time now
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Thanks for the advice fellas, I'll check those things.
And I never said it was on the streets.
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true that, you never did say that.

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Ummmmmmmm...............



NO! A "wobble" is NOT normal.

It can mean many different things..........


1. You are holding the clip on's tighter and tighter the faster you go, this means that if your front wheel hits a bump or object in the road your tight grip is not letting that energy transfer anywhere but back to the tire and cuasing a tank slapper. These can cause the bike to wreck and kill you.

2. You have an unbalanced tire...........get it balanced.

3. You have something wrong with the alignment of your forks or something else.



The easy fix here would be to get a damper; but learning to ease off of those clip ons (if that is the culprit here) would be the better option than just throwing money at the problem and learning how to ride correctly.
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What about a low speed wobble. Mine gives a little wobble at around 5 - 10 mph then disappears. Any thoughts?
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What about a low speed wobble. Mine gives a little wobble at around 5 - 10 mph then disappears. Any thoughts?

Wheel balanced?
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I whole heartedly agree with Sarge! NEVER recommend someone get a steering damper when they have an obvious mechanical problem. Fix the problem. Have GMD take a look at the alignment.

Have you dropped the front or raised the rear?


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Just a thought but if you're accelerating hard at that speed you might be too far back on the bike (get your chin over the triple.) I've found on the track that the cbr front end gets light at the top of just about any gear if you're too far back in your tuck. Just my 0.02
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Just a thought but if you're accelerating hard at that speed you might be too far back on the bike (get your chin over the triple.) I've found on the track that the cbr front end gets light at the top of just about any gear if you're too far back in your tuck. Just my 0.02
yeah that true, ive felt a little shake doing that on on ramps.
but i dont know, wasnt he on a straight just nailing it. i dont think our bike does that on straights

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yeah that true, ive felt a little shake doing that on on ramps.
but i dont know, wasnt he on a straight just nailing it. i dont think our bike does that on straights
My first few times on the track I'd get really light in a straight and I'm pretty heavy (~200lbs) before I learned to sit further forward but I guess who knows. I was also thinking that a bad suspension set-up could cause this. Just a guess but if the front end was set too hard it might have a tendency to 'float' a little. Maybe an adjustment is in order?
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i guess im too light to affect the bike then. lol.

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i guess im too light to affect the bike then. lol.
lol... and I'm too fat for the poor thing. It just sputters and back-fires as I go around the track.
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