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I have an 04 cbr600rr and I've been riding about 3 months. I dont know how to explain what I'm thinking but the bike has started to feel "funny". I'm thinking suspension or something but I have no clue. I dont want to go to a shop and have them tell me nothing is wrong for a lot of money. Is there anyone who is experienced that would be willing to take my bike for a spin and be able to help me out. I would like someone who is experienced and really wants to help, I'm not looking for joy riders. If something needs to be adjusted or anything I'm willing to pay for the help. Who knows maybe I'm just not experienced enough and it's all in my head. If you can help get back to me. Thanks.
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It doesn't feel as smooth as it did when I first got it. Mainly in turns. I guess I would say it feels stiffer than it used too.
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check tire pressure!
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Take it to Johnny. If you dont get a chance to do that hit me up on monday. I use to have a 04 600rr i would be happy to take it for a quick ride and feel it out. However Johnny is much more qualified than i am to fix it. If there is anything wrong.





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June 5, 2008, 09:57 AM

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It doesn't feel as smooth as it did when I first got it. Mainly in turns. I guess I would say it feels stiffer than it used too.
doesn't turn in as easier than it used to? if you just sit on the bike can you turn the handle bars from left to right smoothly?


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doesn't turn in as easier than it used to? if you just sit on the bike can you turn the handle bars from left to right smoothly?
I haven't paid attention to even notice that. I'm guessing doing that would give an indication of low tire pressure? I'm pretty sure the pressure is good. I haven't put a gauge on them though.
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I haven't paid attention to even notice that. I'm guessing doing that would give an indication of low tire pressure? I'm pretty sure the pressure is good. I haven't put a gauge on them though.
A pound or two of pressure difference can cause a night and day difference, while not being visually noticeable. Buy a TP gauge and keep it with you always.


Is there a difference between left and right turns?

Any liquid on your fork tubes?


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A pound or two of pressure difference can cause a night and day difference, while not being visually noticeable. Buy a TP gauge and keep it with you always.


Is there a difference between left and right turns?

Any liquid on your fork tubes?
Visual inspection everything looks cool. There's no difference in left or right. Even feels funny going straight. Now that I think about it I some times have trouble keeping a straight line. Thats most likely inexperience I think.
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Visual inspection everything looks cool. There's no difference in left or right. Even feels funny going straight. Now that I think about it I some times have trouble keeping a straight line. Thats most likely inexperience I think.

WTF?

I wouldn't chalk that up to inexperience. Mr. Physics says your bike wants to go straight on its own....assuming it's balanced.

Check the following...or have Devil Dawg do it:

1) Tire Pressure
2) Fork Seals (sounds like one could be off, probably not both)
3) Steering head bearings.


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