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front wheel-wobbling - September 8, 2006, 11:05 AM

front wheel wobbles on a kawasaki zx-6r 99 on turns- just started.


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Bearings???


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September 8, 2006, 11:15 AM

Bearings...wheel or head depending on where the wobble is from.

Check for the proper spacers on the side as well as rotor run out and warpage.
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September 8, 2006, 11:16 AM

check your tire wear, could have fethering (wave pattern on tread)

Next concern tire pressure. Then steering head berrings (can you let go of the handle bars and will it track straight when you do?)

Then wheel bearings.


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September 8, 2006, 11:43 AM

My guess is steering head bearings. How many miles are on the bike? Have you had the steering head bearings serviced or replaced?


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September 8, 2006, 01:31 PM

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check your tire wear, could have fethering (wave pattern on tread)

Next concern tire pressure. Then steering head berrings (can you let go of the handle bars and will it track straight when you do?)

Then wheel bearings.
It tracks straight, just on turns I get that wobble, kinda zig zagging.


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September 8, 2006, 01:37 PM

Since I replaced the fairing stay, I've been getting the wobble. Maybe is time to get a new bike?

Need to start rehearsing my story for the wifey. (justification for a new bike. don't think the old story will work this time)


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Since I replaced the fairing stay, I've been getting the wobble. Maybe is time to get a new bike?

Need to start rehearsing my story for the wifey. (justification for a new bike. don't think the old story will work this time)
fairing stay caused this issue?

probably tire wear...get a new front tire...


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Why did you replace the fairing stay, if it was cause of a wreck its more than likely that the forks, and or frame were tweaked.

Check for proper inflation, run your hands over the tire, if you feel the tread is uneven replace the tire. I had to do this when I first bought my bike.

Secondly check your body positioning and suspension settings I get a much smoother ride at lean if I sit back in the seat and get some of the weight off that front tire ( I was getting a lot of headshake on exitramps untill I started sitting back in the saddle).

Rossi (Adiran) posted a great article regarding bike feedback and what it means.

It could be something as simple as the road your riding on.

Also check and tighten any lose bolts around the suspension/wheels.


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September 8, 2006, 06:47 PM

Easyest one of all to check. See if your rear tire is flat spotted. When the roundness of the tire gets flat in the middle of the tread it will cause weaving in turns.


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Dog gonnit; it's my steering bearing. The how to replace the bearing? cost? etc

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About $85 for parts and few hours of labor if you know what you're doing.


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October 17, 2006, 11:23 PM

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About $85 for parts and few hours of labor if you know what you're doing.
Get a manual. You can walk yourself through it in an hour or so with the right tools.
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I have a manual if you want to borrow it, hell I could scan the pages and email them to you if you want. Then you can decide if you would want to attempt it or if you wanna shell out the $250 it will probably cost in the shop.


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