steering or tyre wobble? front end too loose or heavy? (not speed wobble)
Finally got my bike back, with a beefy R1 front end, but the steering seemed to be funny at both low and high speeds.
At low speed before gyroscopic force kicks in, steering seems to be super loose (maybe I just haven't ridden for a while); at high speeds, the bike gets a consistent wobble that's hardly noticeable (compared to speed wobble lol) but is enough to force the bike out of a straight line, only to the left.
I've checked both wheels they are visibly in line and round, but the new front wheel/rotor with my old 250 caliper setup is very stiff, rotation pretty much stops as soon as I stop spinning the wheel. My rear wheel could be out of alignment or warped, when I spin it to a certain point I hear rubber skidding sounds and can feel resistance in the wheel.
I'm going back to 5th gear to get it fixed when they open again, but meanwhile is there anything that I can do to fix the problem?
hmm came back from some highway riding, my back rotor is hot to the touch
Last edited by thrilla; 07-26-2009 at 02:24 PM.
do you have a warped rotor? Try pulling the wheels and spreading the brake pads so that they are farther apart. see if it drags then.
Steering head bearings may be loose. Check them by holding the front brake and rocking the bike back and forth.
Next time you're in Abby, stop by my house and We'll re-balance the wheel. Give that a try.
PM me if interested
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Whoa! I thought no one was going to reply
Anyway, the rotor works fine, I discovered the chain tension adjustment assembly was bent, after some riding it was bent even more just fixed it yesterday with a rubber mallet, and placed a replacement order.
However, the rear bearing isn't properly seated, so far it's been riding fine but I'll get that fixed soon, might have to replace it as well.