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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Headshake solutions

Under hard accelerating, my bike headshakes on upshifts. Nothing dramatic but enough to catch my attention.
Steering dampeners? stiffening the rear suspension? etc. what can i do to ease the problem.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-07-2005, 09:32 PM
 
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best thing is the steering damper
or
you could try to go a little less rebound on the front. it might help
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dont you have a sv650s??
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-08-2005, 07:11 AM
 
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maybe it's time to replace the bearings and do a little maint.
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maybe it's time to replace the bearings and do a little maint.
That would be the first thing to check... then steering stabalizer...

Check my un-commom maintance thread and then do a search on steering stabalizer or dampner...




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appreciated

Thanks all, im gettin to it tomorrow.
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Before spending $$$ on a steering stabilizer, you may want to look into some maint and setup as mentioned above. Under normal conditions, an SV shouldn't headshake. While a steering stabilizer might keep this from happening, you're just covering up a problem, not solving it. You might want to check your sag, and make sure the rear isn't too soft. If it's squating under accelleration and unloading the front, it could cause a headshake to happen when you shift (you're unloading the rear and loading the front for a couple seconds).

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Before spending $$$ on a steering stabilizer, you may want to look into some maint and setup as mentioned above. Under normal conditions, an SV shouldn't headshake. While a steering stabilizer might keep this from happening, you're just covering up a problem, not solving it. You might want to check your sag, and make sure the rear isn't too soft. If it's squating under accelleration and unloading the front, it could cause a headshake to happen when you shift (you're unloading the rear and loading the front for a couple seconds).

- Roach
Good advice. Don't use a damper to mask other problems...
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Isn't that a basic idea of what I and Bee said???




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Isn't that a basic idea of what I and Bee said???
Except you didn't mention to check or stiffen the rear suspension.
Most likely the problem.

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Tomorrow Im buying a 30mm socket to get into the stering stem, but i stiffened the rear and will work that out on the way to buy the socket.

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when you shift (you're unloading the rear and loading the front for a couple seconds).

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a couple seconds?!?! I know i shift faster than that!
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