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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-06-2007, 09:02 AM Thread Starter
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'07 GSX-R600... vibrations normal?

Okay, so I'm totally new to motorcycles. I was on a ride for a few miles yesterday and noticed that the handle bar emits vibrations.

I'm not talking about excessive vibrations to a point that it's wobbling or anything. But perhaps it's just nature of supersport motorcycles? Somebody once recommended a steering damper. Is that to reduce/eliminate these vibrations?

Just curious. I doubt there is anything wrong with the bike. I just want to see if a certain level of vibrations is normal, as in communicating the feel of the road to the rider.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 04:21 PM
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Welcome to suzuki gsxr.
My 06 750 started about at the 5000 mile mark.

Try two things:
1. Change your body position, don't let your hands hold up your upper body weight. You should be able to ride normally with almost no weight on your hands. I squeeze the tank with my legs occasionally, it relieve the stress on my back and hands. Or a big guy like me, I can move my butt back on the seat and let my gut rest on the tank.

2. Change the bar end weights (heavier).

I did the first item which is working. If it I have more problems I will change the bar ends.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-08-2007, 04:24 PM
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Also, if you are new, supersport bikes ride rougher than cars. The reason is to give you more feedback. As you get more experience you will be able to adjust your suspension to find a good balance of feedback and comfort.
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