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Old 02-17-2014, 08:25 AM   #7426
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Ya like I said I am 240lb and get no such wobble at any speed or cross wind...looks like there are a few benefits to being over weight haha :)


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Old 02-17-2014, 08:26 AM   #7427
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You're probably right then. The stock preload is probably just about right for your weight, so you're bound to suffer at higher speeds. I'm about 165lbs and the stock preload isn't enough, so my rear sags too much. As a result of that though, I have better high-speed stability.
Yep, that's what I figured. I can huck it off pretty good size ledges and take it through the rough stuff with little drama. I assume the bike was made with a small asian person in mind. (I don't doubt the racetech upgrade is still worth it though)
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:35 AM   #7428
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I'm planning on some sort of suspension upgrade (either the YSS or Racetech). Even if I were to set the preload right, it only takes me about 20 minutes to make the shock overheat.
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:38 AM   #7429
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I'm planning on some sort of suspension upgrade (either the YSS or Racetech). Even if I were to set the preload right, it only takes me about 20 minutes to make the shock overheat.
I can definitely see that happening. It's just not a race type setup. I'm more of an ADV rider so never really pin-it to win-it.

The thing I don't like is the amount of road vibration that gets transmitted up through the bike. That reason alone may push me to a racetech setup. It kills me on long rides.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:35 AM   #7430
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Air down the tires and watch the wobble disappear... Overinflation can make the bike very scary handling. Coming from bigger bikes, I overinflated mine at first.

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Old 02-17-2014, 10:55 AM   #7431
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Air down the tires and watch the wobble disappear... Overinflation can make the bike very scary handling. Coming from bigger bikes, I overinflated mine at first.

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to what? I run 22-24psi
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:01 AM   #7432
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to what? I run 22-24psi
Set it down a couple PSI at the time until the wobble goes away. Different tires - different pressure.

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:03 AM   #7433
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Set it down a couple PSI at the time until the wobble goes away. Different tires - different pressure.

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Fair enough - i'll give it a shot. Thanks.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:18 AM   #7434
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Interesting option- i run 22psi front and rear but will try 20psi on the front to see if the wobble goes away- if that doesn't work then another cheap option would be to switch to a super moto front fender....don't want to go too far under 20psi as i want to avoid any pinch flats when off road. Changing to a supermoto front fender made a HUGE difference on my old DR650 ( much better road riding). The crf250l front fender doesn't look floppy like the dr650 but certainly a cheap mod....probably go with a black colored one...

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Old 02-17-2014, 11:21 AM   #7435
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I run 15-16 psi in the rear and 16 psi up front no wobble at all, same with my new tires.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:58 AM   #7436
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I run 15-16 psi in the rear and 16 psi up front no wobble at all, same with my new tires.
Never had any wobble, either with the original rear, or the replacement D606. The front still has some wear left before replacement, and I'm at a little over 8K. I do check with a bicycle pump that has the gauge built in if it's been sitting. Most of the time, I just put both hands around the tire, with my fingers clutching the rim, and push with my thumbs to see how it seems. When these tires are toast, I'm going with MT43 front 1st, since that one will need it before the rear, but probably get both at the same time. I always like having a tire on hand before I actually need it.

Wobble problem folks, maybe ride with someone, and have them watch to see what it looks like?

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Old 02-17-2014, 03:43 PM   #7437
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I run 15-16 psi in the rear and 16 psi up front no wobble at all, same with my new tires.
Are you running rim locks at those pressures or are they not needed?
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:40 PM   #7438
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Well I'll be dipped in dogshit! I just dropped my pressures to 19 psi front and rear and no more wobble! When I am on on gravel/ muddy back roads i take 'em down to 17psi and have not needed rimlocks yet. But I am not going hard on the braking which is what usually causes the tire to spin and rip out the valve. Guess I don't need to swap out the tires after all...
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Old 02-17-2014, 06:25 PM   #7439
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Well I'll be dipped in dogshit! I just dropped my pressures to 19 psi front and rear and no more wobble! When I am on on gravel/ muddy back roads i take 'em down to 17psi and have not needed rimlocks yet. But I am not going hard on the braking which is what usually causes the tire to spin and rip out the valve. Guess I don't need to swap out the tires after all...
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:37 PM   #7440
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Are you running rim locks at those pressures or are they not needed?
I don't run them but we have nothing but deep sand here, so spinning and catching rocky mountainous terrain won't be happening for me, not that its impossible to spin a tire but i haven't had an issue yet.
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