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post #1 of 19 Old 10-12-2010, 03:57 PM Thread Starter
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Front end wobble.

I am starting to ride with some sport riders. We are all similar in capabilites and I dont have any issue keeping up, I push a few of them. The issue I have had is that on exiting a corner under hard acceleration I get a wobble like the front end is washing out. Makes me nervous. Am I exceeding the capablities of the poor front end and need traxxion or something to ride at the next level or is it technique?
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Do you have a fork brace?

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lean forward a bit so you don't lift the wheel under power
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lean forward a bit so you don't lift the wheel under power
LOL...ya, the 650's overwhelming power is a real tire shredder.

I would echo what greywolf asked....forkbrace?????

The other thing to have checked, is that your suspension is properly set up.

There are many variables, one is your "feel"....when the front end of washing out, you'll know it, there's no sorta/kinda in this feel.

Another consideration, "grip", ie, your hands, holding on too tight.
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Fork Brace was a great addition for me. I agree with GreyWolf and Chia.

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Also check the steering bearings, and I'm assuming you keep a close check on tire pressure. Front wheel bearings good?

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Like was said above, the front end is getting a little light under hard acceleration. Raise the fork tubes 10mm for a more planted front end feel. I don't have a fork brace but I hear they help a lot.

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Cool, Fork brace and Road attacks.
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Sit right forward as well, the rear will skate round a bit more, but the front will be a lot more planted - personally I prefer the rear wheel sliding and the front stuck down - at least compared with the alternative .

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Might just be exceeding the capabilites of the front tire....what you have on there and the mileage?

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