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Hey has does anyone have a frontend wobble when you let go of the handlebars...a slight back and forth movement at say 40 or 50 mph?? thanks:biggrinjester: ridefast99
 

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Hey has does anyone have a frontend wobble when you let go of the handlebars...a slight back and forth movement at say 40 or 50 mph?? thanks:biggrinjester: ridefast99
Yes, many riders report this same issue. Actually, if you do a quick search using the Google Search Box above, I will bet that you will come up with a list of threads concerning this.

Try: "Deceleration Wobble", or "Wee Wobble", or "Decel Wobble", or "Headshake", or "Decel Headshake" as a few search string examples.

B.L.
 

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The biggest causes are loose steering head bearings and tire choice. Metzeler Tourances and Continental tires wobble. So can any brand of worn front tire.
 

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I just put new Battlewings front and rear and raised the front forks 12mm, no more wobble. I did both at the same time so I don't know which one fixed the wobble but I don't care because the wobble is gone. By the way it wobbled with brand new Trailwings.:thumbup:
 

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This bike has 800 miles on it ...and I have wobble I dont think parts could be wore out allready...ridefast99:biggrinjester:
 

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Brand new bikes can have been set up wrong.
 

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My Wee have a decel wobble too, bike is new with 1000 miles on it, decel wobble is present since mile 1. Dealer told me "They all do that sir! Just keep hand on!" Call it bullshit. I've checked wheel balance, wheel aligment, played with tire pressure, suspension setup etc... nothing cure it. It's not dangerous, only annoying, since I can feel it even with hand on handlebar especially when decelerating entering in a curve. I have ordered the steering nut tool from a guy on ebay it come from UK. SUZUKI STEERING STEM SOCKET TOOL HAYABUSA GSXR 1000 s6 - eBay (item 260822979424 end time Aug-22-11 04:54:13 PDT). I'm going to check bearing as soon as the tool get in, since steering feel somewhat light, would almost flop side to side with front wheel raised.
 

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It's not dangerous, only annoying, since I can feel it even with hand on handlebar especially when decelerating entering in a curve.
Your case seems especially bad if this is happening while the bike is leaned, reminds me of a problem I had on another bike.
Mine turned out to be a crushed (folded) spring washer in one fork. I suggest you loosen the upper and lower fork clamps and do an alignment procedure. If that doesn't improve things, I'd suspect an internal fork problem.
 

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Your case seems especially bad if this is happening while the bike is leaned, reminds me of a problem I had on another bike.
Mine turned out to be a crushed (folded) spring washer in one fork. I suggest you loosen the upper and lower fork clamps and do an alignment procedure. If that doesn't improve things, I'd suspect an internal fork problem.[/QUOTe

I'm going to do that. I should precise that i'm feeling the handlebar vibration before leaning. Maybe I feel it a bit when leaned, I'm not sure. But I can tell when I'm passing from 50 to 35 without looking at the speedo, I definately feel a vibe in bars and if I let them go, they wobble back and forth about an inche never more, and only at theses speed. If aligning front end and tightening stem bearing do not do the trick, can it be a defective tire? I know it can happen with other tires brand, but is anyone had a defective OEM Trailwing?
 

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I'm going to do that. I should precise that i'm feeling the handlebar vibration before leaning. Maybe I feel it a bit when leaned, I'm not sure. But I can tell when I'm passing from 50 to 35 without looking at the speedo, I definately feel a vibe in bars and if I let them go, they wobble back and forth about an inche never more, and only at theses speed. If aligning front end and tightening stem bearing do not do the trick, can it be a defective tire? I know it can happen with other tires brand, but is anyone had a defective OEM Trailwing?
If you're not feeling it when leaned, I suspect it's the "decel wobble" that is common to alot of bikes. When I say common, it's always reported to occur between 30 and 50 mph, and more noticable while decelerating. No doubt there's many variables that contribute to this. The most notable for me has been brand of tire and wear.
 

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My Wee have a decel wobble too, bike is new with 1000 miles on it, decel wobble is present since mile 1. Dealer told me "They all do that sir! Just keep hand on!" Call it bullshit.
I'd try a couple of approaches. Tell the dealership general manager that the service manager refuses to find and fix the dangerous condition. Request that the Suzuki rep be involved. See if your state's Lemon Law covers 645cc motorcycles (no motorcycles in Illinois, only motorcycles over 750cc in Washington, varies in other states). Tell Suzuki that you will file a safety complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Always be courteous and be such a polite pest that they want to fix the problem to get you out of their lives.

"Should you have a situation that you believe requires American Suzuki's immediate assistance you may call Customer Service at 714-572-1490. Customer service representatives are available from 8:30AM to 5 PM PST.

"Put your inquiry in a letter, including copies of all relevant documents (service records, etc.). Include the 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN), your full name, mailing address, and day/evening phone numbers.
Send via U.S. mail to:

"American Suzuki MC/ATV Customer Service
P.O. BOX 1100
Brea, CA 92822"
http://suzukicycles.com/Contact.aspx#FindDealer
 

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Your case seems especially bad if this is happening while the bike is leaned, reminds me of a problem I had on another bike.
Mine turned out to be a crushed (folded) spring washer in one fork. I suggest you loosen the upper and lower fork clamps and do an alignment procedure. If that doesn't improve things, I'd suspect an internal fork problem.[/QUOTe

I'm going to do that. I should precise that i'm feeling the handlebar vibration before leaning. Maybe I feel it a bit when leaned, I'm not sure. But I can tell when I'm passing from 50 to 35 without looking at the speedo, I definately feel a vibe in bars and if I let them go, they wobble back and forth about an inche never more, and only at theses speed. If aligning front end and tightening stem bearing do not do the trick, can it be a defective tire? I know it can happen with other tires brand, but is anyone had a defective OEM Trailwing?
I would get itserviced along with some type of writtenstatement from the dealer. I belive there is a lemon law that state 3 times for the same repair and the manufacturer shall replace it..atleast in PA thats the law. If you tamper with it, they will put the liability on you.
 

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Mine started this nonsense at around 2.000km from memory. I took off those gawd awful trail wings, fitted batlax, 7,000km now, and absolutely no issues.
 

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Brand new bikes can have been set up wrong
Yes. When I checked my steering head bearings at 1200 miles I found the upper (lock) nut very tight, but the critical bottom one just FINGER tight.
 

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I'd try a couple of approaches. Tell the dealership general manager that the service manager refuses to find and fix the dangerous condition. Request that the Suzuki rep be involved. See if your state's Lemon Law covers 645cc motorcycles (no motorcycles in Illinois, only motorcycles over 750cc in Washington, varies in other states). Tell Suzuki that you will file a safety complaint with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Always be courteous and be such a polite pest that they want to fix the problem to get you out of their lives.

"Should you have a situation that you believe requires American Suzuki's immediate assistance you may call Customer Service at 714-572-1490. Customer service representatives are available from 8:30AM to 5 PM PST.

"Put your inquiry in a letter, including copies of all relevant documents (service records, etc.). Include the 17-digit vehicle identification number (VIN), your full name, mailing address, and day/evening phone numbers.
Send via U.S. mail to:

"American Suzuki MC/ATV Customer Service
P.O. BOX 1100
Brea, CA 92822"
Suzuki Cycles - Contact


if matt290477 is from the province of Quebec, there is no such law.
What dealer did you go to?
I usually don<t like to go to dealerships because there is always something that is not done right.
My best experience was with Equipements FLM in ST Jerome or Moto Repentigny
 

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I found mine wobbles on deceleration once I get between 9-10K miles on the tires.
Since it is about time to replace the rear, I replace the front also.
The front tends to wear uneven very fast after 9k miles.
Once replaced the wobble is gone for another 9K miles.
It is time for a new set this month.
 

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Thats not right on a new bike. I would encourage you to take it back where you bought it and have them make it right. I'm pretty sure the money you gave them didn't wobble.
 

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I just put new Battlewings front and rear and raised the front forks 12mm, no more wobble. I did both at the same time so I don't know which one fixed the wobble but I don't care because the wobble is gone. By the way it wobbled with brand new Trailwings.:thumbup:
This spring I put Battlewings on my Wee.
Great tire!
I also put a \Scotts damper on it...but the Battlewings made a BIG differance.
I have since traded the Wee on a CBF 1000.
Apparently the CBF will wobble on deceleration also...if you take your hands off the bar.
Don't take both hands off the bar...:biggrinjester:

BTW...I do miss the Wee...such a great bike!
 
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