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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2007, 10:10:33 am »

Lifting one arm from the steering reduces it.
Wife on the back eliminates it.
Closing throttle eliminates it.


Then what you are doing is holding on too tight and the buffeting on your shoulders is being sent to the bars.
Chill dude, its only a 400 ;)



Not ...even when just touching with both hands it still gives the wobble.
No guts yet to release both hands at 160kph

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I took your bike up to 200km/h many times and only got a slight headshake when loaded with panniers. Used TKC front since day one.

Holding tightly on the bars leads shoulder buffing being canalled to the bars. Try diff screen setup and tighten both the damping and preload on the rear.

Took my GSA with TKC front and back to over 200 and its like a train on tracks.
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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2007, 10:26:30 am »
I have a similar problem, but at about 160, and not always.
BMW said it is the TKC up front.
The wind around the screen tugs at my arms.
Lifting one arm from the steering reduces it.
Wife on the back eliminates it.
Closing throttle eliminates it.

That's the solution hidden nicely already. A weight shift to the front eliminates the wobble.
Crank up the rear shock a bit and it should be gone. Change the setting of the windshield spoiler. Drop the front shock's preload (id¬īs it adj.?)
The wife on the back cures it as the bike does not dare to do anything wrong in the presence of a woman.
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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #22 on: December 13, 2007, 10:29:09 am »
As for the DRZ headshake:
Every single Suzuli I bought between 2001 and 2007 (5 DR650SE's in total) came with slightly to grossly overtightened steering head bearings as a standard feature.
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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #23 on: December 13, 2007, 10:33:42 am »
The wife on the back cures it as the bike does not dare to do anything wrong in the presence of a woman.

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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #26 on: December 13, 2007, 09:05:31 pm »
With 606's or any tyre for that matter I have never had headshake. Could be the steering stem bearings, check for proper adjustment and grease which Suzuki has short supply off it seems  >:D How is the 15/44 gearing working out for you ?

Jeez, DD - what a difference! Cruising at 100kph is now a pleasure - and there's still LOTS of acceleration when you need it!  ;D

Yeah imagine the hills you can climb with 14:47 gearing  :o
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Re: DRZ head shake/wobble
« Reply #27 on: December 14, 2007, 07:30:17 am »
With 606's or any tyre for that matter I have never had headshake. Could be the steering stem bearings, check for proper adjustment and grease which Suzuki has short supply off it seems  >:D How is the 15/44 gearing working out for you ?

Jeez, DD - what a difference! Cruising at 100kph is now a pleasure - and there's still LOTS of acceleration when you need it!  ;D

Yeah imagine the hills you can climb with 14:47 gearing  :o

I reckon I'd go over backwards!  :D
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