Zxr 400 handling probelms

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Zxr 400 handling probelms

Post by rossco111 » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:13 am

Hi guys,

I've had a few bikes over the last 8 years, vfr 400, r6, super motos etc. on my latest zxr 400 L9 model I seem to be struggling with the front end handling wise. My tyres are the right size and are pretty much brand new, so I know these arnt the problem.

When I tip it into a corner the front feels like its going to wash out a lot. Never had this on a bike before and doesn't feel great. I'm quite a light rider at 9.5 stone so I can only put this down to suspension??

Anyone else had this sort of a problem? A few friends who have had a zxr 400 in the past say they normally handle amazingly?

Any help would be great

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Re: Zxr 400 handling probelms

Post by CaNsA » Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:33 am

Set the suspension settings back to stock, if they arent already.
Info is in the manual

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Re: Zxr 400 handling probelms

Post by ross46 » Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:45 pm

Know the feeling, what tyres you running? And try backing off the preload, 8.5 stone for me

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Re: Zxr 400 handling probelms

Post by Smokingviper1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:41 am

Ok so im experiancing handling problems too, same as above pretty much... front end feels unbalanced and feels like like it wants yo wash out, i know ny front suspension is rock hard, how to i adjust dampering and spring tention

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