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heavy steering?

Post by edl » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:52 pm

Why does the steering on my zxr feel heavy compared to my blade is this just a trait of an older design/ weight distribution or steering stem angle or a problem with the zxr?



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by CaNsA » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:47 pm

Compared to what other bikes mate?

Also, check the headstock isnt over tight and is there a steering damper?


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Re: heavy steering?

Post by RedexRobB » Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:17 pm

Check your tyre pressures too, ive had heavy steering before through underinflated tyres.



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by CaNsA » Mon Oct 25, 2010 6:08 pm

Good shout :D


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Re: heavy steering?

Post by Big Hoddie » Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:32 pm

Mine feels heavy compared to my mates r6 and that weighs roughly the same as the zxr-anything that'll make the zxr more responsive, other than replacing seals and maybe a maxton fork refresh?



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by CaNsA » Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:56 am

Jack up the butt end a few inches.

It will turn quicker than a veggie smelling a bacon sarnie.


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Re: heavy steering?

Post by Big Hoddie » Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:51 am

Haha I like that :P



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by AFM327 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:30 pm

CaNsA wrote:Jack up the butt end a few inches.

It will turn quicker than a veggie smelling a bacon sarnie.

You can also drop the front too, I'd start by raising the rear a turn or two on the top shock mount.



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by Big Hoddie » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:59 pm

Jacked the back up and its sooo much better haha



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by Smokingviper1 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:47 am

How can i jack back end up?


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Re: heavy steering?

Post by watsonm359 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:10 pm

The rear shock top mount has two locking nuts, with one below the mount on the frame and another on top. Unlock on the top nut and then wind up the lower nut so the rear end rises up. Don't forget to lock the top nut and replace the split pin!



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Re: heavy steering?

Post by Smokingviper1 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:29 pm

watsonm359 wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:10 pm
The rear shock top mount has two locking nuts, with one below the mount on the frame and another on top. Unlock on the top nut and then wind up the lower nut so the rear end rises up. Don't forget to lock the top nut and replace the split pin!
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