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01-17-2007, 06:35 PM
Newbie with another question...naturally. Some of you guys know I have a slight weaving and swaying on my 94' kat 600...I forgot to add one factor. When I bought the bike it didn't have bar ends...could that be the culprit also?
It seems to only sway at low/lower speeds and around curves like freeway ramps. On the straight at higher speeds...no problems. Any suggestions would appreciated.
01-18-2007, 12:23 PM
no - your bar ends will only affect vibration - not weaving - weaving is caused from the tire track being mal-aligned. this is only possible from three areas:
Front end alignment - forks torqued sideways, etc
Rear end alignment - rear tire align or swingarm alignment (the latter is very rare but can happen if bushings are shot)
Frame alignment - one high side can cause it.
This is an issue I truely beleive you need to solve and solve correctly. Start with rearend alignment - use a laser chain alignment tool for the best accuracy.
EDIT: Actually add a couple more - could be tire pressure - could be axle bearings
01-18-2007, 11:31 PM
Thanks...the bike is being diagnosed for hard starting issue right now so I'll check those things too.
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