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Old 06-21-2007, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Look Ma No Hands!

I thought that would grab your attention. I've come to notice on my Kat if I take both hands off the bars while riding (coasting) the front wheel begins to wobble pretty bad. I quickly regrip the bars and it goes away.

I'm guessing the wheel isn't properly balanced. What else could cause this?



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I think I'm going on a 8 day ride with some friend through PA starting the 30th! Getting Stoked!

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:09 AM   #2
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Check the front tire....could be the tread is cupping.
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Also check your dampening.

Dampening
balance
cupping

99% it's one of those.
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I think I'm going on a 8 day ride with some friend through PA starting the 30th! Getting Stoked!

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Old 06-21-2007, 09:32 AM   #5
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This was my first thought after reading the title:
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Looking at the front tire it does look like it's cupping.. tough to tell with these pics I guess...





Is cupping caused by unbalanced tires and/or dampening of the front suspension?

I think I'll make arrangements to get a new fron tire first.

RE: PA trip... Not sure on the details but they said something about "Historic rt. 6"....

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Personally I would replace that tire, Bet most if not all the problem will go away.
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Defiantly cupping.. Way easy to see in the first photo!!!
Cupping is generally caused by wrong tire pressure.
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Allrighty then.. New Tire it IS!!!! Do I need to search or can I ask for suggstions since this thread is rocking... Guess I'll take some pics of the bakc tire aswell and post them asap. Get your expert advice on them aswell...

Thanks for all the hlep guys.. I'm really digg'n this site!

EDIT: Here's the back tire...



Might awell drop the cash an dgo for 2 new shoes.... 8)
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i would get a new tire/tires
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