Posted December 30, 2004 - 06:05 AM
I've recently evolved from a cafe racing CBR900 Jockey to full blown reckless/fearless trail basher,and am in need of some friendly advice.( haven't ridden trail bike in years )
Just aquired a 1999 wr400 and are using it for commute to work and destruction of local golf courses on weekends.
In the scrub the damn thing is lethal,takes great pleasure in making me crap my dacks every chance it gets.It's road manners however are a little dishartening.
Cruisng at around 60 to 90 kms/hr I'm getting a nasty vibration coming in at intervals of 2 seconds and lasting for only 2 seconds. ( sorry,only way to describe ) the whole bike shudders.worse at higher speeds.
I am running road/off road rear tyre and off road front.( front to be changed to road/off road when i get chance )
Apart from buggered suspension can't think of much else to try.
idea's or experiences please ???
Posted December 30, 2004 - 07:50 AM
Posted December 30, 2004 - 11:48 AM
It would also help to make sure that your wheels are properly balanced as well.
Posted December 30, 2004 - 03:04 PM
Posted December 30, 2004 - 03:21 PM
Posted December 31, 2004 - 12:05 AM
Posted December 31, 2004 - 04:58 PM
Isn't prolonged street riding at highway speeds a bad thing for these bikes? I thought I saw a post a while back about how highway riding at high speeds is bad for the gearbox (?).
That's eaxctly what I read when reading reviews on the bike when I was hunting.The gearboxs prefer quick squirts rather than winding them on for long periods.
My 20 min ride to work however has plenty of interuptions such as traffic lights,median strips and plenty of bush just of the road.So the most it puts up with is being held open at 90 km's/hr for a 5 minute stretch.
Thanks for the advise so far ... I'll commit some investigation and update when I get rid of the nasty.