high speed wobble

8 replies to this topic
  • larrydockum

Posted March 24, 2010 - 10:32 AM


ive got an 04 wr450 and at speeds aroung 50-60mph i get the wobble. not real severe but enough to make you want to back off. anyboduy got any ideas?

  • hadameo

Posted March 24, 2010 - 10:48 AM


Is it in your steering?If it is i would check your head or steering bearings for excess play,put your bike on a stand so your front wheel is off the ground and grab your forks and test your steering for side to side movement and up and dowN,YOU SHOULD HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO MOVEMENT!

  • woods-rider

Posted March 24, 2010 - 11:10 AM


If its not bearings or something like that you can try sliding your forks down a few mm in the clamps. this should help with high speed stability at the cost of quick low spead turning.

  • Diabs

Posted March 24, 2010 - 11:12 AM


you need to get your tire(s) balanced....I did mine, no more wobble.

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • umu24013

Posted March 25, 2010 - 11:07 AM


Make sure that the forks are level and perfectly parallel to each other, and if this is not the case, check the oil level, wheel rim, spokes, axle, bearings etc...

Edited by umu24013, March 25, 2010 - 01:43 PM.

  • jim1234

Posted March 26, 2010 - 06:10 AM


Have you set your sag? Incorrect sag will cause head shake

  • GCannon

Posted March 26, 2010 - 09:05 AM


When does it happen? In the sand?

  • pablo83

Posted March 26, 2010 - 02:06 PM


I've found this bike is real sensitive to bad bearings, but that has only caused a low speed wobble for me (about 30 mph).

Things to check:
tire pressure
tire balance
proper sag
bearings (wheel and head)

If none of these fix it, get a steering stabilizer.

  • Gunner354

Posted March 26, 2010 - 04:06 PM


A little head shake may be normal but make sure your sag is set to 100mm.


Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.