04-14-2002, 12:20 AM
I was zipping up my jacket today and I got some... then I realized that the bars have been a bit buzzier lately so I let go again... it shakes, not to bad to go to an all out tank slapper... I don't have a damper and I don't have the torque specs for the head either, well I use a screwdriver and a hammer to tighten and loosen my head anyhows so, I guess I'm looking for a ball park figure. Any help would be great! Should I just tear it down and re-lube on a while I'm at it basis?
Our bikes and most Gixxer's, will shake their heads without a damper. Hence the 750's and newer 600's all got stock dampers.
My headshakes used to be a bit out of hand in first gear [when the front got light over bumps]. But since gearing down [loosing a bit of top end punch], it hasnt been a problem. And ive lowered the front 5mms as well graemlins/thumbup.gif
Yes, tighten the o' steering head bearings.
Tires and suspension settings will also affect it.
Torque specs from top to bottom :
Steering nut - 90Nm
THe locknut - 80Nm
THe adjuster nute - 45Nm
THe latter two requires a special tool[s], which i dont have. images/icons/grin.gif I just took it to my mechanic and 5mins it's done graemlins/thumbup.gif
04-14-2002, 08:38 PM
I..never has a damper on my 97 600..never got a head shake..I'd be lookin at the steering head/bearings/tourqe, and the air pressure in the front tire..and it wouldn't hurt to check that yur forks are all lined up, and in good shape i.e. settings, oil..ect.. images/icons/grin.gif
[ 04-14-2002, 06:39 PM: Message edited by: Hammer 4 ]
04-14-2002, 11:42 PM
Thanks guys... forgot about the pressures but I don't think the forks have been touched... ever. The thing was, it didn't have the shake, now it's starting to. Will look into it, re-torque them thangs, check my pressures and let you guys know.
04-15-2002, 05:51 AM
my 600 used to shake it's head a little all the time pre-damper (bumpy UK roads) but the damper has taken nearly all that away (I don't turn it up too much).
It definately gets worse as the tyre wears.
04-15-2002, 09:52 AM
If your forks have never been worked on... You should change the oil in them. As the oil thins, they dont work as well. This could also cause a bit of your problem. I know it is something that most people dont think about, but I have been in the dirtbikes for years. i would have never thought about it, till that one time it was getting so bad, I was told to change the fork oil and WOW!!! Most of it was gone...
Now I check the oil in my GSXR as well.. it does help...