16’ 350sxf headshake fix?

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2/11/2019 5:33 PM

Is there a fix to the headshake i experience at high speeds standing up? I dont ride desert but where we ride there are some 4th gear straights on bumpy trails and i find myself getting “butthole puckering” headshake. I looked into steering stabilizers but around you dont “need” them like you would out west. I dont really care to spend $5-600 on a full steering setup just to be able to ride 1 or 2 sections of trail fast. Are there any tricks or things to try?

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2/11/2019 7:59 PM
Edited Date/Time: 2/11/2019 7:59 PM

If the bike is sprung correctly for your weight and sags are set correctly and the dampening is adjusted correctly, this is one of the most stable bikes around. I would be looking into those first.



Paw Paw

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2/11/2019 8:56 PM

Things that have worked for me; sliding the fork tubes down flush in the upper triple clamp, this might give up a little corning ability but should help with straight line stability. Now I run 5mm up on small tight tracks and flush on big tracks.

I've also tightened the triple clamp bearing, adding just a little bit of preload (not allot) to where the bars won't fall side to side. This worked great on my KX250, that bike would scare you on a long straight away.

But like Paw Paw said I would get it sprung correctly first and sag set.

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2/11/2019 9:34 PM

Try adding a little more rebound to the front forks, I’ve found that to help me

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2/12/2019 3:19 AM

Front fork rebound adding helps a lot, if still shaky use a PC linkage on the rear and get your sags/ springrate correct.

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2/12/2019 4:40 AM

stop riding like a girl. lean back and give her more throttle.

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2/12/2019 5:29 AM

fourfourone wrote:

stop riding like a girl. lean back and give her more throttle.

Lmfao people saying shit like this cracks me the he’ll up

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2/12/2019 5:41 AM

fourfourone wrote:

stop riding like a girl. lean back and give her more throttle.

ben5020 wrote:

Lmfao people saying shit like this cracks me the he’ll up

laughing
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2/12/2019 7:37 AM

more knees less hands

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