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post #1 of 38 Old 08-20-2013, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hard acceleration and front end wobble?

Alright so ive taken off pretty hard on the zx6 (2012) quite a few times even hitting the rev limiter through 3rd gear with no issues. Tonight I was with a group of guys going to lowell bike night and I cracked it open in first and it just felt like the front end was about to come off tje groulund and the bars started wabbling pretty bad even with the damper on almost the stiffest setting. In fact im pretty sure thats the only thing that saved me. Is this common? I mean It felt like I could have easily picked the front end up if I just pulled up a little at the top of first. Sorry for the long post.
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post #2 of 38 Old 08-20-2013, 07:02 PM
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Stock damper? Might as well use a piece of stick as a damper
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Yeah, thats normal. Just roll off the throttle smoothly. she'll even out.
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Very normal. And if you have a stock damper it does absolutely nothing.
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Its normal. I typically see it happening just as the front end is lifting up. When I relax my grip on the bars when going WOT, it doesn't shake.
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Well I'm glad to hear it's normal (I guess) Guess I'll be getting the damper revalved for my next mod prob over the winter. And I did roll off the throttle easy and it straightened out but it was pretty sketchy especially since its the first time its happened.
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Check your fork seals for any leakage, but as mentioned, the stock damper is a minor band-aide in stock form.

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Its normal. I typically see it happening just as the front end is lifting up. When I relax my grip on the bars when going WOT, it doesn't shake.
My thoughts exactly..learn to push hard without holdin on for dear life
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Yeah, thats normal. Just roll off the throttle smoothly. she'll even out.
Smooth throttle::::throttle control
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post #9 of 38 Old 08-20-2013, 10:17 PM
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All from your bike wanting to power wheelie. Happens once in a while to me but I ride through it and shift up (don't have a damper.) It's from the front tire trying to regain traction!

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My E does this when hammered (-3 front sprocket ), it tends to do it in second gear when it tries to lift the front but doesn't quite get all the way off the ground

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How do you go about getting the damper revalved? Do I just send ohlins a email or call them or something or is there an exact place to look on the Internet for it. I really wanna do this over the winter.

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My 09 did the same thing. Got head shake when wide open in first gear, usually when it gets into the powerband. Scared the crap out of me the few times it happened.

I got my damper revalved through Kyle Racing. It's completely different now.
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If you crack her open in first, yes, it is normal for the front wheel to want to come off the ground and feel light.

Also, you mention your damper. Is it the OEM one that came with the bike? if so, those things have vastly inadequate valving, and without a revalve, they are almost useless.

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Well I'm glad to hear it's normal (I guess) Guess I'll be getting the damper revalved for my next mod prob over the winter. And I did roll off the throttle easy and it straightened out but it was pretty sketchy especially since its the first time its happened.
Yup. Grip the tank with your knees when it happens and you should have no trouble.


Also, relax your grip a bit when blasting.

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Yup. Grip the tank with your knees when it happens and you should have no trouble.


Also, relax your grip a bit when blasting.
Yea I always try to constantly remind myself of this and usually I am pretty relaxed. Especially in corners. I dont remember if I was gripping the bars tight or not when it happened I probobly was
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