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Old 19th December 2006, 23:47   #1
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I have a 2000 CBZ which has suddendly developed a strange problem...the front end sways/wobbles when the speed goes above 80 kmph...
I havent dropped or banged the bike anywhere....it has just started happening out of the blue...got the bike serviced from FortPoint at Mahim...but the guys there say there is no problem at all....
But i am sure abt wat i am feeling...anyways which is the best HH service centre in mumbai??


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Old 20th December 2006, 00:21   #2
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Hey.... you are here also

Anyway, is there a Castrol Bike zone in Mumbai ?? I took my bike (Pulsar) to Castrol Bike Zone and they took it for a test ride and when that chap came back, he said the front forks need to be overhauled. And this was before I had given him my list of problems.

Was pretty impressed compared to the usual Bajaj fellows.

Anyway, he charged 750/- for that but my bike was superb after that. They changed the front fork bearings, oil, etc...etc...
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Old 20th December 2006, 00:52   #3
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Wraith,
Better get your front tyre checked, I had this problem in my CBZ then I complained to Hero Honda They Replaced My Tyre Which Had done some 1200Kms for Rs.50, After That I Didn't have any wobbling.
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check your rims or forks whether if it is bent.... generally thats the cause for the wobbling.
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Get wheel alignment done and the problem will disappear.
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Old 20th December 2006, 10:30   #6
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well i have given the Bike at prakash automotive...the mechanic who took a test ride said there is a slight problem and they will look into it...
keeping my fingers crossed till then...
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problem in your chain i think.
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got the front tyre replaced...the problem had kinda disappeared but is back again after riding abt 20-30kms!!

i dont have a clue of wat to do now!
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Check the bearings of your Tee-joint. Get a friendly neighborhood mechanic to do it. Most service centers screw up minor jobs.
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Wraith,
Then Get your Front Fork and the bearings on the frond fork checked and last but not the least check the telescope suspension on the front for any misalignments (Height variations).
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^^ yup do that asap.

BTW try leaving the handlebar at say, 40KMPH and see whether the bike veerns to any side...

Most of the times that phenomenon happens coz of too much oil in the front forks. They become super stiff, instead of absorbing the bumps, they start jumping...try to get 5ml of oil decreased from both forks. remember : 5ml, not 1ml more, not 1ml less.
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got the front tyre replaced...the problem had kinda disappeared but is back again after riding abt 20-30kms!!

i dont have a clue of wat to do now!
did you get the wheel alignment done?
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I guess u wud need to get ur wheels aligned, which should solve the issue.
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Hey guys !!

I don not know whether this is the right thread to ask this quetion.
Just want to know what is the life of bikes rear suspension ?
i own a pulsar and its 3 yrears old now.
the rear suspension looks all compressed now as compared to other bikes also when somebody is sitting back the ride seems a bit low on the back end .

If anybody has any information about this please letme know .
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Old 23rd December 2006, 16:03   #15
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chilled_fire it all depends on how much kms you have used your motorcycle and even than how much abuse the suspension has taken. If the travel of suspension has increased and it gets a bit wobbly try to change the suspension setting to harder and see if it helps. Also I got my pulsars suspension changed after three years, it costs Rs. 600-650 for the new rear suspension in Delhi.
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