wobbly frame?

Drew Blanchard drewblanchard at gmavt.net
Wed Aug 12 12:02:33 PDT 2009

I used to have this issue with some weekend racing at the track.  A steering
damper solved it.  Minor oscillations and vibrations at lower speed are
really magnified at high speed.  The damper took care of it, at the expense
of relatively heavy steering at low speed.

If anyone has experience with the fork brace, I'd love to hear about it.  Is
it really helpful?

Drew in VT

On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 2:34 PM, Alan Nicholls <metrogtiguy at gmail.com>wrote:

> Well, I went out cruising Woodward last night(Dream Cruise week!!!, (
> http://www.woodwarddreamcruise.com/ for you that don't know about the
> biggest custom/classic car cruise in the world), and I saw my neighbor
> parked.  I had always seen him around, but never met the guy.  He has a
> white fuel injected GSXR1000.  It's lowered, stretched, bored out, power
> commander III, headwork, etc.  It's built for drag racing.  We were
> cruising
> back up 8 mile at about 2am, and he wanted to play, so we did.  The GPZ
> gets
> BIG props!  It had enough power to walk away from the GSXR.  I really
> didn't
> think it would!  This bike has some TORQUE!  I'm sure the jet kit and
> Micron
> exhaust help :).  Oh, and I'm averaging 48mpg now with the mods, I was only
> getting 39 before :D.  Anyways, when we reached a certain un-mentioned
> speed, my front end seemed to want to wander a little bit.  I'm assuming
> that means the forks were flexing, since they're so long on this bike.
>  There's a fork brace link on the gpzlist site, but, like most of the
> things
> on there, it's no longer available.  Anyone know of a fork brace that's
> still made or available for our bikes?

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