I have a brand new zx6r and when i turn into certain corners like the bowl at chuckawalla clockwise the front end bounces or chatters. anyone else heard of this problem.
The chassis on the Kawasaki is known to do that. The stiff carcass on the dunlop tires enhances the problem. I had the same problem before. Switching to pirellis rectified my issue.I have a brand new zx6r and when i turn into certain corners like the bowl at chuckawalla clockwise the front end bounces or chatters. anyone else heard of this problem.
Well you said on only specific corners, which would lead me to believe it’s not a mechanical issue. It’s either a setup or tire issue.jason pridmore has 4 bikes and they do not do it at all. also 2 of my other friends have the same year as mine and theirs do not do it either. my bike is at the dealership again. hopefully they can figure something out. ill try the pirellis thanks. it only happens on the side of the tire. lefts and rights, on and off the brakes.
Don’t be afraid to play with the clickers. This is what they are for.im game to try anything. pirellis are the next try. its such a shame im having this issue. the bike is a rocket ship and pulls so hard. My gsxr was so smooth and no issues what so ever. I probably should have just purchased a new one of those and save me this issue.
thanks for all your suggestions.
That doesn’t mean that it will not need fine tuning. 2 people can ride the same bike with the same setup and have a different feel for the machine. What exactly did this guy do? Spring changes? Sag? A base setup?i had my suspension guy go thru them all. trust me. Also had joey lombardo set the bike up and still the same. You can google him if you want. He is jd beach's crew chief this season.
dunlop q3+ had the settings on the front forks and rear shock done by joey lombardo. he worked for kawasaki for 20 years. he is crew chief for jd beach now.
i had my suspension guy go thru them all. trust me. Also had joey lombardo set the bike up and still the same. You can google him if you want. He is jd beach's crew chief this season.
1. I don't know your pace but If your trying to make the stock suspension work, forget about that.joey set up the bike i believe in the middle or where most guys run them. my other guy i work with went thru both rebound and compression for 2 days and still nothing worked.
Are these serious questions? Cuz Jason pridmore is a pro and his inputs are superior to yours. Also, Backmarker has raced a zx6r in Motoamerica for years and is offering legitimate advice. So try some pirelli tires and at least upgrade to linear springs for your weight up front. With that said, I am about to race this season on stock suspension on a new to me 2016 , and I hope I don’t experience said chatter. But if I do, I won’t come crying to the forum to give me some magical fix to podium with my stock suspension, I’ll upgrade it.do you own or ride a zx6r? why does my bike chatter but 4 of jason pridmore's bikes do not do it??? Do you know who he is?