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post #1 of 11 Old 06-02-2007, 02:15 AM Thread Starter
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2007 kawasaki zx-10r suspension

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When I first got my 2007 Kawasaki ZX10R, I thought it rode akward. Like the front end, it's hard to turn, much more effort than my 600cc. But yesterday, I rode my friend's 2005 Suzuki GSXR1000 and it was a lot easier to turn and lean. I mean it was lighter to turn not as much effort as the 2007 Kawasaki ZX10r.

I read in Sport Rider and they mention this. Would changing the front tire really fix this? I also notice, my bike feels almost unstable in turns compared to the gixxer.

If I turn the steering damper on like 10 clicks the zx-10r feels great in turn. Is something wrong with the steering? The braking already sucks.

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You need to set up your suspension. There are quite a few thread about this. Setting the sag is the first thing to do, I believe there is a How To in that section on how to do it.

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go with setting your suspension up first it shouldnt be harder to turn in something has to be off for you. my 04 is effortless dives right in and out of everyturn.
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tire air pressure ?
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Somebody may read too many magazines....

Mine handles and turns much better than my 00 Gixxer 600.
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Check your tire pressures, front and rear.
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what is the recommended numbers for stock oem tires? I know this has been discussed and it probably says on the tires, but I just want to be sure.

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The recomended air pressure is printed on the tires, in the owners maual and even on a manufacturer sticker thats on the frame

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They say 42 psi rear and 36 psi front. Good for tire wear not as good for traction. Unless you are ridding in 95 degrees every day I suggest playing with 32-35 rear and 33-36 front. As tires heat up they increase in PSI. If its really hot or you are going to be ridding really aggreasivly you can start with the low end of tire pressure as they will increase by about 4-6 PSI when they get warmed up. You have to experiment with PSI to see what works best for you. Psi is half of how your bike handles, you really need to learn how to set up your suspension also. How much do you weigh?
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