Go Back   Horizons Unlimited - The HUBB > Technical, Bike forums > Yamaha Tech

Yamaha Tech Originally the Yamaha XT600 Tech Forum, due to demand it now includes all Yamaha's technical / mechanical / repair / preparation questions.
Contact Overland Solutions for all your custom modifications and setup for overland travel.

Calendar Contest Voting is now CLOSED. Results to be posted shortly.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
XT600 weaving all over the place.

When riding my 92 xt600 wi 21000km on it, when your riding it slow like around 25/40mph it has a kinda wobble,, you CANNOT go in a straight line, it weaves from right to left, the weaving is very strange. but on accelaration, the problem goes away.. but whilst cornering especialy on the right bends,, it feels scary.. the wobble is there again..or a should say weaving..I originaly thought the bike has had a prang, as Ive just bought it. only done 200 miles with it,, but this was very noticeable within the first 5 miles..

just below the headstock on the frame just where you would put the oil, theres seems like its kinda rippled,,its not smooth on the tube frame... 6 inches from the headstock id say just about level with the bottom yoke.

I have also noticed under braking.. it dives to the right, as if the bike is gonna fold in the middle.. its very strange..

I have Mitas tyres on it... the front an rear wheels bearings seem fine.. the shocker is damping ok, the forks are dry,so no leaking.. looking along it when trying to ride at a straight line with someone else riding it,, i noticed that the wheels are out of line with each other... the front looks dead straight whilst the back looks like its not in line with the front. in fact the rear looks like a wee bit of an angle.. but the rear wheel is sitting straight in tehe swinging arm with the chain adjusters...the same number at each side on the axle.

all bearings seem ok, as i said, on accleration, you do NOT feel any weaving, but try going slow,,its a different matter...

I did notice that its not the correct front mudguard, also the headlight has been changed to a round one,,an the wiring is all bodged behind the headlight, an the tanks shrouds are missing. an the tank has a slight dent in it.. with me thinking it may have had a front end shunt at one time. but the last owner o 3 years,,tells me he has never felt anything unduly with it...but I DEFINTALEY feel a weave,, the weave Im talkin about feels as if one of the tyres is twisted,, giving that impression,, but the tyres are ok.... any ideas people...... Thanks,... bama3
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 38
I'm sure you dont want to hear this, and you probably have half a suspicion yourself, but it sounds like you've been had. Ripples in the frame, wheels out of line, bits missing or replaced - this bike has most probably had a prang and been repaired. Dont believe what the previous owner tells you, he was trying to get shot of it , after all.
If you've only just bought it I'd take it back and ask for a refund. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
Hi Timus.. yea am actualy thinkin that as well, they ripples am talkin about,, ad say more of some crinkin, jist slightly, but am thinkin that as well, i did call the guy up as he lives 70 mile fae me, an he said that it has been fine wi him an he didnt know about it. I might try an get a hold o a frame, an swop eveything over, as its a great engine in it....cheers
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 24 May 2012
awolxt's Avatar
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: wirral
Posts: 88
Hi there !

Ive just took a photo of my frame. Mine has slight ripples, not sure whether they`re in the same place as yours. Hopefully the picture will prove useful to you. Let me know if you require any more

Bill
Attached Thumbnails
XT600 weaving all over the place.-bike-frame.jpg  

Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
AWOLXT Yes thats a good picture,, also ITS the same as mine.. so they must all be like that... well that rules that out... in teh picture jist to teh left hand side,, youve got a wee bit o rust there,, I have too,, that was me thinkin there was a wee crack or somethin an its got all rusty,, an someone has put a wee bit o oil or grease over it to camoflage it.... thanks fur the picture...

How long ye had yours an what year is yours... ive ran XT660x an R fur years,, but I do prefer the 600, thanks again.... john
Attached Thumbnails
XT600 weaving all over the place.-127909923.jpg  

XT600 weaving all over the place.-photo-0006.jpg  

XT600 weaving all over the place.-photo-0007.jpg  


Last edited by bama3; 29 Oct 2013 at 00:37.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
I was thinkin,, if I cant get a new frame,, i will break the bike... but its a great engine,, good wheels an tyres, an a nice exhaust... id get ma money back if i broke it...
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: uk
Posts: 142
frame straightening in Scotland

hi before you go down the road of breaking the bike would you be able to get these guys to check it? i dont know how far you are from them but you would know one way or the other and then can make the best choice to sort your needs (MOTORBIKE REPAIR CENTRE SCOTLAND) hope this helps steve
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
steve.. what do they do , ?? Steve ave just checked them out in teh link ye sent,, they seem to know whit their doin... a wonder how much all that comes to.as its only a 800 quid bike...I like the bike. an would keep it, but am not forkin out serious money on gettin it fixed,,, sayin that al never know how much till i ask them,, i`l call them teh morra... thanks fur that. john

also am only 30 mins from them,, a might take it oer the morra an get it asccesed..if possible or price it at least... thanks. john
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 24 May 2012
chris's Avatar
Probably out riding
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: God's Own County
Posts: 2,159
Have you checked the simple stuff like wheel bearings, stearing head bearings, swingarm bearings?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 24 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
yea, but am gonna do a thourgh check
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 25 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
I didnt know that ma pal has a Jig to square bikes up thats maybe damaged,,so hes gettin teh bike this tuesday,, then we`l see,,, but thanis guys fur yer input.. cheers
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 25 May 2012
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Walsall, UK
Posts: 162
Tube Bending Marks

The "ripples" are marks left by the tube bending machine in the factory, no need to worry there but it does sound like it's damaged somewhere.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 25 May 2012
bacardi23's Avatar
Registered Users
Veteran HUBBer
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: XXX<-Portugal->Azores->Santa Maria (island)
Posts: 1,515
Check if any of your disc brake rotors are straight! A bent rotor will cause that!

Also you could have a bent rim, loose spokes or even a problem with the tires themselves..


Vando
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 25 May 2012
Registered Users
HUBB regular
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: scotland
Posts: 50
thanks guys
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 27 May 2012
Registered Users
New on the HUBB
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 1
frount forks

hello my son had this problem with his 43f uneven forks his were air ,14psi in one 30psi in other he has valves on the top of forks
Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 Registered Users and/or Members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
XT600 Engine Rebuild Phoenix6 Yamaha Tech 13 24 Jun 2013 13:45
goos place to buy a motorcycle for a euro trip - non euro citizen one Europe 0 16 May 2012 18:02
Anyone know of an affordable place to rent in Medellin for a month? arooni South America 7 26 Apr 2012 01:10
Best place to learn kite surfing from Mexico => S. America? arooni Travellers' questions that don't fit anywhere else 0 16 Dec 2011 03:20
A place to stash bikes in East Georgia kujo4pm Route Planning 4 2 Dec 2011 03:58

 
 



HU DVD Spring Special!

Buy the Achievable Dream Collectors Set and get Road Heroes Part 1 FREE!

Achievable Dream - The Whole Enchilada!

Cooped up indoors in crap weather? Binge watch over 20 hours of inspiring, informative and entertaining stories and tips from 150 travellers! Check it out at the HU Store! Remember to order them both and use Coupon Code 'BoxSet+' on your order when you checkout.


What others say about HU...

"I just wanted to say thanks for doing this and sharing so much with the rest of us." Dave, USA

"Your website is a mecca of valuable information and the DVD series is informative, entertaining, and inspiring! The new look of the website is very impressive, updated and catchy. Thank you so very much!" Jennifer, Canada

"...Great site. Keep up the good work." Murray and Carmen, Australia

"We just finished a 7 month 22,000+ mile scouting trip from Alaska to the bottom of Chile and I can't tell you how many times we referred to your site for help. From how to adjust your valves, to where to stay in the back country of Peru. Horizons Unlimited was a key player in our success. Motorcycle enthusiasts from around the world are in debt to your services." Alaska Riders


contest pic

10th Annual HU Travellers Photo Contest is on now! This is an opportunity for YOU to show us your best photos and win prizes!

NEW! HU 2014 Adventure Travel T-shirts! are now available in several colors! Be the first kid on your block to have them! New lower prices on synths!

HU 2014 T-shirts now in!

Check out the new Gildan Performance cotton-feel t-shirt - 100% poly, feels like soft cotton!


What turns you on to motorcycle travel?


Global Rescue, WORLDwide evacuation services for EVERYONE

Global Rescue is the premier provider of medical, security and evacuation services worldwide and is the only company that will come to you, wherever you are, and evacuate you to your home hospital of choice. Additionally, Global Rescue places no restrictions on country of citizenship - all nationalities are eligible to sign-up!




New to Horizons Unlimited?

New to motorcycle travelling? New to the HU site? Confused? Too many options? It's really very simple - just 4 easy steps!

Horizons Unlimited was founded in 1997 by Grant and Susan Johnson following their journey around the world on a BMW R80 G/S motorcycle.

Susan and Grant Johnson Read more about Grant & Susan's story

Membership - help keep us going!

Horizons Unlimited is not a big multi-national company, just two people who love motorcycle travel and have grown what started as a hobby in 1997 into a full time job (usually 8-10 hours per day and 7 days a week) and a labour of love. To keep it going and a roof over our heads, we run events (22 this year!); we sell inspirational and informative DVDs; we have a few selected advertisers; and we make a small amount from memberships.

You don't have to be a Member to come to an HU meeting, access the website, the HUBB or to receive the e-zine. What you get for your membership contribution is our sincere gratitude, good karma and knowing that you're helping to keep the motorcycle travel dream alive. Contributing Members and Gold Members do get additional features on the HUBB. Here's a list of all the Member benefits on the HUBB.



Books & DVDs

amazon

All the best travel books and videos listed and often reviewed on HU's famous Books page. Check it out and get great travel books from all over the world.


Motorcycle Express for shipping and insurance!

Motorcycle Express

MC Air Shipping, (uncrated) USA / Canada / Europe and other areas. Be sure to say "Horizons Unlimited" to get your $25 discount on Shipping!
Insurance - see: For foreigners traveling in US and Canada and for Americans and Canadians traveling in other countries, then mail it to MC Express and get your HU $15 discount!






All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:16.