Loose feeling rear end 94 shadow vt600c

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Real Name: Danny Garrison
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 15
My Motorcycle: 1994 honda shadow vt600c

Loose feeling rear end 94 shadow vt600c

#1 Unread post by Irishshadow »

Going around corners on my 94 shadow vt600vlx the rear feels loose and tire feels flat. Likes to kick out even at lower corner speed. Thanks for the help and be safe

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Re: Loose feeling rear end 94 shadow vt600c

#2 Unread post by JackoftheGreen »

Danny, welcome to TMW!

My instinct with the problem you're describing it to check into your suspension components. Make sure your rear shocks are functional and properly adjusted, and of course check your tire pressure and chain tension too. Also, check your tire for any residue, did you drive through a construction area recently and get something on your rubber?

Other than those obvious things, I have to ask if you're carrying any luggage or other excess weight on the back end? Do you have saddlebags crammed full of stuff? Any excess weight carried aft or outboard of the axle can be detrimental to handling.

Lastly, road conditions during the summer can cause a lot of instability in handling. Do you routinely drive in an area with lots of patched asphalt? Google "tar snakes" and make sure that's not what's causing your problem. Under the right circumstances even seasoned riders can be bested by a nice warm tar snake.

Get back to us! And ride careful!

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