Headshake under braking

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Hi:

I have a question about headshake.
I have set up the forks fair enough, they use the full travel and never bottom out even in the worse parts of the track, but the bike is headshaking badly on braking or when I slightly chop the throttle when doing the fast part of the track (flat out 5th), I am fighting this by weighing the rear end and pushing hard on the bar. I think that this headshake may be related to the rear end. I will correct the race sag to 100mm (it is 90mm) but I don't know if this alone will cure the problem or if I have to add some rebound damping. Right now the rear end is not bottoming hard anywhere on the track.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Pedro :)
 

Jeremy Wilkey

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Pedromx,
Try increasing fork compression, as your diving... You could also add preload and reduce rebound..

Regards,
Jer