How to stop headshake on acceleration bumps?

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#1
On my new CR250, I was tearing up a trail and noticed that when I hit bumps while accelerating, teh front end twitches. How can I stop this?

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#2
One way is to mount a Scotts steering dampner. Complete kit will run you a cool $650 by the time it is installed. Dampners are very effective but expensive.

Less costly is to tune the suspension (including sag) and lengthening the wheelbase.

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#3
YOu might want to try speeding up the rebound a little (softer).

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#4
stiffen your fork compression clickers.

make sure rear suspension is not too stiff.

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Try playing with increasing and decreasing the compression damping. Remember to first have your base line compression and rebound damping settings WRITTEN DOWN ON PAPER so you can always go back to it.

Also what is your race sag set at. Try setting it at 4 inches then progressively less to see if that helps.

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#7
In hard condtions you will need to soften the compression and soften rebound. The chassis changes are well advised as well. IF you head shake in soft condtions, with rounded bumps you add compression.

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#8
As your accelerating the weight is transfering to the back and your frt. end will get light. Try raising your forks which will put weight on the frt. end and help the headshake.


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