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We have a GPX 750r and are looking for ways to reduce the over steer on the front end due to the 16inch front wheel there must be a way to make it handle better or should I just get rid, I lovr the bike apart from this

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My brother had one of these, nice bike go like the clappers when the carbs have been cleaned. Anyway, as for the over steer, a lot of the time if the electronic stabiliser on the front forks are not working correctly they cause all sorts of steering problems. Sometimes going to a different type of tyre can make a huge difference too.

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SOURCE: 2001 Honda 929rr. The front end is out of alignment

set the bike so the front end is off the ground a little then loosen all bolts on the triple clamp that hold the fork tubes then with the front tire held between your knees turn the bars until aligned then retighten clamps.

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