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Author Topic: jerky ride fuel system ,road surface or snatchy gearing  (Read 923 times)

chaz46

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jerky ride fuel system ,road surface or snatchy gearing
« on: 20 May 2024, 08:33:29 pm »
ok, managed to get out on the thou today.  2002 FZS


main road and country lane short trip, Im not sure of the problem, or not..
went ok on the main road, got over the limit on a straight (the roads around here are pathetic),
turning on to the country lanes to my unit the ride seemed jerky.
fuel system problem?  could just me being bounced and jerking the throttle.
gearing? cant go too fast as you get bounced off the seat.
or suspension?


so, its not been ridden for a few years, the carbs have been stripped and cleaned, the filter replaced, new fuel, pump cleaned and working.
only been run up on the ramp a few times. Im not sure if as the road is very lumpy, I was getting bumped around and moving throttle or the wheel getting jerked about.
what sort of speeds to gear am I looking at, 40mph speed limit3rd or 4th gear.
or maybe soft suspension?
thoughts?

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Re: jerky ride fuel system ,road surface or snatchy gearing
« Reply #1 on: 22 May 2024, 05:26:24 pm »
The throttle on the FZS1000 is quite sensetive, and one the common issues that will make that issue wors is if the drive chain is too slack and/or the cush drive rubbers behind the rear sprocket carrier are worn.

Regarding your suspension, have to checked and set the static sag and then adjusted the damping to suit..?
« Last Edit: 22 May 2024, 05:27:19 pm by b1k3rdude »

chaz46

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Re: jerky ride fuel system ,road surface or snatchy gearing
« Reply #2 on: 24 May 2024, 08:46:26 pm »
thanks.
nothing altered, chain tension is fine.
the roads are bad, our local 3 entry roundabout is getting resurfaced next week, taking 6 days to do. must be bad... pity about the rest of the roads, will try to get out on it again as Im not working this bank holiday..