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I just bought a used 2006 Z1000.

I love almost everything about it, but below 50 mph the steering force needed to hold a turn is the strongest of any bike I've ridden in over 30 years of riding.

Considering that the previous owner did some stupid things to the bike, what should I be looking for as the possible cause?

Is there a front tire that has a profile known to lighten up the steering on these bikes?


PS, I bought it at a dealer, so I can't ask the previous owner directly.
 

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i know this may sound stupid but check the tire pressure. my son and i bought new bikes and the front tire pressure on his was 15lbs. my rear was 55lbs. his bike was a zx10r and handled worse the springer harley he traded in.
 

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Could also be the bike was never leaned low in a turn and the bike is fighting you
trying to ride in the sweet spot that has worn on it....had to change my front tire when I bought my Z back in May ....had 4700 miles on it and never leaned in a turn. It would fight me in a turn at sharper lean angle...try a new tire if the pressure is not a factor
 
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