Zeta handguards and steering stabilizers
I just read how another 650 rider had zeta handguards, and then took them off before he sold it and it was quite smooth at higher speeds. If that's so, I'll take those cheesy plastic guards off, even with the extra blinker. I never had the high mph shakes before the handguards also (into the wind (!), worse on wrinkly concrete slabs.)
I still think Lexan handlebar wind deflectors would reduce arm fatigue and provide a smoother slipstream and rain protection. There is just something funky about the aerodynamics of those plastic Zeta hand guard covers with uneven holes in them (??) It 'used' to be stable as a rock before I got those, but I attributed it to moving the center of gravity inside the bar ends which is still a factor. I'm glad I read that comment which was my initial reaction, but it got watered down as time went on.
The fact that I get the shakes MUCH worse into the wind means the aerodynamics is playing a bigger role in the shakes than the center of gravity (which may amplify it still.)
AND what about steering stabilizers? Maybe I'll take the Zeta plastic covers off first to see how much a factor the wind vs the center of gravity really is, and go from there: maybe I can add Lexan bar covers instead in the same handguard mounting locations.
But SOMEONE here has to have tried steering stabilizers.
Last edited by kawdog; 07-07-2015 at 05:53 PM.