Did you (or the road) do something to induce the "wiggle"?
The V is a short wheelbase, nimble bike. I've found that at highway speeds and above, if I need to shift my position on the bike, its best not to use the handlebars to do that. The handlebars are for directing the bike, and not for leveraging yourself around on the bike. That is what your abdominal muscles, hips and footpegs are for. Just sayin'.
Wiggles aren't normal on my '12 V. After I broke it in, but still had like new tires on it, I took it up to 110 mph. ("indicated," I understand I was really going less than 100mph in actuality. Haven't changed the sprockets to correct the error in the stock gearing yet.) Nary a wiggle or anything. Was very stable at higher speeds. Rode to Ft Smith last month and was fully loaded with gear and side cases. I did countless bursts of speed up to 90 MPH, again, no indication of a wiggle at all.
Loose headset can cause instability as can improperly set sag. The forks stick up above the top tripple clamp about 0.155 inches or so. By reducing this number you will make the bike more stable. By increasing it you will make the bike turn in faster but be more suseptable to headshake.
Since initial posting here, bike already has 10,000+ km, stock dunlops were replaced with shinko 705 dual sport tires (bigger front and heavier too). I did another freeway speed last sunday over 150kph, wiggle is still there (I rarely reach that speed anyway). It might be the tire balance, though we dont have many balancing shops here.
At 100-120kph, there is no wiggle, no vibration, no road imperfection felt and the tires are noisier than the exhaust.
What did you set it at? Increasing sag in rear or decreasing sag in front will make bike more stable at speed. Also decreasing the amount of the fork tube sticking up above the top triple will make the bike more stable at speed.
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I raced Motocross for 10 years so I always modded my bikes no matter if its on or off road. If you want your bike to scream here you go. The first three mods are for Fueling and Exhaust, Dobeck EJK Controller (MFG P/N 8120169), Complete Full LeoVince Exhaust System (8579) with insert removed and...
I am looking to change my tires. I understand what the numbers mean as far as rim size goes but as for the other two I have no idea... I am looking at Shinko 705's or the Heidenau K60. Would a 120/90/17 work on a stock rim that calls for 120/70/17? Same concept for the back. I appreciate any...
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