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willy1818
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 3:37 am    Post subject: Stability Reply with quote

Hi
I rode my XTX to Phillip Island and found that at speed overtaking (mainly large vechicles) the bike becomes very unstable, when in clean air it is fine, this is only above about 100km/h.
Scared me quite a bit the first time it happened.
Has anyone else found this to happen and is there any way to fix it?

Thanks
Michael
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golis
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 16:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds to me like a normal behavour.
How tall are u ?
Have you fitted a bigger windscreen ?
Do you have any tank-rear bags fitted ?
How many Klm your bike has ?
If u got lots of klm, maybe a change of the oil
of the front springs will fix it a bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2006 21:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just keep the throttle nailed and you will soon be through the turbulence.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day Willy,How many Km's return trip was it Question
Nice effort Cool & as Parker said it's just the turbulance(made worse by the "sit up" position. Wink
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willy1818
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2006 22:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Nobby
I went from Canberra via Orbost it was 1650KM return, the trip down was in two stages, return was one day.
Luckly we had a car and trailer to carry all our gear so only had to carry a small backpack.
I was a bit slower than the others (a BMW 1150 Adventure and a Ducati 1000 ST) but all went well.
Any aussies traveling that way we went thru Bombala on to Delegate and down thru Bonang on to Orbost, Its well worth it there is 60KM of winding road (about 15km dirt) the rest is great fun good road, just watch for logging trucks.

Michael
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matt_not_andrew
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 14, 2006 22:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parker wrote:
Just keep the throttle nailed and you will soon be through the turbulence.


You're braver than me if you can do that an a motorway - mine used to get turbulence at about 85 all the way up to 95 - I never had the balls to nail it any higher in fear of losing control completely.

Since my front tyre has worn down a bit (off road Conti TKC 80) I've noticed that the weaving has calmed down. It not only happens in a stong head wind.

Best take it easy when you know this is likely to happen and plan your overtaking manouvers carefully Wink
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