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post #1 of 17 Old 05-04-2017, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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lowering the triple

so...since i changed to the E07 tyres the front end is light and over 80mph there is a small wobble.
i think it might be because the geometry of the bike changed (taller tyre) as well as bar risers that shifted some of my weight slightly back.

so im thinking of lowering the triple by 5mm or less but i have one concern is there enough clearance so it doesnt hit if i bottom out.
if anyone did anything similar to this let me know.

all advice would be appreciated

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post #2 of 17 Old 05-04-2017, 06:33 PM
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Generally, lowering the front has the effect of decreasing rake, which lessens stability. That is why cruisers are more stable than sport bikes.
I have the E07's (about 1500 miles so far) on my vee2 and I've had it up to about 90mph and have not noticed any wobble. Are you sure they are balanced? Might want to try putting in some Ride-on.
Also, it would be easier to play around with pre-load to change the front-to-rear angle to see if it makes a difference.

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well i had them balanced when i got them mounted (i have about 2500 miles on them by now ).
why would ride on help?

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RideOn would only help if they weren't balanced.

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Seems to me I've read that the Wee is kinda inherently unstable over 90.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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so im thinking of lowering the triple by 5mm or less but i have one concern is there enough clearance so it doesnt hit if i bottom out.
if anyone did anything similar to this let me know.

all advice would be appreciated
To answer your question as asked: I have a V2 and have slid the triple tree down to the where the taper begins. No bottoming and believe that if it was going to , it would have. I think that taper is not located by accident.

AS for your slight wobble: If it is balanced / it is balanced. However, if it is balanced but the tire isn't centered on the rim ... I don't know those particular tires but they likely have a mold ring that you can look at. Some times tires aren't round enough. I know that Avon will replace a tire no questions asked if you can't get it mounted to satisfaction. Others likely will, too. Otherwise remove and carefully reinstall the wheel again. Then you have your basics done and can chase all the theories.
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To answer your question as asked: I have a V2 and have slid the triple tree down to the where the taper begins. No bottoming and believe that if it was going to , it would have. I think that taper is not located by accident.

AS for your slight wobble: If it is balanced / it is balanced. However, if it is balanced but the tire isn't centered on the rim ... I don't know those particular tires but they likely have a mold ring that you can look at. Some times tires aren't round enough. I know that Avon will replace a tire no questions asked if you can't get it mounted to satisfaction. Others likely will, too. Otherwise remove and carefully reinstall the wheel again. Then you have your basics done and can chase all the theories.
thanks thats what i wanted to know...busy the next 2 weekends but i will try after

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5mm... WOW. I dropped the TLR by about 1.5-2 and GSX-R by 1.5 and they got sketchy... but cuts through corners like a razor knife...

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I have E07's on my 14 1000... no indication of wobble at speed. The only issue I've had is the lack of fender clearance on the front.
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so talked to Yuval

and he suggested to lower the front's air pressure to 33psi instead of 36 like suzuki recommends(with the stock tires) did that rode from nyc to philly about 250miles in total speeds up to 105mph(just to check) steady as a rock even though it was windy as hell.

front is still light but i think i just have to adjust my suspension

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