Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Sandy, Ore. USA
I have about 50 miles on a new set of Tourances and noticed right away that the bike seems squirrly or wobbly, at highway speeds. It feels kind of like riding over those bridges with metal grates. On the one hand I'm upset that the bike doesn't feel smooth as silk on a brand new set of well-reputed quality tires, but on the other hand I'm glad to hear it's not just me; which might indicate poor mounting/balancing (I had the shop do it). I kind of assumed it would go away with miles, but I'm curious how many?
[EDITED: after really thinking about it, I notice it most right at 60mph. On tomorrow's ride I'll find some open pavement and hold the speed steady a several speeds, at 10 mph increments, and note when the wobble shows up. If it gets progressively worse, then it's straight back to the shop for a re-mount/balance. If it only exists at a single speed, I'll make a phone call at the shop to see what they recommend. It may be a balance issue.]
2007 Suzuki V-Strom 650, "The Grey Mule"
2012 Suzuki GSX-R750, "Shoot to Thrill" (sold 2017)
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Last edited by stevewz; 08-10-2007 at 06:34 PM.