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post #1 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:17 PM Thread Starter
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Question Shimmiiee Shimmiiee Shake...

I bought my '05 V-Strom used about a month ago. I just took it out to the Dennys burger run. On the way back, we hit some 100+ areas. It shakes it's head pretty hard above a 100. Is this normal for the V-Strom? I was riding a BMW K12GT till last year, and no shake all the way up to 150.

She does have..
Givi E41 side cases.. (no top case)
Laminar lip on stock screen in middle position..
New Metzler tourances installed the day before the trip by dealer..(could this be it?)

So, since i didn't have this since new, I don't know if this is normal?

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post #2 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:26 PM
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i've had mine well over 100 many times; always rock solid.

givi shield, top case and stock tires.
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post #3 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:28 PM
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Have mine up there many times. No shake.
Loose head set? Bad tire?

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post #4 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:47 PM
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Have Tourance on DL1000, Givi(sides, top), original for the rest and nothing wrong over 100mph, ride like a rock !

Better regret it than envy it ! :rolleyes:
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post #5 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 04:56 PM
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There have been some reports of tourance fronts having a shake or wobble, I don't know if it was at high speeds or what, I run a tourance rear, but a metzler detour front.
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post #6 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 05:11 PM
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I get a shake up there as well. Steering head bearings adjusted, tried adjusting the suspension as suggested on VSRI but all to no avail. I'm running the Avon Distanzia up front but I have no idea what's going on, I just try to keep it to speeds that are

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post #7 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 06:59 PM
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Not normal, at least for my bike - Givi E36 bags, 12" over stock CB shield on my '02 Strom, original head bearings. Solid up to an indicated 200+ km/h (125 mph)
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post #8 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 07:47 PM
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Check the front wheel balance.
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post #9 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 08:00 PM
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No shake on my BLUE '07 V up to 130, (indicated). Bike is baby stock, (except for removing the hand guards during warmer weather). Well, except for the slight wobble I gave it when my buddy passed me!!:rolleyes:
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post #10 of 10 Old 04-22-2008, 08:18 PM
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I've had my Vee up to 120 (indicated on my GPS). Rock solid.
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