Join Date: May 2006
Location: Concord, Calif.
My Wee-Strom with a 45-liter topbox has no stability issues, it's rock solid. I have noticed that some riders tend to ride tense, ie they keep a death grip on the bars constantly, which is a big no-no.
If you get into a wobble on any bike, the worst thing you can do is try to grip the bars tighter. Instead, grip the bike with your knees and heels, and relax your arms somewhat. The bike will sort itself out quickly.
A couple years ago I built a 1987 GSXR750 racebike to use in a race class setup for old bikes. That old Frankengixxer flexi-flyer would wag its head at most any opportunity, I got used to it and went quite fast on that bike just by being a good passenger and not making white-knuckle steering inputs.
Give it a try and see if the relaxed-arm method works better. If you've ever watched a motorcycle race and saw a near-crash which resulted in the rider being ejected but the bike is still barrelling alone down the tarmac on two wheels, notice the motorcycle tracks straight and true without steering inputs from the missing passenger. :lol: