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post #1 of 8 Old 07-29-2019, 03:45 PM Thread Starter
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New member AK, offer on 2012 1000

Hi,
Made an offer on a 2012 1000 V-Strom pending repair of front end vibration.
Took bike out for test ride (9500 miles on odometer) and notice saver vibration at out 90 mph. Backed off and tried different gears an each time same thing, saver vibration at about 90 mph.
So I'm thinking it needs a re-balancing of the front wheel.
I looked at the front tire and didn't see any cupping, so hopefully it's just needs balancing.
When I told the seller about the problem he said he never rode the bike that fast, hard to believe but he seems serious.
The owner is going to have it checked out, and hopefully be riding soon.

Other than that I really like the bike, light and nimble with a far amount of power an torque. The brakes seem week, could use stainless liners and high-performance pads. I don't think it has ABS, but looks like that my have been an option on 2012.

Look forward to some replies and opinions.

thanks,

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post #2 of 8 Old 07-29-2019, 04:39 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Brad.

2020 Eastern V-Strom Rally (website) - May 14 - 17, 2020
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post #4 of 8 Old 07-30-2019, 01:10 PM
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Hola, Brad.

"he said he never rode the bike that fast"
It's rare that I ever need to get that kind of speed. Last time I remember was in the far away in Oregon and I wanted to get past a group of Cruisers before the next set of twisties.
That was years ago.
There are reports of front end shaking at the higher speeds. A fork brace and tire choice makes a difference.
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post #5 of 8 Old 07-30-2019, 09:48 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I have had good results with balance beads. https://checkeredflagt
Usually 2 oz. in the rear tire and 1 oz. in the front.

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-02-2019, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Backed out, bought new

Will thought I'd update here. I backed out and bought a new old stock 16 1000 ABS adventure.
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2016 V-Strom 1000 abs Adventure

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