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I've got a 2011 Wee ABS (my second Wee) that I've farkled up. It has a subtle but disturbing front-end shimmy that begins at about 35mph and smooths out at about 55-60. It is as smooth as silk at highway speeds. I returned it to the dealer who said they really could not help me until the farkls came off and implied that the top case might make the front end wiggle. .???? The only add-on that even might do it is the fork brace, but I think that's a stretch. Has anyone run into anything like this or have any thoughts?
 

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I also have a new Wee, with a fork brace and a top box and I have not noticed any front end shimmy at any speed (up to 90mph). Seems very stable in the 35-55 region, under acceleration, deceleration and at constant speed.

Time to get serious with the dealer I think. It really shouldn't do that, farkles or no farkles. I can see why they suggested taking them off (since I suppose there is as remote possibility they are making a marginal situation worse) and I suppose it's something you might try, but I'd be pretty sure they aren't the root cause. There are lots of people with top boxes and fork braces who don't have a front end shimmy (in fact that's true for just about all of them!).
 

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This seems to be inherent with these bikes in my experience.

My 650 did it, and now so does my 1000.

I did however, put Conti TA's on both bikes, and right now, on my 1000, the bike will go into a tank slapper if I take my hands off at the right speed, around 35.......seriously more violent than my 650 ever was.
 

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I got some good attention today from the service mgr at the dealership. I think he is taking it seriously and said that he will be contacting their Suzuki factory rep tomorrow. With the various things that can do this, it sounds like it might be difficult to figure out. My '08 Wee with all the same farkles has never wobbled a bit. I was surprised to have this issue and am expecting a resolution.
 

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sounds like a bad/out of round front tire.
i had this on a tiger, replaced the tourance with dulops and it went away.
 

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Mine too is a 2011 ABS, had the wobble since day one, all stock except centerstand and oem handguard, not bad but annoying, dealer is helpless. I'm going to look at the steering stem for proper adjustment, already checked wheel alignment and tire balance, if stem bearing is not the cause, I might try another tire, maybe a bad batch of TW101 ?
 

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Take the posts from here to the service manager when you go see them.
 

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I got some good attention today from the service mgr at the dealership. I think he is taking it seriously and said that he will be contacting their Suzuki factory rep tomorrow. With the various things that can do this, it sounds like it might be difficult to figure out. My '08 Wee with all the same farkles has never wobbled a bit. I was surprised to have this issue and am expecting a resolution.
Any update about your problem? I have tried everything I can and still have the shimmy, and my dealer is helpless. Only thing I haven't tried is a new tire.
 
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