just tightened the bearings up again, still have that damn decel shake. I am at the mid to upper end of tension to move the bars now not going to tighten them anymore. Already have a fork brace. Battlwings are dated '08 have a bit of weather checking and scalloping with about 70% tread remaining. Might throw the TKC80 on the front and see if it is indeed a tire issue. Were Battlewings stock in an 07 wee?
As far as I know, Trailwings have always been stock.
However a minor shake while handsfree decelerating around that speed is a very commonly reported issue. For me it seems to be from around 50km/h down to 30 or 40 if I recall.
Tires get some of the blame, a relatively light weight front end, and long forks get some blame. A fork brace might help some, but mostly we just accept it as an idiosyncrasy of the vstrom, and move on to other issues.
I have the same headshake with BWs on decel when the bike is heavily loaded. It's a DL650 and the tires have 10K miles on them, and the rear is purt-near square. The bike has a fork brace. I don't get the head shake when not heavily loaded.
Head shake doesn't bother me. I just put my hands back on the bars and it stops.
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