What Kinda Bike Is That?
Please take the time to watch the video embedded below. Even though it is nearly 30 years old, the information contained within it is still contemporary to our time.
Largely so, yes. Having said that, my Vee has developed a bit of a weave since I made some suspension changes some years ago, at speeds (indicated) of around 160 and up. What's interesting is that the weave actually goes away when I'm cornering at those speeds, which suggests to me that my theory that there is insufficient sag at the front end might be correct (because the suspension compresses under cornering loads). But I might be way off.10 minutes and not even a hint at what actually CAUSES it. I've been on bikes up to 160 mph and can't say i ever experienced weave. has it been designed out of bikes since this video was made?
Adding a big windscreen and putting too much weight in a top box will bring the danger speed down significantly.electronically capped at about 200 km/h (125 mph) for just this reason - it's capable of more, but the handling may become dangerously unstable above (or even below, right Greywolf?) that speed.
You are relatively new here. Greywolf has a great story to tell about traveling at that speed on a DL-650. Maybe he will post a link to the original story, into this thread.Over the labor day weekend my son and I were coming home from a camping trip to Crater Lake. We were heavily loaded and passing a string of cars trying to outrun a rain storm. He was on his 84 gl1200 and was on my 07 vee. I got up to about 105 mph and my bike began a side to side movement that stopped as soon as I got off the gas. I put it down to too fast for the load. I was on relatively new tires and I have a fork brace.