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post #1 of 17 Old 03-20-2006, 12:14 AM
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Stability At Speed

What's peoples opinion of the wee when its at high speed. I'm talking 100mph+. Has anyone encounted any vibration or shaking issues.
Does a better screen make any differance. I have the stock windshield set to the highest position. I am not that happy with the buffeting and feel of the bike at this speed. I don't ride everyday at this speed but long highway trips are really tiring.
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-20-2006, 11:00 AM
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Re: Stability At Speed

Top speed is only 114.5 :roll: The bike will get to 100mph no problem but I don't know if I'd want to spend a lot of time at that speed and aove

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What's peoples opinion of the wee when its at high speed. I'm talking 100mph+. Has anyone encounted any vibration or shaking issues.
Does a better screen make any differance. I have the stock windshield set to the highest position. I am not that happy with the buffeting and feel of the bike at this speed. I don't ride everyday at this speed but long highway trips are really tiring.

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post #3 of 17 Old 03-20-2006, 02:00 PM
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I have the Big 03 DL1000 with a 27" tall custom windshield & Russell daylong tall saddle and stability is perfect at even very Extra high Freeway speeds!!

With or without all the factory luggage and passenger.........
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With the Manta mounted (lowest position) and the HTs installed my 6Fiddy doesn't have any "issues" at 100mph+ speeds. Night_Wolf you musta got a slow(er) blue one, I've had mine (Etrex verified) a bit faster than your 114.5 (without the HTs).

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I've had mine over 100 (indicated) several times. The only thing that made me nervous was the thought of a performace award, no excessive vibration or instability at all.

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I've just encountered the dreadful buffeting at that speed, best to tuck down a bit behind the fairing. Not safe to stay there for too long but thrilling none the less (for a brief moment) on a good weather day, highway, with no traffic, animals, or people out and about. The bike is very steady. My 1981 550 Yamaha Seca would develop a wobble in the steering at high speed - scary, because the tighter you held on the worse it would get, had to do the opposite and relax your grip.

But who travels at 100 MPH on any bike regularily for prolonged periods of time on public roads? Not very many people I would think.
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But who travels at 100 MPH on any bike regularily for prolonged periods of time on public roads? Not very many people I would think.
There are still some "places" that accomodate higher(er) speed cruising!

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There are still some "places" that accomodate higher(er) speed cruising!
Where! Where! Come on, share.
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Lots of places here. . . .

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post #10 of 17 Old 03-20-2006, 08:57 PM
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Well, Stockton is just a little over 2,600 miles from my place. I think I need to do some searching closer to home.
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