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post #1 of 12 Old 05-14-2011, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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anbody have headshake with battlewings?

I get some headshake between 35-45 mph on decel. Might try going just a bit (1/4) turn tighter on the stem bearing.
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post #2 of 12 Old 05-14-2011, 10:30 PM
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22K miles on current set. No issues to report.

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I can't really feel it unless I either ride no handed or hang on very loose.
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post #5 of 12 Old 05-15-2011, 07:30 AM
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fixed mine

Same thing with my Battlewings 35-40 wobble on decel. lubed and tightened head bearings no more wobble. i was surprised because with my front tire off the ground there wasn't any play.
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Same thing with my Battlewings 35-40 wobble on decel. lubed and tightened head bearings no more wobble. i was surprised because with my front tire off the ground there wasn't any play.
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post #7 of 12 Old 05-15-2011, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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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?

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post #8 of 12 Old 05-15-2011, 05:23 PM
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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.

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switched to TKC's tonight and it's like a whole new bike. tire(s) were the problem.
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-13-2011, 12:30 AM
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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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