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bike starts shaking at 160+ any ideas on what the problem might be? i tried talking to the dealership but they don't want to help cause they say i am going to fast.
 

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shouldve told them you were only going 100 and it was doing the same thing
 

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what year is it? what tires do you have on? Do you have a steering damper? Did you change the geometry or lower the front, raise the rear? I should add that I often am above 160mph or more since I race and have no headshake but I have good tires and my steering damper truned pretty high
 

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From fort wayne huh, cool I am from fishers. Maybe yah didnt get it set-up correctly and I have also heard with the ohlins that comes mounted to the 06 that even at fully hard it is still not very firm
 

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The Dunlops are the tires most likely to exhibit head shake as compared to Pirelli, Metzler, Michelin. But you should check the bike for proper set up and maintinance, including steering head bearings, swing arm pivot, front end pinch bolts, etc.
 

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Also, I had a high speed shake at 170, and it was because the allen bolts that hold the scotts damper backed out. Check that too, and if they are loose, use some red thread locker. That fixed my problem, and it hasn't even thought about getting outta line from then on.
 

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jjfrantz said:
bike starts shaking at 160+ any ideas on what the problem might be? i tried talking to the dealership but they don't want to help cause they say i am going to fast.

I have an 06 also and Ive been getting the same thing around 140-150. I noticed if im not tucked all the way under the windscreen my bike shakes nasty. I also noticed a few loose bolts on the fairing. I tightend and checked all the bolts and tried again and everything was good. I also just got a 190/50/17 shinko raven on my bike last week.
 

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youre prolly gripping the bars too hard and causing the shake.

Try letting go of the bars and see if it still does it...

j/k of course. But really, try lossening your grip. Also scoot back in the seat.

Also, if youre doin 160 on the 10 and you aint on the track, youre retarted. :1848:
 

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Well, 469 is a good place to hit 180+ on. Yes it may be stupid to go that fast on the street, but this freeway is pretty empty, its flat, straight, an exit every 5 or 6 miles and a solid k rail dividing the opposing lanes.
 

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Well, 469 is a good place to hit 180+ on. Yes it may be stupid to go that fast on the street, but this freeway is pretty empty, its flat, straight, an exit every 5 or 6 miles and a solid k rail dividing the opposing lanes.
:+1: Very true. If there is anywhere to do it, then 469 is the place. I remember riding there a few years back and the North and East and SE side were great for high speed runs. Never any cars on the top end in the evening. You could ride from the Meijer to New Haven and not pass a single car the whole way. Does everyone still meet up at the Taco Bell or at the Hooters? :rolleyes: Most people sat around talking more than they rode out there.


What dealership did you get the bike at? Tell them you were doing 160 at a track day at Mid Ohio on the straight. It's none of their business when it was happening. Whether there is a shake at 100 or 160, they should still check it out.
 

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:+1: Very true. If there is anywhere to do it, then 469 is the place. I remember riding there a few years back and the North and East and SE side were great for high speed runs. Never any cars on the top end in the evening. You could ride from the Meijer to New Haven and not pass a single car the whole way. Does everyone still meet up at the Taco Bell or at the Hooters? :rolleyes: Most people sat around talking more than they rode out there.
Its Taco Bell again, Hooters fell out of favor 2 years ago. 5 or 6 of us guys who hang out up there ride. Well go leafin, then ride up to hamilton or huntington or decatur. The rest of the posers will just take a spin downtown and come back you know the drill.
 

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jiavin said:
Also, I had a high speed shake at 170, and it was because the allen bolts that hold the scotts damper backed out. Check that too, and if they are loose, use some red thread locker. That fixed my problem, and it hasn't even thought about getting outta line from then on.
If you used the damper to get "rid" of the shake....Your bike is still not set-up properly....All you did was use the damper as a band-aid to mask the head shake issue..
 

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Mach, i believe he has the '06, which comes with the damper. It wasn't an add on.
 
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