- Mar 2013
- Naples, IT
It's just the giant dirty bags causing drag. I have the Ohlins rod type damper set to max stiffness. That and Andreani's helped a lot but, you can only fight aerodynamics so much. I typically carry 10 lbs of gear, which doesn't help matters.Curious what damper setup you went with and how much of a difference it really made? I have the EXACT same issue. Bike is rock solid stable up to around 80-85. Anything above that and the front end starts to get very light and that's with the bags on. It isn't quite as bad without them. I'm only 5'7" 150lbs geared up. I was thinking it might be a suspension issue but I really don't want to mess with that as it really soaks up the bumps when I'm truckin it thru the corners. I guess it might be time to price out a Mupo or Andreani setup & install cost at my local shop. Going in for service next week so I'll have to ask.
Bags off and leaned forward it's as stable as can be all the way to Vmax. It's a motard with a pretty dirty front end. Compare it to a sport touring bikes front end and it's pretty obvious why it gets sketchy near triple digits.