When i take my hands off the bars at 60 or 80k’s

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hi folks, please help me, when i take my hands off the bars at 60 or 80k’s my bike tracks left and right, almost like tank slap, but very slight. what causes that?

Ashley 6 years 0 Answers 1778 views 0

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    It could be your front shocks are in need of a full service & maybe a spring upgrade. Also look at rear suspension setup. The two need to balance out

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    Mine does it o my duke 125 after i came off in the winter will need forks looking at mate

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    Not going fast enough !

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    Keep the front wheel off the ground

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    First check your tyre pressure

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    caused by taking your hands off the bars

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    My 1290S does the same. Still looking for an answer. Mine happens when I have all the panniers on. Tank slapper at 178km/h. Had the suspension check and pressure by ktm since it is a new bike. Still looking for a concrete answer as ktm says you not supposed to go over 130km/h with the boxes. That is how touratech protects themselves. Was the other day with correct suspension settings and correct tire pressure on a trip. When I open up in 3rd to about 80km/h and leave the handle bar the steering shakes bad.

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    i have the 1290 sa t model, and can tell you what i figured out. with the top box on I get a head shake and without the top box it's gone completely

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    I tested all the possibilities. With 3 panniers on it starts at 178km/h with only the top box it shakes at 192km/h. When all three boxes off I get 243km/h.
    So if it is the panniers making it to be unstable because off wind vortex.
    Why does it head shake from 80km/h when releasing the handle bar. Surely there is not that much wind.
    Even tested it at 68km/h with cruise control on.
    Same story

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    Mine did that, bad tyre. Was new but worn wrong and followed the tar.

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    If all settings are correct then check steering head bearings for notching. High speed weave with topbox/panniers fitted is normal. Caused by vortex off the wide and high boxes.

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    1 question. Why does a bmw not head shake at 200km/h. Because all my bike friends is laughing at me telling me how kak my Ktm is. But I love Ktm and will never change.
    I started to accept it like a child with a limp leg.
    Plenty power. Strong and advanced…… But not a speed horse

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    My 15 SA T does this as well. I changed my tire and things improved with the wobble. KTM fork angle must be set up more for off-road handling. I have heard adding a aftermarket steering damper fixes.

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    Ashley Friedman, hey , is it on your 525/520 , with motard tyres?

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    Suggest u play with your preload. Mine does it when the front is to low.

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    Don't take your hands off. Mine does the same. Tyres.

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    Front tire itself is likely shot. Check axle and wheel bearings for play as well.

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