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Old 06-01-2012, 10:01 AM   #3646
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Sometimes simply squeezing the 'tank' with your knees keeps a bike 'tight' and reduces/eliminates shimmies/wobbles.
Thats worked for me on many bikes over the years.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:08 AM   #3647
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1. Is it consistently the same on different types of pavement?
2. Check tire/ air pressure/ balance
3. Check suspension/ forks
Wobble worries me because if it's happening on say smooth asphalt a bit more kinetics (such as rock, rut, etc) could set off the nasty harmonic known as "Freakin' Death Wobble"! aka. headshake. And I hate it when that happens. Especially at 70mph.
1, Yes.
2, Happens at different air pressures (22, 28, 32)
3, Suspension is about to be sent out for revalving, reshimming, respringing for my MASS and my camping load.

Worries me also...
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:09 AM   #3648
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Sometimes simply squeezing the 'tank' with your knees keeps a bike 'tight' and reduces/eliminates shimmies/wobbles.
Thats worked for me on many bikes over the years.
Squeezing the tank will get rid of it as well as tensing up on the handgrips.
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:10 AM   #3649
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change your triple clamp offset from 24mm to 22mm to increase trail.
Sorry I am a suspension moron and have no clue on how to do this... Move the forks up in the triple clamps???
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:16 AM   #3650
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Sorry I am a suspension moron and have no clue on how to do this... Move the forks up in the triple clamps???
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=517497
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:38 AM   #3651
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Squeezing the tank will get rid of it as well as tensing up on the handgrips.
Yeah....when I get a high speed wobble I do that....my arsehole also tightens up significantly and grips my seat a lot tighter.....
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:51 AM   #3652
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If someone could post pictures of the additional supports, we all could benefit from KTM's substantial R&D investment.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:20 PM   #3653
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Isnt the wobble just the joy of having knobby tires?
My GS wobbled too with knobbies on pavement.
The steering damper helped.
You can ride my bike and see if the damper helps you and if you want to invest in one.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #3654
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Re wobble at 70: Check the alignment of your front and back tires and check that the distance from swingarm pivot to axle center is the same on both sides. I did up to 80 on pavement using Michelin Desert tires which have aggressive knobs not good for the street and no wobble. Stock(steeper) steering head angle.
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Old 06-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #3655
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Technical responce from my ktm mechanic about the speed wobble was "yeah they do that" - full fuel with extra luggage plus a damper turned up gets rid of it remember to turn damper down in dirt tho found that out the hard way
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:05 PM   #3656
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Here ya go...


I see what they did there. Thanks.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:34 PM   #3657
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but do they do come in handy for carrying pies, donuts and other soft but nourishing snacks out on the trail
Today is National Donut Day
Most shops are giving out a free donut, some (Dunkin') with purchase of a drink.
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Old 06-02-2012, 05:40 AM   #3658
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Here ya go...
Thanks, appreciate it
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Old 06-02-2012, 07:50 AM   #3659
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This came in the mail from ca cycleworks. I had one sitting on the shelf forever and after a few stalls, a bunch of black junk in the filter and 6k miles it was time to go in. I could not figure out how to attach the 32$ 1 foot length of submersible hose to the pump outlet so i called the company and the nice lady sent a new style replacement with the barbed fitting, but no sock filter so i guess the stock screen fits. Seems like it all should stay together,crossing my fingers

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Old 06-02-2012, 08:42 AM   #3660
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Just curious how prevalent the fuel pump failures are these days. My original failed at around 12K miles about 2 years ago, the current one has 13K on it now. Not sure if it was a different model then the original, but the housing was a different color. As mentioned before the brush wiring breaking from vibration was the reason for the failure, so I wonder if the later pumps addressed the brittle wire issue.
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