Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Hey birdman.....the only issue I have with LT handling (I'm very positive about its handling otherwise) occurs at exactly 105mph (168kmh) and if well leant over, These circumstances don't happen very often (its an hour to the first corner from where I live) but its quite clear when it does. Its gets a rear-wheel wobble/wallow side-to-side oscillation - shake is too fast to describe it, more like oscillation. Definitely rear wheel - very noticable. This is on a 2000 LT 1 up and 2 up, exactly that speed, both on standard shocks and Wilbers, both high pressures (42/46) and correct pressures (36/42). I've never ridden thru it to see if it disappears again as my speed increases, as I kept it steady while in the corner, then as I straighten up it disappears.
This is not a function of tire wear. I believe it is something to do with the weight of the bike, single-sided rear wheel etc...
The mention by others of tire pressures relates to excessive tire wear which is thought to contribute to a low speed headshake in the new config LT's....and on that point, what year is your LT?
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
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