Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Florida's Space Coast, FL, USA
Rest in Peace, Indian Larry
No wobbler here, either.
Under power with cruise on, I get no head shake at any speed. The bike is rock solid.
Still, my policy is as at least one hand on the bars at all times (I haven't written it down, but that is it).
I mean, Hey! We aren't riding in a circus out there...it may be a madhouse, but not a circus.
Indian Larry rode the highways like he was in a circus. Rest in Peace.
Wing riders in my neck of the woods are nuts with hands-free riding stories. One owner told me he rode all the way from Melbourne to Titusville, FL (about 40 miles) on US1 without ever touching the handlebars.
"Wow, all 500 traffic lights were green! How lucky is that?" I asked.
"Well, you know what I mean," he said.
He forgot to start his story with "and this is no chit".
My front end will go unstable when decelerating somewhere around 35 mph if I take my hands off of the bars. I tried it once on an I-95 off ramp just to see what other owners were talking about, otherwise I never would have. The shake started slow but quickly accelerated. I have no doubt that it would have led to a crash if I had let it.
BTW, this isn't a defect, just a fact of life.