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Tiger's 885i & 955i - Mods & Workshop Workshop and technical talk for the 885i & 955i Tigers

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Old 09-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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high speed wobble

was trying out the top speed got 120mph started to wobble.
i was told that a fork bace would help.
is this normal. and is there any other way to sort this out
its a tiger 955i
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Old 09-05-2012, 03:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think a fork bace (brace ?) is the answer.

Have the wheels checked for balance, perhaps you have lost a weight. Chain alignment could be another cause.

I had 2 x 955 Tigers. Both were rock solid at high speed, with a variety of tyres fitted.

My 1050 is normally rock solid too. Well it was until I had a pair of Bridgestone 023's fitted. Now I have a high speed wobble too. Well more of a weave to be accurate. Only over 120. I have no choice other than live with it until next tyre change. Some people run with 023's without issue. Others have the same problem as me. C'est la vie.

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Old 09-05-2012, 04:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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thanks didn't think about that. but my tiger as had fork change and dose not have the proper front fender and don't Know if it as a brace in the fender or not.
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Old 09-05-2012, 05:00 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Is you front tyre worn?

A lot of motorway miles can wear a flat on your front tyre. I've know this to cause vibration and wobble on the front.

Also, play in the head bearings can have a similar effect.
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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rear tyre had a flat spot replaced tyre think they also balanced it all ok now sorry for the slow reply but did not want to replace tyre till needed never had this happen on a 125. thanks for all the replys
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Old 11-07-2012, 04:50 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I know you were only testing out the top speed, so if you don't ride at those speeds on a regular basis, you don't need a fork brace.

I ride my 955 up to 100mph, and that's fast enough. It's stable at those speeds. And more to the point, it feels like you shouldn't be riding it any faster than that. Some bikes are designed to be ridden at speed, some aren't. Just think about what the bike is actually designed for
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Old 11-07-2012, 10:06 AM   #7 (permalink)
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yes i don't usually travel at top speed when i first go the bike just getting to GRIPPS with the power of the bike pushes you right back it took me a couple weeks before i got up to 80 and have only gone over 100 a couple of times i love the bike and use it as my main transport to work i ride all weathers and take it easy i have been riding for long time but only just got off a 125 and i am loving Evey minute of it
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:51 AM   #8 (permalink)
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That is a pretty big step up from a 125, enjoy !!

I did the high speed test a couple of times on my Tiger's over the years, and it just felt soooooo wrong. The bike just doesn''t feel like it should be doing those speeds. Great feeling though
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:22 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i know what you mean about it not feeling right at top speeds but i thought it was me not use to the speed feels rock solid 100mhp and less
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