Re: [TriumphTrophy] Rear end tail wag
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Subject: [TriumphTrophy] Rear end tail wag
Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:19 am
Hi All, A few years ago I was asking about a problem I had at high speeds. As I got up to 100 mph on my '96 900 it felt as if the rear end would start to wag from side to side. As soon as it would start I would ease off on the throttle. Not a good feeling at 100 mph. It did this with and without the panniers or topbox. However the bike used to be stable all the way up to 125. So I was stuck with this speed limit and didn't know why.I received some suggestion to what might be causing the problem, but none helped cure the problem. So a month ago my brother suggested that I take off the handle bar risers and put the fork tubes back to the stock position. I had the fork tubes raised about 3/4 inch in the triple clamps. That fork tube change allowed me to get more than my toes on the ground at a stop. Little did I know it was the cause of the tail wag.My brother found this old youtube video about wobble and weave and sent it to me.I shows the problem I was experiencing. These riders are much braver than me, they would continue riding the weave even through a sweeping turn. Interesting video and I thought I would pass it along.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3OQTU-kE2sGreg Andrews'96 900 BRG'98 Sprint Exec. Sport