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Offline scarso

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Stability
« on: June 14, 2013, 01:46:18 AM »
Hello to everyone.
I bought the trophy about two months ago: great bike, but there's one thing I do not like. On the highway, if there is wind or behind a truck, turbulence make the bike unstable or so it seems  :233:. It 's the first time I have a bike that big
PS: I apologize for my English is not perfect but the Italians .....
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Re: Stability
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2013, 03:18:57 AM »
Welcome to the Forum. It is odd you complain about the stability of the Trophy.  I find it to be the most stable of all the bikes I have owned. I'm sure it is because of the size.  My prior bikes have been Bonnevilles, Thruxton, BSA lightening, BSA Thunderbird, Norton 850 sand I hate to admit it but a Honda 750 Four.  All of them were tossed about whenever I was behind a large vehicle worse than the Trophy
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Re: Stability
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2013, 04:46:42 AM »
I rode in 40 MPH winds last week and found the bike to be very stable.
Behind large truck air is very turbulent and any bike I've been on has been tossed about.

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Re: Stability
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2013, 05:34:20 AM »
I've had a chance to ride mine in some pretty decent winds now too.  Not quite 40 mph but close to 30.  I haven't noticed any particular stability issues.  It behaves very similar to my BMW.  Like Gary says, you get tied up close to a big truck on the freeway and all bets are off.  You're going to get bounced around on any bike and in some cars too.

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Re: Stability
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2013, 06:03:25 AM »
Has anyone noticed handlebar shake  when riding slow speed ?

Front tire has been rebalanced but stil shaking

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Re: Stability
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2013, 06:09:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by 78efefin [+]
Has anyone noticed handlebar shake  when riding slow speed ?

Front tire has been rebalanced but stil shaking
That's a new one for me.  Not to state the obvious but I assume you've checked the bars and bolts themselves.
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Re: Stability
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2013, 01:40:55 PM »
hola scarso, is quite possible that whatever you say, I spend ami also the same, with the bike starting wind of 100km / h was uy unstable.
the rear shock was bad, I changed it under warranty about 15 days ago, now the bike is another and very stable.

while I do not recommend you change sport mode circular, to improve a little

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Re: Stability
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2013, 01:41:56 PM »
Actually, I noticed a similar shimmy when riding at different speeds.  A strong headwind will cause it as well.  I think it has something to do with having the correct tire pressure and some miles on the tires.  I haven't had any problems since getting a few hundred miles on the tires.  Always check the pressures.

 



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