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Old May 26th 2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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I was just reading an old thread about headshake on the 1199R.

I sometimes get a headshake on my new 1199 ABS Base when I exceed 90mph on a straight. It is kind of disconcerting....

On the 1199R thread, someone suggesting reducing compression damping on the rear shock.

Does this sound like a good first thing to change?
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:50 AM   #2
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My Tri shook it's head passing a truck at around 80mph - steering damper adjustment took care of that scary event.
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Old May 26th 2015, 09:56 AM   #3
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Thanks, but I am pretty sure that the damper on the base is non-adjustable...
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Old May 26th 2015, 10:51 AM   #4
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Check steering bearings, wheel bearings and sags, and get the wheel balanced
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Old May 26th 2015, 11:43 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by steveved View Post
I was just reading an old thread about headshake on the 1199R.

I sometimes get a headshake on my new 1199 ABS Base when I exceed 90mph on a straight. It is kind of disconcerting....

On the 1199R thread, someone suggesting reducing compression damping on the rear shock.

Does this sound like a good first thing to change?
Under acceleration or at steady throttle? If you reduce rear compression damping you'll make the back end softer. Under acceleration, and if you have a lot of rebound damping dialed in, the weight is going to stay rearward and you're more likely to get some headshake (this is all assuming your front tire is in good enough shape).

The times I've experience headshake it's usually under hard acceleration and it's primarily because there was too much rear rebound damping dialed in along with too little rear compression damping along with insufficient front rebound damping. Net effect is any bump in the road winding up trying to keep weight shifted rearward in a series of slight rocking effects.

And no, you shouldn't reach for a steering damper adjustment every time you think you're getting headshake. Steering dampeers aren't meant to hide suspension setup problems.
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Old May 27th 2015, 04:29 PM   #6
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It happens at steady throttle on the interstate. Usually when I am in traffic.

Not normally a problem when I am the only one on the road.

If I accelerate when it happens, it subsides a bit. But when I settle down, it comes back.

My Suzuki was never this twitchy in traffic. I would have thought something this aerodynamic would not be as easily influenced by the surrounding vehicles.
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Old Sep 9th 2019, 06:19 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by steveved View Post
It happens at steady throttle on the interstate. Usually when I am in traffic.

Not normally a problem when I am the only one on the road.

If I accelerate when it happens, it subsides a bit. But when I settle down, it comes back.

My Suzuki was never this twitchy in traffic. I would have thought something this aerodynamic would not be as easily influenced by the surrounding vehicles.
Did you ever find a solution to your headshake on your 1199?
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