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Well after about 700 miles on it with no handling problems other than it is different than oem, I decided to see what the top speed of the Burgman is. I have seen 105 (actual) three times but always ran out of room before it toped. Today on a very back FM road. I opened her up, at 95 it started a fast woble. I backed off and tried it again on a smoother strech it did it again. I have a 2012 exe no other accesories, stock windshield and it was down as far as it would go. I have a Clearview with vent on order. When it get it on I'll try it again. The results wll play a big part in going back to oem or another ct.
 

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convertfromVespa said:
If it wobbles at 95, don't go 95..... :)
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Mine had a high speed wobble at 80 with 1,000 miles on it. It went away at 2,000 miles.

2 things

1 - It will take longer to "scrubb in" a car tire than a m/C tire

2 - You typically don't cruise at 90+. If you do, stay with a M/C tire.
 

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The previous owner of my '06 told me he had it up to a gps confirmed 105 mph with the oem Bridgestones and the largest Clearview vented windscreen. While I'd love to try it, my luck is terrible and speeding fines are huge in AZ.. Mine runs like a sewing machine & I hang at 65-75 just to avoid the state donation :roll:
 

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Derrill said:
Well after about 700 miles on it with no handling problems other than it is different than oem, I decided to see what the top speed of the Burgman is. I have seen 105 (actual) three times but always ran out of room before it toped. Today on a very back FM road. I opened her up, at 95 it started a fast woble. I backed off and tried it again on a smoother strech it did it again. I have a 2012 exe no other accesories, stock windshield and it was down as far as it would go. I have a Clearview with vent on order. When it get it on I'll try it again. The results wll play a big part in going back to oem or another ct.
What is the air pressure you are running? What car tire is it?

Most of us that have tried the car tires found that air pressure matters a lot. The Potenza had a problem but I ran mine at 42 PSI. At 36 PSI it seemed to wobble. I am now on a 155/65HR 14 Federal Formosa and it has not a bit of wobble all the way to 110 MPH on the speedo, and this taller tire make the speedo almost exacly right on so 110 MPH is very close to 110 MPH. I can remove my hands from the bars at 110 MPH. :D
 

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Shouldn't this and the other current D/S thread be merged with the "personal experiences only" thread?

Anyway, from my personal ongoing darkside experience, raising the air pressure just to avoid wobbling at speeds that you only go to test the scooter's performance, is a poor compromise.

I use 32 psi and feel no squareness from the rear tire, whereas higher pressures really brings up the square feeling, to a point where I feel like the front tire will break traction in wet weather before the scooter will turn, as it fights the rear tire.

Depending on the wind, mine will start wobbling somewhere between 128 and 138 kph, at times not at all.
Since the natural speed of the Burgman is not much more than 110 kph, what's the problem?

All speeds are accurate within 1 kph.
 

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Ok first since it wobbles...I won't go 95. I have 36 lbs front and 38 lbs rear. My Potenza is 165/65/14 and it got the speedo to withuin 1 1/2mph with GPS. I think that the Potenzo has been discontinued so if I reshoe with a ct it will be a (sob)..some other brand.
 

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With my XL Clearview and XXXL body, I can only get my 650 Exec up to 95mph. I'm running the Potenza (19,000 mi w/lots left) and have experienced no wobble. I tend to run higher PSI, like Dave J. Usually around 40psi, front and back. Since I only took it to the max to find out what the max (for me) was, I'm not concerned about high speed wobble, anyway. I do just fine at 70-75, when I have no choice but to ride the slab. Also, I've noticed no drop in cornering performance with the Potenza. Can still scrape the center stand (although, I never do it deliberately) and have never noticed any "rolling up" on the sidewall.

Just my two cents worth --
 
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