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05 625 Smc Headshake??

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Curious If Anyone Experiences Headshake At High Speeds On Their 05 625 SMC? At About 85mph, My SMC Gets Headshake Easily On Rough Highways. Any Suggestions Or Just Suck It Up?
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I posted this issue a month ago about my 625 SXC in SM trim on another popular KTM site, and everyone said I had a unique problem. At 70-80mph, it will run fine on a smooth rode, but the slightest handlebar pressure will get it to start wobbling. So yeah, I always think the car behind me must think I am about to crash or something when they see the front waving around.

Also, when accelerating onto the highway leaned over, it wobbles uncomfortable. I tried different fork heights and compression/rebound settings - no difference. This occurs on billiard table smooth roads.

So, must be inherent in the rake/trail numbers. I am getting a damper after trying for two months to fix it. I am glad to see I am not the only one! The Scotts guy told me
"Run the high speed at 1 turn out and the low speed 3/4 to 1 turn out. If the problem persists run the high speed at 3/4." Will try after I buy it.

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