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Offline B.V.

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Re: Causes for snaking
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2021, 07:44:11 am »

Drop front forks to second ring.Stiffen rear shock setup.
Problem sorted.
Had same problem with Rear TKC. Speed rating was 160km/h. Fitted Perrelli Scorpion.
Was still there but a lot less. Then found if I move body around snaking was less. So changed set up. Problem solved.
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Re: Causes for snaking
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2021, 07:25:06 pm »

Drop front forks to second ring.Stiffen rear shock setup.
Problem sorted.
Had same problem with Rear TKC. Speed rating was 160km/h. Fitted Perrelli Scorpion.
Was still there but a lot less. Then found if I move body around snaking was less. So changed set up. Problem solved.

Problem only started after fitting new panniers, original KTM pannier I had on (narrow & wide) was fine at high speed. I have now sourced a set of narrow & wide Touratech panniers.
Will see how he behaves with them. Going to fit Dunlop Trailmax soon, as the Pirelli's near the end of their life.
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Re: Causes for snaking
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2021, 10:40:08 am »
It's apparently a known thing for panniers to cause snaking. My 990 starts snaking at around 160 also. Triumph sorted this out with a flexible pannier connection. I see KTM is offering this in their power parts catalogue for their KTM panniers on the 1290.

I have played with it and weight distribution seems to have the biggest impact in improving this. By sitting forward on the bike I find I can raise the speed at which it starts. I ride 2.6 rear and 2.3 front. Rather than spending more money by moving things around a little, you might find the solution.
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