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Old 09-06-2012, 10:01 AM   #2716
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:42 PM   #2717
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FYI: Speedometer calibration DIY

I had switched to a 17" wheel on my 11 FE570s and the mph was WAY off.

Luckily, our 'wheel speed' calibration is adjustable.


1. Pull the headlight shroud and disconnect the 3 prong connection from the dash unit
2. Hit the o button until H is seen on the lower right
3. Hold down the o button for 3-5 seconds
4. Toggle thru all your options till you arrive at WS (last)
5. Use the + - buttons to set WS
6. We think the # is in mm when you do a rollout of the front tire. For my 120/60/17, I'm set down around 1850
7. Hold o button for 3-5 secs to exit


I'm sure you've read your manual around page 15 to see all the dash options you can turn on like trip 2, ave1, ave2, lap, stp, etc.
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Old 09-09-2012, 12:37 PM   #2718
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vibrations,,,,

Hi all

i have an issue that from about 38mph upwards i have a periodic vibration that builds up and then drops off, repeat etc. i've had the wheels trued up as much as can be done without replacing the rims, am running golden tyre 216Ns at about 15psi front and rear though changing to 22/29 respectively as per the manual doesnt noticeably improve things, i took the wheels to get them balanced and the chap said they were too far out for rim weights 150grm front and 210grm rear, am thinking a) try and balance the wheels with some spoke weights b) get lighter rim locks and c) change the tyres. am i on the right track or should i be looking elsewhere?

many thanks
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:33 PM   #2719
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I've got the same thing going on with my bike too. Was going to take it in to the local KTM shop to have it looked over. My spokes are tuned to perfection...still get that same bobble you describe. I'll keep you posted on how things proceed for me.
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:01 PM   #2720
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use dyna beads to balance.
check it out on utube. fixed my bike.
use them on all of my rides now. great stuff
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:56 PM   #2721
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You have to up your tire psi if you are on the road to keep the rim lock from making the tire bounce.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:14 PM   #2722
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I used dynabeads...didn't address my problem.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:37 PM   #2723
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Hi all

i have an issue that from about 38mph upwards i have a periodic vibration that builds up and then drops off, repeat etc. i've had the wheels trued up as much as can be done without replacing the rims, am running golden tyre 216Ns at about 15psi front and rear though changing to 22/29 respectively as per the manual doesnt noticeably improve things, i took the wheels to get them balanced and the chap said they were too far out for rim weights 150grm front and 210grm rear, am thinking a) try and balance the wheels with some spoke weights b) get lighter rim locks and c) change the tyres. am i on the right track or should i be looking elsewhere?

many thanks

If you can live with the higher pressures, delete the rim locks. I run none on a 950SE with full knobbies at 21-24 PSI and do not slip a tire on street or dirt, aggressive riding too. Been as low as 18 PSI too, but trust the 21 PSI more.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:55 PM   #2724
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You have to up your tire psi if you are on the road to keep the rim lock from making the tire bounce.
AFTER you balance your tires
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:07 PM   #2725
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imo: 140/80/18
I'd like to, since I have some from my 690, but I'm already getting some rub on my exhaust with the 110/100. Is anyone else rubbing with the smaller tire?
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:32 PM   #2726
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I shimmed out the exhaust on mine by about 1/2 inch with a bunch of flat washers (and longer bolt). No more exhaust rub...
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Old 09-09-2012, 11:36 PM   #2727
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I shimmed out the exhaust on mine by about 1/2 inch with a bunch of flat washers (and longer bolt). No more exhaust rub...
Are you running the 140/80?
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Old 09-10-2012, 01:10 AM   #2728
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Hi all

i have an issue that from about 38mph upwards i have a periodic vibration that builds up and then drops off, repeat etc. i've had the wheels trued up as much as can be done without replacing the rims, am running golden tyre 216Ns at about 15psi front and rear though changing to 22/29 respectively as per the manual doesnt noticeably improve things, i took the wheels to get them balanced and the chap said they were too far out for rim weights 150grm front and 210grm rear, am thinking a) try and balance the wheels with some spoke weights b) get lighter rim locks and c) change the tyres. am i on the right track or should i be looking elsewhere?

many thanks
Get lighter rim locks ...

Need a reasonable amount of counter-balance for any rim lock, but they shouldn't be so heavy as to rule out the use of rim weights ...
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:14 AM   #2729
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Motion Pro makes nice light rim locks. Make sure you only buy the size needed for your rim width.

I've seen many people run 20psi without rim locks, and I'm headed that way.
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Old 09-10-2012, 11:14 AM   #2730
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thanks for the feedback guys, i run full nobblies on my xchallenge at 15 psi with rim locks and no issues at all and no balancing needed, different tyres tho. first thing i'll try is removing the rim locks and road ride and see if that is the issue, if i still have the problem am guessing its the tyres so i'll move to some others.
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