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Front wheel shaking at 100+mph

I know I can get a steering damper to fix this but I was wondering if anyone else is having issues with this. The front end gets so light approaching 100mph that it starts to shake a lil bit. I have softened the suspension, and stiffened the suspension and nothing seems to help. The front wheel is balanced and I just can't think of anything else to do except possibly lower the front end to correct this, any one else having this issue??
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I know I can get a steering damper to fix this but I was wondering if anyone else is having issues with this. The front end gets so light approaching 100mph that it starts to shake a lil bit. I have softened the suspension, and stiffened the suspension and nothing seems to help. The front wheel is balanced and I just can't think of anything else to do except possibly lower the front end to correct this, any one else having this issue??
i have the same problem...2017 model with little more than 1k miles on it...i almost lost control when i accelerated to pass cars in order to access an exit ramp that i needed to take...i hit 106 last time i looked down and the bike was all over the place (i.e. tank slapper)...i just loosened up my grip and squeezed the tank with my knees and luckily everything turned out ok...needless to say, i haven't tested speeds above 100mph since but have run in low to mid 90 mph range with no problems...maybe it was just a fluke incident...all i know is it caught my attention so i'm a little more self-conscious when approaching that speed.
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