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Old 10-18-2008, 04:13 PM   #1
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Front wheel wobble

So my front wheel wobbles whenever I let go of the bars. It only happens at about 30-50 mph. Any slower or any faster, it does not wobble when I let go. What is the problem??? I know I know...take it to javi...take it to Patrick...but before I do that...is the problem as simple as re-balancing the front wheel?


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Old 10-18-2008, 04:15 PM   #2
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dont let go of the bars Duh!
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inspect the tire very close to see if it has any abnormalities and check your rim to see if it is bent. and make sure the weight is on it,

What is the tire pressure?
how many miles you got on that tire?
Post some pictures of the wheel and the tire...

what kind of tire is it?

what is the date of that tire?

are you sure the street you were riding was not bumpy?
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1. Check tire pressure
2. Is it the same tire you ran at MSRH? Could be concave
3. Check the wear
4. Make sure nothing is loose
5. Ask Abbas Razza (JK)
6. Did you loose the tire weights?
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So my front wheel wobbles whenever I let go of the bars. It only happens at about 30-50 mph. Any slower or any faster, it does not wobble when I let go. What is the problem??? I know I know...take it to javi...take it to Patrick...but before I do that...is the problem as simple as re-balancing the front wheel?


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Less than 500 miles on this tire...it's a different tire on a different bike from my TD at MSRH...it's a Shinko tire...not the best...but does the job on my street bike. To the naked eye, the rim and both brake rotors are straight and the tire has no deformities.
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well the weight is still there...but the pressure was 16 pounds...rear tire was 18 pounds bumped 'em up to 30 while still warmish...i'll restart from there
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inspect the tire very close to see if it has any abnormalities and check your rim to see if it is bent. and make sure the weight is on it,

What is the tire pressure?
how many miles you got on that tire?
Post some pictures of the wheel and the tire...

what kind of tire is it?

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are you sure the street you were riding was not bumpy?
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well the weight is still there...but the pressure was 16 pounds...rear tire was 18 pounds bumped 'em up to 30 while still warmish...i'll restart from there


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For street use I recommend 36 front and 34 rear, cold pressure.
If you only had 16 that's probably your culprit.
If you raise the pressure and it still wobbles, bring it by and I'll look at it , no charge.
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Thanks Patrick...it still wobbles a little
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It's not the least bit unusual for this to occur. You can change things and it may well go away, but it may come back - lots of bikes do it especially at fairly low speeds and during decleration (which is what it is doing if you let go with both hands). If you put a steering damper it will cure it. Also - as one of the guys said you can be the steering damper and keep your hands on the bars - your choice.

Some nit wit started a class action law suit against Honda because the Gold Wing does it occaisionally - with NO HANDS. The guy got because the Honda reps told the guy - "keep your hands on the bars and it won't do it". Last I heard he is getting nowhere with his lawsuit. It's just part of the deal - every bike I have ever ridden (without a steering damper) has this tendency - they don't all do it all the time, but all bikes are on the verge of it at low speeds and when decelerating except bikes with tons of trail and rake like a chopper.
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