Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Grand Rapids, >I
Disclaimer*** Before people jump in and start the whole use the search function. Yeah, I know I checked and found a ton of info but no real plausible resolution.
So like a few others I have the weird, when you take your hands off the bars there is a pretty solid bar shimmy that actually increases the long you don't damper the bars with your hands. I feel like at 70 and as the bike slows down it COULD actually build into a tank slapper.
Things I have done so far.
1. Dissembled and reassembled the entire front end
2. Added a fork brace
3. Checked rotors and are straight
4. Checked and tightened steering stem bearings. They were a little loose
5. Replaced both tires
6. Played around a ton with tire pressures from 28- 42...NOPE
When I replaced the tires for about 400 Miles the shake was gone and I was convinced it was fixed
suspension re-sprung for my porky exterior, ROX up and back riser, pro taper fat bars, brake upgrade. (Just a few variable for FYI)
I searched a lot and found others having the same problem but not many stated the fix. Some the replaced the tires and it went away. That did not work for me. Some say it's the characteristic of the bike that it's the cylinders still chugging along on decal. (That one sounds kinda weird to me)
I want to fix this issue, but I am starting to run short on ideas. Plus I want this thread to useful for others that documents the problem, steps, finding, and the actual solution to be useful for others.
Greywolf? I am summoning your legendary powers of "V" knowledge. (Please and thank you)
"Ride it like you stole it!"
Last edited by Zenoches; 05-15-2017 at 10:15 AM.