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post #1 of 32 Old 07-07-2007, 10:28 AM Thread Starter
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Wobble at 35 mph with no hands.

If I take my hands off the bars when decelerating my steering wobbles at around 35 mph . Is this normal ? My bike rides goos other than that. Should I be worried about it?

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post #2 of 32 Old 07-07-2007, 10:33 AM
 
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One, the stock trailwing front tire gets a strange wear pattern, so it wabbles a bit. Once you get ride of the trail wing front, you won't have that problem anymore. BUT, Check all the nuts and bolts anyway. When was the last time you retorqued the head bearing? Not that that is causing it, but it is an item that seems to always come up.

There are other threads on this subject also.
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post #3 of 32 Old 07-07-2007, 09:00 PM
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Mine also has this quirk after the ft tire gets wore down aprox 60%.It only does it when slowing with hands off bars.It has done this with many different ft tires using differing air press.I was told by a custom bike builder that this is common with bikes raked like ours.I just figured it was my bikes way of telling me to get my hands back on the bars.

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All bikes will do the hands off the bars decel wobble.

The speed at which it occurs will vary according to steering geometry, tires, suspension etc.

Try varing the tire pressure and make sure all suspension components are within spec. Try different tires when the current ones wear out.
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Heh. Don't try the Tourances if you are worried about the wobble. They make it worse.

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Mine wobbles also. It did it with the trailwings and it does it with the pilot roads.

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I had a thread a few months ago asking basically the same question. It seemed to be a fairly normal occurance with many other riders experiencing the same thing. The wobble takes almost no efrot to stop, but without hands on the bar it gets worse. I can tell you that a fork brace does *not* cure this, although I think it made it slightly better.

I think the only answer, as has been mentionend previously, is not to take the hands off the bars.

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Mine wobbled with the trailwing front, but with the Conti Road Attack, no wobble, I can set my "po-boy throttle lock" and sit back with my arms folded across my chest and sail down the hi-way!!! Smooth....

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Mine wobbled with the trailwing front, but with the Conti Road Attack, no wobble, I can set my "po-boy throttle lock" and sit back with my arms folded across my chest and sail down the hi-way!!! Smooth....
Mine doesn't wobble on the road, only when slowing down around 35 mph.

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Mine does this as well. 200 miles on bike.
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