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post #1 of 12 Old 07-03-2014, 08:28 PM Thread Starter
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So guys I know I posted a suspension problem about two weeks ago thought I got to the bottom of the problem by noticing that the weight on my wheel got knocked off when I went down. So I went and got it balanced put it back on to find out i'm still getting wobbles the dealership I went to said the wheel is bent and I'd need a new one is there anyone that can help me out with a front wheel for a 2012 dl650 not sure if they all use the same rims or not?
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post #2 of 12 Old 07-03-2014, 09:39 PM
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Can you please define what you mean by "wobbles"?

What conditions does it happen in?

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Well my handle bars start to rock back and forth when I'm going over 40 now. But does anyone know if one rim fits all models?
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Well my handle bars start to rock back and forth when I'm going over 40 now. But does anyone know if one rim fits all models?
You need a wheel from a 2007 or later DL650 with ABS brakes.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Jack up the front of the bike, spin the wheel by hand, and see for yourself if it is bent.

Check the internet for a motorcycle wheel repair shop near you. The wheels can be repaired & refinished. What color would you like?

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Yeah guess I'll have to find out

I thought I could bring it to a shop most people were telling me to replace it I'll have to find out, but think it's going to be hard to find in my area.
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Well my handle bars start to rock back and forth when I'm going over 40 now. But does anyone know if one rim fits all models?
If your front wheel has a wobble at around 40 mph but dissappears at higher or lower speeds and settles down when hands are on the bars then you havea very common and rather normal situation.

If the above is the case the issue is little or nothing to do with the front wheel balance. It is probably triggered by a combination of some or all of the following:

-a minor misalignment of the front and rear wheels,
-the front tire being slighly flat in profile,
-Heavier load on the back of the bike
-loose steering bearings

New tires may help until they wear, changing the load distribution may help a bit. for most people (includng me) it remains a moinor annoyance at best.

As far as I can tell the only sure-fire cure is new tapered roller bearings in the front steering stem. Tapered roller bearing fixed it in my 2006, my 2012 does it when the front tire wears.

I wouldn't worry about it.

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"the dealership I went to said the wheel is bent and I'd need a new one"

Dig around on the internet & find a place to straighten the wheel.

Maybe "Woodys Wheel Works"?

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I had a wheel straightened by this guy. GP Frame And Wheel Motorcycle Frame Straightening Gerry Piazza
You can probably find someone more local to you though.

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Here is just one; I'm sure there are many others. The various review sites (Yelp, etc) might provide guidance on their work.

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