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post #1 of 11 Old 09-11-2009, 03:18 PM Thread Starter
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DL1000 Deceleration Wobble

My 2007 DL1000 has developed a low speed deceleration wobble (30 to 40 mph). It has 28,000 miles on it. My experience with other bikes tells me that the steering head bearings need tightening.

Any experience out there with this issue. Also, other than the procedure outlined in the manual, what process has been used for tightening?

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Often it's just the front tire wear pattern or brand. It is a good idea to check for a loose steering head bearing though.

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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A new front tire will most likely solve this.
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Thanks for the replies. I have just replaced the front tire, though.
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Thanks for the replies. I have just replaced the front tire, though.
Was it a Road Attack, Trail Attack or Tourance? All have been reported to cause a wobble.

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It was a Trail Attack. I may go back to Anakee's
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I am experiencing exactly the same issue with my Wee. I have Avons on it with about 6800 miles on them. I have noticed though, that the wear pattern on the front seems to be just a tad off center. I was wondering "how could that be"?
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It was a Trail Attack. I may go back to Anakee's
I had that same thing on a Road Attack. It's never really been a problem but it is there at around 40mph.

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It looks like I may have found the issue. The previous owner had the forks raised, and they appear to be ever so slightly uneven. I'm going to measure them later with a caliper. That would explain the off center wear. Off camber = uneven wear = wobble. Right?
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It could, but keep in mind, roads aren't flat either.

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