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Post by dkorody » Sat Sep 03, 2011 12:09 am

i have a wobble at around 35 40 miles per hour dont do it all the usualy after right turn its a 83interstate with 24000 miles and only under accelration tires are close to wear bars and there about 10 years dunlope elite 11

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Re: wobble

Post by faithtalker1 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:01 am

I would check the normal stuff, I would check balance, if it is a rim with spokes you may have a few loose or bent spokes, check wheel bearings, sometimes they will only wobble under duress. Then the tire could be bad all together. I don't know if fork seals could cause this I suppose it matters if you feel the wobble in the whole bike or just in the handle bars. Hope this helps some, but really hard to say, so many things that could cause a wobble in front. But for what it is worth there is my suggestion.

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Re: wobble

Post by RoadRogue » Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:41 pm

your tires are shot. They are also too old to be riding on,I wont roll a wheel with tires that are even 5 years old no matter how much tread is on them. Also check the steering head bearings, they should have no play and be smooth from side to side with no flatspots
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Re: wobble

Post by j.maclean » Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:36 pm

I had a wobble on my Aspencade and it turns out the front tire was a bit low on air, topped it up and it seem to solve it.

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Re: wobble

Post by twostrokes48 » Mon Sep 12, 2011 7:24 am

I agree with roadrogue. Replace the tires. Even if that is not the problem, I would not consider them safe. While you are changing the tires, you can check the front bearings. The head bearings could also be a little loose. Might check the torque on them.

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Re: wobble

Post by jwwillson » Fri Sep 16, 2011 12:03 pm

Your steering head bearings are loose. Its a simple job to tighten them up. Remove the steering head cover, loose the nut on the top, then tighten the one under that, (just snug), and re-tighten the upper one, replace the cover, and your done. You can download a copy of the service manual from "goldwingdocs". If you tighten them and still have a "tank slapper" then you will have to replace the bearings. Good luck!

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