Front wheel wobble,again but different.


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walker70
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Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by walker70 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:58 pm



Hi, this time it wants to wobble at about 90 mph,it is ok below that speed,ideas,thanks.



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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by julimike54 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 6:08 pm

What procedure was used to set head bearings torque? They may be loose..............
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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by walker70 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:05 pm

Ok,I did as it said in my shop manual,did not feel anything loose but have not replaced them.

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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by julimike54 » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:42 am

How close did you get the weight pull readings? When I did mine I found that they weren't very close to each other, but I rotated the steering several times as I tightened and retorqued the nut. Rechecked the weight pull as I slowly came closer to the specification. I think the rotating of the steering is what made the variation from the two sides reduce to a very close match between the two sides. I have no wobbles up to 110, even 2 up. If the steering bearings are torqued well, I'd start looking at bearing in the wheels, then the swingarm bearings and their torque.

PS I hope the "my shop manual" is the Honda version.
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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by geraldm » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:06 pm

Make sure the axle caps are on with arrow pointing forward. they are cut on a taper.

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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by walker70 » Tue Dec 19, 2017 9:45 am

Hi,the axle caps are on in the right direction,so that is not the issue,thanks. :D

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Re: Front wheel wobble,again but different.

Post by Rusty Bike » Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:16 pm

Could also be underinflated tire, poor load distribution (junk in the trunk) worn or leaky shocks or forks. Worn rear shock bushings. Loose or worn swingarm bearings. Bike alingment. Tires.........



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