Steering wheel wobble


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VWGene
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Steering wheel wobble

Postby VWGene » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:36 pm



Yesterday, while riding down a slight decline, I took my hands off the handle bars to check the bikes balance. Several seconds later the handle bars started wobbling side to side; slightly, then progressively more. I was able to grab the handle bars before anything happened. This had not happen in the previous times I'd done this. The tires are not visibly cupped and feel smooth to the touch. Any thoughts? :?:



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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby justmex » Sat Nov 02, 2013 10:59 pm

check the air in the tires first thing

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Nov 02, 2013 11:23 pm

There's so many things that can cause this, you can spend a ton of time trying to track it down and end up never finding it.

Best advice is to never take your hands off the handlebars. And if you do get into a bad speed wobble, remember, the quickest and easiest way to get out of it is to open the throttle and accelerate. That will stop it instantly.

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Re: Steering wheel wobble

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sun Nov 03, 2013 3:28 pm

Strange it happens on some Wing an not on others.
Not meant to be a SA but, first rule is don't take your hands off the bars.
As stated, many causes.
One thing to check for sure is the torque on the head bearings.




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