Slight shimmy on deceleration


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Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby mightymousesr » Sat May 02, 2015 6:58 am



I have a problem with my 1989 GL1500. While cruising at highway speeds 70mph on up when I decelerate I get a slight shimmy from the drive line, only for a second. Possible the drive shaft wasn't lined up properly when rear tire was replaced? U-joint? rubber cushions? I only have around 33,500 miles on the bike. I've lowered it with a pair of 1 inch shorter coil shocks, no difference other than improving the ride substantially. Any Ideas?


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Re: Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat May 02, 2015 7:47 am

My 89 used to do that.Very slight vibration just as you're getting off of the throttle.Like when you let up when you crest a hill.Lubing the splines with the Honda Moly cured mine.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat May 02, 2015 8:22 am

mightymousesr wrote:I have a problem with my 1989 GL1500. While cruising at highway speeds 70mph on up when I decelerate I get a slight shimmy from the drive line, only for a second.

Possible the drive shaft wasn't lined up properly when rear tire was replaced?
Unless the drive shaft was removed for greasing the splines, that would not be the problem. No reason to pull the shaft to change a tire.
U-joint? rubber cushions? I
With the low mileage, I would not suspect either of those.
only have around 33,500 miles on the bike. I've lowered it with a pair of 1 inch shorter coil shocks, no difference other than improving the ride substantially. Any Ideas?

Are you sure it's in the drive line?
Think of what was done to change the tire and check everything for proper "tightness"!

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Re: Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby Dogsled » Sat May 02, 2015 11:11 am

Listen to Deputy Dog....If it wasn't doing something before you did that tire.....assume it's something to do with what you did. At least don't leave that area til you checked everything. Heck it could be a bad tire, and you want to go chasing around to other things before you even know about that issue. There ARE bad tires. Re-installing it wrong is pretty bullet proof if it's handling well in general. Like he said tighten and inspect everything you touched. I'm bettin bad tire.....
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Re: Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby mightymousesr » Mon Jun 01, 2015 10:14 pm

I just want to thank everyone for their input, lubing up the splines solved my problem! Again thank You.MM
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Re: Slight shimmy on deceleration

Postby redial » Fri Jun 05, 2015 3:50 am

The feedback on the solution is helpful. Thanks.


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