rear tire slide


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rear tire slide

Postby Rambler444 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:51 am



ok here`s a question , tire pressure is 41in the rear tire , like the book says, riding at a average of 70 and suddenly feels like the rear tire slides out of track kinda to one side mostly to the right ? have checke d the lug bolts for tighness can`t seem to locate any mechanical problems, yet it continues , doen`t matter if your going straignt or in a curve and it doesn`t happen every time seem like it just takes a notion to do this . any thought`s on the problem that I can fix . thanks for your time



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Re: rear tire slide

Postby tedmass » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:34 am

Have you checked your wheel bearings ? Or could be brake pads grabbing..? another thing i can think of is the frame could be cracked on one side that would screw with the tracking of the wheel..hope this helps good luck
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Re: rear tire slide

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:17 am

I'd agree with tedmass...I'd go looking for something mechanical. Check the swingarm for lateral free play, wheel bearings, swingarm bearings, broken brackets...hoist it in the air and check for anything loose that shouldn't be.

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Re: rear tire slide

Postby Steve F » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:46 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I'd agree with tedmass...I'd go looking for something mechanical. Check the swingarm for lateral free play, wheel bearings, swingarm bearings, broken brackets...hoist it in the air and check for anything loose that shouldn't be.

+1 That's where I'd start looking. I'd suspect the swingarm
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Re: rear tire slide

Postby seabee_ » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:58 pm

There has been some recall safety bulletins on the GL1800 concerning the frame welds. Check out these links to see the info on them. I would definitely have it checked out. Best of luck.

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/1800%20Ser ... 00SB17.pdf

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/used1800.htm
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Re: rear tire slide

Postby themainviking » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:12 pm

WingAdmin wrote:I'd agree with tedmass...I'd go looking for something mechanical. Check the swingarm for lateral free play, wheel bearings, swingarm bearings, broken brackets...hoist it in the air and check for anything loose that shouldn't be.


And I would be doing all this real soon, was it me.


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