wandering at low speeds


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bodle1956
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wandering at low speeds

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I have a 81interstate,and i can't keep it in a straight line below 40mph,have new tires front and rear and good bearings.


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Re: wandering at low speeds

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Check: steering head bearings for proper torque.
front tire for scalloping/cupping.
1982 GL 1100 Interstate SOLD
1977 GL 1000 Standard (naked can be good, who knew?)
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Re: wandering at low speeds

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Also check your rear swingarm pivot bearings - the swingarm pivot was the cause for this problem when I experienced it on my GL1100.

You might also want to read through Suspension problem symptoms and potential solutions
bodle1956
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Motorcycle: 1981 GL1100i Interstate

Re: wandering at low speeds

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thanks for all the great info,my shock air pressure was way off :D


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