Low speed wobble

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Low speed wobble

Post by Boone » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:39 am

I developed a low speed wobble last year. It would only happen when I was slowing down and got to around 60 kph. and would only happen intermittently. I was going over the bike tuning up, adjusting valves, oil, etc. and found two pinch bolts that needed to be retorqued.
Thanks Hammer!! :notworthy:

Took the bike out and couldn't get that wobble so hopefully it's gone for good.

Thought I would share in case someone else has a similar issue.

Oh yeah Hammer I found those timing marks. Turns out if you need glasses then you should have them on. :doh: :oops:
Aways put your brain in gear before you let the clutch out on your mouth.

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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by joeracket » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:44 pm

:) :) :) ......... retorque steering stem bearings on your triple tree ........ most times that is the source of the wobble ........ plus check the bearings for wear and replace with 1800 bearings if your riding a 1300 ......... :) :) :)

check link to bareass choppers for more info

http://tech.bareasschoppers.com/steerin ... -wobbles/
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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by Boone » Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:46 pm

I actually have a set of all balls roller bearings to put in. Bought them last fall when the problem first started.
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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by joeracket » Mon Apr 30, 2018 2:14 pm

:) :) :) ...... 1800 steering stem bearings ....... no balls ........ :) :) :)

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:doh: :doh: :doh: ....... ooooooops ........ see you have roller bearings .......... :anxious: :anxious: :anxious:

check the link for 1300 steering stem rebuild

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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by hammerman » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:25 pm

Good to hear you got the wobble fixed up ! :cool:

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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by RoadWarrior » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:28 pm

How are your tires or shock bushings?
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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by Boone » Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:59 pm

RoadWarrior wrote:
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:28 pm
How are your tires or shock bushings?
All checked and in good shape.
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Re: Low speed wobble

Post by joeracket » Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:42 pm

:) :) :) ........ had the wobble when decelerating on my 1500 gold wing ........ would happen at about 50 mph and 30 mph ..... retorqued stem bearings and no more wobble ....... even replaced the front tire that had some cupping to no avail .......... :) :) :)
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