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speed wobbles

Discussion in 'Help Wanted' started by Fitzy, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. what?

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    had it up to 100+ a few times and never had the wobble. these roads in NJ can sometimes be like riding on the moon..............and with a rigid frame i try to avoid this unless i am familiar with the road i am riding on.

    IMO these bikes are not the best at cornering.

    hows the meat on the tires...balance wise that is? Somebody else mentioned the cold......tires do need time to heat up.
     
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    No matter...I wouldn't want to ride any other!

    I think it's somewhat of a suspension issue. I might drop the tail a 1/2" from stock this spring and give it a try.
     
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    A windsheild will help with some down force on the front end and keep the big pressure off your chest, however I know, I know its not kool:whoop:
     
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    I have the same issue, usually happens in a turn while going down the highway crossing a mid span on a curved road. I've gotten use to it and know it's going to happen so no worries. It did scare the crap out of me the first time it ever happened though...
     
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    I recently raised the back end on my Mastiff about a half an inch and it got rid of the wobbles at about 90 and it handles much better in the curves. Plus it doesn't bottom out as much.
     
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    Hope there’s another way cause I don’t want to raise it any...:rolleyes:
     
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    I has taken you 7 years to find out about it???? :smash:
     
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    That was back in 10', now I don't give a shit:D or a Rats a$$:oldlaugh:
     
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    That's not what it says at all..

    Usually the wall to the compress the front end allows you to tighten it all down while it's square.


    All I can say about this is check the bottom neck bearing to make sure the neck is not out of round.

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    His head is egg shaped so why would his neck be round;)
     
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    Some are slower than others Franco! :D :)
     
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    And they will never experience this Death wobble which they speak of.
     
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    "Slower learner's" ya hoser! :oldhardlaugh:
     
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    [​IMG]My bus was a 4 seater, if we all sat in the back, the driver would do wheelies, Yee Haw
     
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    :oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh::oldhardlaugh:
     
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    There is a lot of sense on Raywoods method, Push all the tolerances omn same direction, if you will. I have been riding with JR behind BBChopper, Ray ,speedo needle bottoming out. No wobble on those bikes. What little I had time to observe
    These frames are long, front is long, tolerances while making them were what they were, I bet the designer didn’t think about speed either.
    Remember those bikes on -70’s. The rear light of my Kawi mach3 looked 3 feet wide when speeding in dark, CB 750 started wobbling from weirdest reasons... where you sat, wich way and how much you leaned on seat..... sensitive beasts. On straight Honda calmed down when you were lying on top of it, face on speedo and legs on rear blinkers
     
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    I see it's an old thread, however after reading through it all I have never heard of fall-away. What is that?
     
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    Ok thank you, I will check it out.
     
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    I know the feeling from the 70's very well myself ... Almost had my last ride on my H1 riding it home after purchase !!!
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