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post #11 of 22 Old 05-04-2014, 07:00 PM
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Since i just purchased it from a dealer its their responsibility to replace the tires. I just got it 2 weeks ago. I guess its up to what they have on hand. If they dont replace them im taking it to the state police to show them the shoddy inspection job that was done.
Ahhh! Didn't realize THEY did the inspection. I thought the bad tires were found during the inspection....my bad. It would seem to be their responsibility to find and correct the high speed wobble too. I would be worried that the tires have a casing separation which you are feeling in the bars. Does it feel like the jiggling sensation you feel in the steering wheel of an out of balance front tire on a car?

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Ahhh! Didn't realize THEY did the inspection. I thought the bad tires were found during the inspection....my bad. It would seem to be their responsibility to find and correct the high speed wobble too. I would be worried that the tires have a casing separation which you are feeling in the bars. Does it feel like the jiggling sensation you feel in the steering wheel of an out of balance front tire on a car?


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If you were to quickly rock bars back and forth at speed thats how it feelz. Man i was doing 90 on this thing to! Im pissed!
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post #13 of 22 Old 05-04-2014, 08:56 PM
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I would definitely take it back if it is only 2 weeks old. Hope it works out without any hassles for you.
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post #14 of 22 Old 05-04-2014, 09:13 PM
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If you were to quickly rock bars back and forth at speed thats how it feelz. Man i was doing 90 on this thing to! Im pissed!
I know the feeling. Bike I just bought had the main handlebar mount hole in the top triple clamp stripped our by the previous owner. He just bolted it together and called it good. I found it when I removed the bars to reposition them. Have to phone dealer on that tomorrow.
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post #15 of 22 Old 05-05-2014, 07:04 AM
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the wobble is likely caused by the un-aerodynamic front sail (fender) and large hand guards. removing the hand guards will help some but offer less protection in the brush and more aerodynamic fenders options are out there.

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post #16 of 22 Old 05-05-2014, 07:58 AM
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When I bought my 2004, with 12000 miles, it had a disconcerting low speed weave and a tendency to drift at high speed. I did the following things to resolve the steering issues:
1. tire pressure to 32psi
2. Adjust steering bearings (they were to tight)
3. Align rear wheel
4. replace front tire
Of the four, the steering bearings and replacing the front tire had the most effect.
(bike has stock front fender and no hand guards)

ymmv as your bike has 500 miles vs mine at 12000.

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post #17 of 22 Old 05-06-2014, 11:32 AM
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I would advise you to correct this problem before any highway riding.
IMO: your bike is unbalanced front &back. Put more in front less in back. Have suspension fit your weight.DO NOT run an aggressive knobby faster than 50mph,if you need more speed switch to a 50/50 tire.
They don't call this the death wobble for nothing.

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post #18 of 22 Old 05-07-2014, 09:35 AM
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Fork brace

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Just purchased a 2010 with 500 miles on it. When i accelerate above 60 the bike seems to wiggle in the handlebars. Seems very unsafe. Any ideas?
Get a fork brace, end of problem. I have one for sale in classified. Thanks
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post #19 of 22 Old 05-07-2014, 11:59 AM
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WADR: a fork brace will help, but it is hardly"end of problem". What tires are on the bike? a4twenty's advice is probably the best advice(except for my own . I took a varibit and drilled four holes in the front fender to let air pass through> reduce "lift". I know two guys that were injured very badly( high end accidents) from this exact problem, so please do whatever it takes to fix it!
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post #20 of 22 Old 05-07-2014, 12:30 PM
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Let us know what the dealership says.
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