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Re: Need advise about truing a front wheel
But I mention Aprilia and they run for the hills. Seems like most people only want to work on Hondas and Harley's.
Does anyone think that this is a project that I should try myself?
Or is there anyone out there that knows of someone that could do a perfect job?I just got through dealing with the same problem. I even got a new wheel and it wasnt' true. The dealer couldn't true it because the wheel is too rigid. I found one of the best businesses I have ever come across during my search to get the wheel fixed. The company is Woody's Wheel Works in Colorado. I shipped them my wheel they trued it the day I got it and shipped it back out the next day. They are a great bunch of guys. The site is www.woodyswheelworks.com.
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I could be warped rotor or something on the rotor. Clean the rotor with "Brake Kleen" or any other aerosol type brake cleaning solution. Don't get it on your paint. I've run into this on a few occasions, people get wax on their brakes while cleaning their bikes. This will make them feel like the front end is shimmying or make them squeal. Clean the rotor and if that doesn't work, check the rotor for warpage.
To test the rotor for warpage, you really need a dial indicator. But, if you have something that you can adjust to within a few thousandths of the rotor and then turn the wheel, you may be able to see if the rotor is warped. If the rotor is warped over about 0.010", I'd probably replace it.
While you have the front wheel off the ground, it would be advisable to check out the wheel bearing, the endplay, and the axle torque. I'd check everything on the front end. If your rotor is warped, replace it. Do not try to have it "turned" as motorcycle rotors are not designed to be re-machined.
you need to take the wheel out of scoot...this involves taking exhaust off to gain acsess...& undo one of the shocks....& taking mounting plate of to get at wheel..then undo wheel nut..which will have a split pin in it...then when you get back wheel out..you can change the tyre...
you fill it to the level hole on the front cover, it is a small allen head bolt below the level of the big filler plug. would advise looking at www.roadstarclinic.com, great web site for information on yamaha star motorcycles.
What is it rubbing? the fork? Is the wheel true? Are the forks equally extended. Pull the font wheel and have suzuki ck. If it is a spoke wheel then it just might need to be trued through adjustment of the spokes.
A new wheel is going to cost $$$$. You should be able to get a good used wheel for $$ by getting on the web and Google
' motorcycle salvage yamaha '. Take three digital photos of your wheel, a side view both sides and a close up of the brake mount area. When you locate a dealer saying they have the wheel, email the photos and your contact info. If their wheel matches up, go for it.
I have a 1999 FLHR that from the first day I picked the bike up had a front wheel wobble. It didn't matter on my speed. It would happen more on a fresh paved road. I run mags on the front an rear so it's not loose spokes, had the neck bushing changed and adjusted. In 2004 a company I buy my tires from started doing laser alignments. I had them do mine instead of buying the stabilizer (to me a bandaid).OMG I can now ride at 50, 70, even 100 without my bike shaking like it's falling apart. My friends could see the bike shaking and the only way to get it to stop then was to release the handlebars and back off on the gas.
I'm in southern CA and Wheel Works are the only people I know that does this laser alignment.I watched them do it so I could understand what was wrong! The bikes are put together in a factory assembly line. They don't measure accurately, they use visual to put the engine in the frame. The wobble is caused by the engine off balance in the frame. It doesn't take much, 1/16" can do it. Wheel Works put the bike up on a lift to lift the whole bike off the ground. They then had it on another lift so they could work on it. There was an adapter put on the front tire and the rear with laser lights to measure. they adjusted it until the engine was dead center and balanced. I haven't had a problem since. I swear by this technique. I ride all the time so it wasn't something I felt once in a while. I've got over 250,000 miles on the bike and it hasn't wobbled since the alignment.
I can eard a metallic noise from the front wheel. Since 2 weeks I'm looking to find where he can come from and now I think I've found and I'm a little bit frightened.
This noise is comming from the front break disk they are moving in the screw place. See the picture
Have you ever see this problem ? Is it Normal ?,I think it's normal mate. Semi floating or floating discs are fitted so they do move. Someone more knowledgeable will be along soon I'm sure to confirm or correct me!,,,
Sorry you're having problems with your new bike give it a bit of time and you'll work through the issues. Be patient.
First thing you should do is NOT trust the Aprilia 'experts' in GA. Your bike should not shake at 45 MPH. It is not within 'normal limits'. I routinely run up to 95MPH and she is smooth stable and confidence inspiring. Quite a few things (or a combination of factors) could be causing the wobble. The first thing I would recomend is that you find another shop that KNOWS exactly how to true a spoked wheel. Start with a good MX shop as they see simular wheels all the time. See what happens after they work with it.
There have been a number of people that report wobble on worn Metzlers but I don't recall new ones being an issue. It is possible (however unlikely) that you have a bad tire that is adding difficulty to the diagnosis.
What type of screen is on the bike and has it been modified. Do a search, a few people have reported low frequency harmonics or wobble with a certain aftermarket windscreen. Right now I can't remember which.
Do you have any handguards on the bike (BMW or Aprilia aftermarket)?
Are the bar end weights in place and OEM?
Have you assured that you don't have a slightly warped disk or breaking issue? When breaking does the bike break smooth, straight, and strong?
With a little effort I'm sure you'll figure out what's going on and you'll fall in love with the Capo. It has so much more 'soul' than the others...