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Setting tension on springer front end 03 heritage

Getting front end wobble...scary

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SOURCE: frount end woddle/weave springer 30 - 40

check the wheel alignment front and rear a little out of alignment and a lot of wobble

Posted on Dec 31, 2008

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SOURCE: Looking for details on adjusting a springer front end

I ride the same bike with 17,000 miles on it. I bought it new and it rode like a lumber wagon at first but gradually worn into a smoother ride. I never adjusted the front end but I always keep it greased and check the neck bearing every 10,000 miles with the bike off the ground. I look for any slop or binding when I swing the bars either way. Also grab the front wheel and try to give it a wiggle. Your HD dealer should help with any specific questions it you really feel the need to adjust it. Hope this helps..

Posted on Apr 06, 2009

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SOURCE: front end wobble at 50mph

i'm not an expert but i had a simular problem with my honda and though lots of questioning mechanics i learned that the front forks must be balanced in oil and pressure

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I have a slightly older springer, but they are probably the same. The shop manual says in reference to the acorn nuts on top of the spring restraints, "Tighten acorn nuts to 30-35 ft-lbs torque."

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SOURCE: just change the front brake line on my 03 harley

Get a bleeder kit from your local autoparts store and follow the directions...pretty easy!

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check the wheel alignment front and rear a little out of alignment and a lot of wobble

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I get a dangerious side to side wobble at 30 - 40 on my 2000 FXST


Springer models have a tendancy to ruin neck bearings. Get the front wheel off the ground and point staight ahead. Now move the handlebars slightly from side to side. If you feel a slight "catch" or if the front wheel stays straight without falling to the side then the neck bearings are shot. They are tapered roller bearings, like a wheel bearing. The outer race will have a depression you can feel with your thumbnail. Pack the new bearings with the grease made for that purpose. A couple of hints: When h-d first made this grease available, I laughed. Use it, it works. It was originally designed for helicopter rotors. To remove the outer races, you may have to weld a bead on the bearing surface. The pre-load adjustment is critical. Too loose and you will get a wobble. Too tight and you get a weave, which is worse. It is normal for a springer front end to fall off to the left even when the wheel is pointed somewhat to the right. This is a pretty big job, so if a shop is going to do it you may want to show this to them and ask if it makes sense to them, but please don't second guess them.

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