Question about Harley Davidson Motorcycles
Posted by Anonymous on
Check steering head bearing adjustment, tire balance, is wheel bent, is tire badly cupped, are bearings gone, is it a laced wheel, if so does it have loose spokes. if it is a cast wheel is it bent or cracked. How old is the bike?
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
Sorry,I'm not up on newer hogs but here goes.Borrow or buy shop manuals and get spec on length of spindle.It's welded to bottom tree.If both models have same length it'll work.Check dia.of shaft cause bottom bearing is pressed on.If all measurements check out you can leave bearings in place.Shaft threads may be different so you'll have to use springer nuts.The only modification if all goes well would be brake hoses tor calipers.Length?In the old days you could swap out shafts but now you're talking modificatrions with a capital M.
Posted on Mar 21, 2010
Testimonial: "Thanx for your input."
First, remove the front wheel and take it to a shop and have it computer balanced. On a mag wheel, the lead weights simply stick on and are notorious for coming off after a while. Make sure the wheel is balanced correctly and the "run out" of the wheel and tire is acceptable.
When you put the wheel back on the bike, check the wheel bearing end play. The book says that it should be between 0.004 - 0.018". I'd try to keep it below 0.010" in your case. Check the adjustment and "fall away" of the front end, tension on the steering head bearings. Since I don't have a manual for your year model Sportster, I must refer you to a dealer or authorized shop for this information.
Also. check the alignment of the rear wheel in the swing arm. The book shows the use of a straight edge place along side one edge of the front wheel to check the alignment of the rear wheel with the front wheel. Use a piece of straight angle aluminum.
Also, check your rear shock settings. A stiffer setting my help. If all else fails, there are places you can take your bike and they will check it on a frame jig to optimize the entire bike for proper alignment.
Posted on Dec 21, 2010
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