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FRONT END SHIMMY ON C90

THE only thing that has helped me is playing with the front tire pressure about 4-6 psi over speck helps but the problem is still there

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  • Stephen reaves Jul 07, 2009

    unfortunatly i have had it balanced twice and nothing has changed.

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It just needs to be ballanced
just like a car tire
if yiu can, watch the tech ballance it and make sure the ballancer reads 0 zero when he is done

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

  • crondike Jul 07, 2009

    if you have had it ballanced and there is still a shimmy then you have a bad tire possibly a busted belt be it nylon or steel belted

    have you ever seen the casino people in vegas ballance dice?? it could be ballanced perfetly but like the dice you wouldn't want to go down the road on it.

    you can check this by raiseing the wheel and spinning it place something close to it almost touching it (bend up a coat hanger so it can sit on the floor and rub the tire slightly) if the tire is out of round then it will rub harder in some places after you check the center of the tread check the side by the bead. it can get out of round or the wheel bent if you loaned the bike out and they hit a curb or pot hole or something like that

    good luck and hopefully it aint too expensive to fix

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I was also told it needed balancing. However, my '07 didn't shimmy until I had around 10,000 miles on it. I put on Metzlers at 15.000. No more shimmy.
The out of balance is problably right, but I feel when I got rid of the stock Bridgstones, I got rid of the shimmy.

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