Question about 2002 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

2 Answers

Front end shimmy on yamaha roadstar 2002.

Only shimmys when you let go of the handle bars. but it does not always do it imediately. no problem if you keep at least on hand on handle bars. this bike has had this problem since it was new. 43,000 miles on bike. thanks roadstat2002

Posted by on

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

I had this problem with my 01 and my 07 all I needed to do was change the tires. We looked at everything else that it could be and once I changed them we saw the problem. They were cupped really bad. Only shimmied at about 40mph if I let go of the bars.

Posted on Aug 31, 2011

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Yamaha Master
  • 76,164 Answers

Worn/loose steering head bearings. seperated tire cord are two reasons for this

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Ad

2 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 59 Answers

SOURCE: front end shimmy on yamaha roadstar 2002.

Front wheel needs balance,and also the rear wheel may need to be centered. If someone replaced the brakes or tires and the rear wheel is off center to the front that will cause the shimmy.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

FRONT WHEEL SHIMMIE


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
For more information about your issue, please visit the websites below, and for specific information or questions, please feel free to contact me at xlch@mail.com. Good luck and have a nice day.
Delboy Garage How To Re align motorcycle forks the easy way
Murray Walker talks about Wobble and Weave on Motorbikes
Steering Head Bearing Adjustment Harley Davidson Road King
Harley Davidson Manuals Mark Workshop


Nov 29, 2015 | 2014 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra...

1 Answer

Why does the expander on my handle bars always come loose


Remove the bolt and put a lock washer between the bolt and head. That or put some blue loctite on the threads. Just remember to have the head removed from the fork tube before the bolt comes out or the expander will come off in the forks.

Jul 12, 2014 | GMC Denali 700C Road Bike

1 Answer

WHAT CAUSES SHIMMY IN THE FRONT


Most likely the front tire is out of balance

Feb 06, 2014 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

I Have a shimmy in front fork when I hit a bump, what do you think


Hi, Ed and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please visit the websites below. Good luck and have a nice day.
Front End Wobble
http://www.johndee.com/vbulletin/archive/index.php/t-8715.html
http://www.yamahaventure.nl/pdf/servicemanualxvz13tf.pdf
OEM parts for Yamaha
http://www.yamahaventure.nl/pdf/ownersmanualxvz13tf.pdf

Apr 21, 2012 | 2005 Yamaha Royal Star Venture

2 Answers

Harley fatboy front end shimmy when take hands off bars


Could be several things. Wheel bearing, or maybe your tire is out of balance.

Jul 16, 2011 | Harley Davidson FLSTF Fat boy Motorcycles

1 Answer

Changing interior door handle camry 1995


With a little dexterity, you can do this without removing the door panel. Pop the center tab on the handle with a small flathead. Underneath is the the screw holding the handle. Undo it. Shimmy and loosen the handle to separate it from the door panel. Detach it from the door mechanism transfer bars. Replace.

Feb 13, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

1 Answer

How to attach hand brakes? how do i loosen handle bars to adjust?


The bolt you see right above where the handle turns is the handle bar clamp. And if it's been on a while you'll need to take a piece of strong wood and hold it on the bolt, when it's lossened a bit, and hit it with a hammer to fully loosen the handle bars.
Hand brakes should come with clamps to put on the hadle bars, and if you look at bikes that have hand brake, you'll see how to route the cable. The only problwem is if your bike doesn't have the part taht the brake would screw to at the wheel. Then you'll have to improvise.

Dec 22, 2009 | Mongoose 20 in. Boys Axe Bike

1 Answer

Front end shimmy on yamaha roadstar 2002.


Front wheel needs balance,and also the rear wheel may need to be centered. If someone replaced the brakes or tires and the rear wheel is off center to the front that will cause the shimmy.

Sep 09, 2009 | 2003 Yamaha Road Star Silverado

2 Answers

2005 jeep shimmy


Check front end again for any side play (small amounts at different locations can add up. Also check that steering box is not loose on frame.Check all bushings as well. If all else fails, if caster is adjustable have another degree or two put in. (positive)

Jun 26, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Wrangler

2 Answers

Front End Shimmy - not a brake problem (rotors)


Time for a front end check, like idler arms, steering links etc for too much play.

May 17, 2009 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Yamaha Road Star Silverado Logo

299 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Yamaha Experts

dhnguyen

Level 2 Expert

281 Answers

Steve Sweetleaf
Steve Sweetleaf

Level 3 Expert

1144 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2600 Answers

Are you a Yamaha Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...