Question about 2001 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI Heritage Classic

1 Answer

Wooble front end

I had metzler me880s put on back 6 mths ago front 2 wks ago static balanced before this there was the stock dunlop on front . the problem started before i had the new front tire installed , not a deaccelaration i can be in any gear and take my hands off the bars and get a wobble . checked all obvious ? need some help. thanks . 01flstc 13778 miles .

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 546 Answers

Hold rear brake,push & pull on handlebars to check for play at fork stem bearings.raise front wheel check for side play in wheel bearings,check for brake dragging.

Posted on Sep 27, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call 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

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Front end vibration


One thing you could try is a "fork brace" or what some people call a "tweek bar" that ties the two sliders together. This reduces the amount of flex in the front forks. We used to run them on our dirt bikes years ago. They do help stabilize the front end.

Also drop your front tire pressure to 30 psi and look for any unusual wear patterns on you tires such as cupping. Take the wheel off and have it spin balanced as well. You can also change the fork oil in your forks. I run PJ1 30 weight in my Wide Glide. It's a bit on the stiff side but it sure helped the handling as the bike no longer bounces and dives in the turns. I also got away from the Dunlop tires. I now run Metezler 880's and they seem to handle the turns better but I think the Dunlops had better braking characteristics.

Good Luck
Steve

Jul 25, 2010 | 2003 Harley Davidson FXD Dyna Super Glide

1 Answer

I have just had 2 new tyres fitted on our beloved ZXR 750 H2 and noticed when i go above 100mph the vibration on the front end gets really bad.The tyres are Metzlers but the old tyres were Maxis and on the...


are your tires properly balanced? also, bar ends do helps absorb vibration. how are your steering head bearings? is your steering head nut loose?

May 17, 2010 | 1990 kawasaki ZXR 750

1 Answer

2003 Victory Vegas Rear Tire Problem?


You are very insightful. Wheel alignment sounds to be the problem. Since you don't ride like a nut doing burnouts, only the tire going down the road slightly sideways is going to cause unusual wear.

Aug 11, 2009 | 2008 Victory Vegas Jackpot

2 Answers

FRONT END SHIMMY ON C90


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

Jul 03, 2009 | 2005 Suzuki Boulevard C90

1 Answer

Steering wobble at 65km decelerating


No this is not normal. I had to go through 2 different times having a tire balanced once to get a wobble out.

Apr 23, 2009 | Harley Davidson FLSTN- FLSTNI Softail...

1 Answer

New Tires on my 2000 Road King... HELP!!!


I know a lot of guys switch to the metzler and the michlens and the do get longer wear, but you give up some handling.

Apr 17, 2009 | 2000 Harley Davidson FLHR-FLHRI Road king

1 Answer

Front left side axle needs replaced, 2000 Jimmy..need approx cost


When you turn and get the wooble, which way are you turning, right or left.
When you say wooble, does the steering wheel move left and right or is it a sensation you feel in the "seat of your pants".
Let me know.
Regards,

Apr 16, 2009 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

2 Answers

Goldwing tires


Go to the Honda shop and get the stock tire the factory put on the bike when it was new. You can't go wrong with OEM parts.

Please rate this solution. Thanks!

Mar 31, 2009 | 1999 Honda GL 1500 SE Gold Wing

1 Answer

Tire Replacement


ME880 is the Metzler you're looking for. It comes in black, and wide white wall. I have it for my back tire. Haven't worn out my front enough to get a match on the front yet, but I'm working on it! They are a huge improvement over the dunlops

Nov 20, 2008 | 2004 Harley Davidson FLHRCI Road King...

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI Heritage  Classic Logo

267 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Harley Davidson Experts

Arnie Burke
Arnie Burke

Level 3 Expert

4533 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...