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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
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Handlebars wobbling

Just change my tires and balanced. when I let go handlebars I still get wobbling on the handlebars does anybody know what is causing this problem
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 02:56 AM
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Look at rear shock bushings or could be you haven't upgraded the stem bearings to the tapered ones.

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Look up 'Death Wobble' in the search feature. Shock bushings are cheap, try that first. If not, then you need a $30 set of 'All Balls' brand steering neck bearings. the stock OEM from Honda are worse than on a Schwinn. You can probably get them changed free at a tech session, or maybe a member close to you could help if you would post exactly WHERE you are. 2-3 hrs. for someone with experience changing them. And a special tool or 2 are needed.

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Check your tire pressure
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 05:27 PM
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My first thought was front tire. That is the only time at any speed mine wobbled up to 96,000 miles. Then they weren't bad but changed when up graded the suspension to Race Tech with Gold Valve.

However, since you have a new tire and balanced, hopefully correctly, then I would agree with the steering head bearings unless the they need a little tightening. New ones would be the best way I would go then you are sure.

As stated above there are other factors in the rear that can cause it and the shock bushings are cheap to try first.

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