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Old 12-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2012 Heritage STC front end wobble

Got a new 2012 HSTC in November. Have about 500 miles on it so far. Since the beggining, I have noticed a wobble when I am coming to stop. A very slow and deliberate wobble. The other day I was on a 4 lane doing 65-70 mph and I started to slow (no brake applied) and the bike started the wobble again. Very unnerving to say the least. The wobble always occurs when I am decelerating with no brake.

I checked my tire pressure and it is right on the 40 lbs make front and rear. I see balancing weights on the front and rear tires.

I am going to take it to the shop soon.

Any ideas on what it could be?
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Take er in to the dealer, use that warranty!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you have checked everything and its still there then my guess is headset bearings my springer needed them set ..i guess the factory was busy that day and forgot lol since then everything is perfect
have your dealer chack it out as above poster said use the warrenty thats what its for
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Have you checked the spoke tension on both wheels?
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Don't even mess with anything other than air pressure. As said before, use the warranty.
While they have it you can by more goodies.
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What I thought was an off throttle, front end wobble on my 2012 deluxe turned out to be the spokes on the rear wheel. The dealer had to order a replacement wheel.
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What I thought was an off throttle, front end wobble on my 2012 deluxe turned out to be the spokes on the rear wheel. The dealer had to order a replacement wheel.
If there are loose spokes on the rear wheel, the torque on the drive pulley under throttle will keep tension on them. When you let off and the bike is coasting, there's no torque, no tension and thus the wobble.
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If there are loose spokes on the rear wheel, the torque on the drive pulley under throttle will keep tension on them. When you let off and the bike is coasting, there's no torque, no tension and thus the wobble.
Makes me glad i have cast wheels!!
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Old 12-17-2011, 09:20 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I have a 2012 FLSTFB that developed that same wobble around 500 miles. I thought it was fall away, then balance... then bearings. Found a reference to Dunlops having some belting errors that cause it and get worse with time.

Went to my dealer asked them to get it replaced. They put on a new one no problem after 1100 more miles.
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If there are loose spokes on the rear wheel, the torque on the drive pulley under throttle will keep tension on them. When you let off and the bike is coasting, there's no torque, no tension and thus the wobble.
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