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Old 12-06-2012, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I bought a 2007 street glide with 30k on it. The bike seems to skate around alot on the road when going 55 or faster need help.

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Old 12-06-2012, 12:49 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If it were my bike, and the problem persisted after verifying proper tire condition and pressure, i would look at upgrading the suspenssion. I did that on my Ultra and it made a world of difference, especially holding my line in higher speed turns. Good Luck.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:33 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If it were my bike, and the problem persisted after verifying proper tire condition and pressure, i would look at upgrading the suspenssion. I did that on my Ultra and it made a world of difference, especially holding my line in higher speed turns. Good Luck.
good place to start
I'd also be checking wheel alignment...if the bikes been in an accident (even a small fender bender) and the frames bent it could "skate"......you can do that with a couple of straight 2x4's.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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good place to start
I'd also be checking wheel alignment...if the bikes been in an accident (even a small fender bender) and the frames bent it could "skate"......you can do that with a couple of straight 2x4's.
good call, very possible that someone adjusted the belt tension and tightend the rear wheel slightly cocked.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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DO YOU HAVE THE SERVICE MANUAL?
Have you checked tire pressure?
FRONT AND REAR?
Tire Wear pattern?
FRONT AND REAR?
Wheel Alignment?
Wheel Play? - wheel bearings?
Does it have a lowering kit?
Shocks secure? - what pressure are they set at?
What about swing arm bushings?
How about the front end? Fall away test done?
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