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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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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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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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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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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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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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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?
+1 all of the above. Definately look at the front fork bearing (fall away test) but look at your bike in the order above. Which translates in my book, from least expensive and intrusive to more intrusive..
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On what sort of road surface does this happen? There are some interstates that are grooved lengthwise (in the direction of travel) and some are grooved crosswise (perpendicular to the direction of travel). The grooves in the direction of travel tend to make a bike wobble. Running more air in the tires reduces that tendency but doesn't eliminate it.
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JP1, this is a 2 year old thread by an OP who has not been on here in over a year. Why are you dredging this up at this time?

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