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I just came off a 1000 mile trip down in Mexico, the roads wear riddled with very bad pot holes, my bike took a beating, actually one time after I took flight and landed, I hit the ground so hard the impact caused my ignition switch to flip into the off position, my concern (I have several now) is that when I am cruising over 80 my frt end become very unstable and wobbles realy bad, I inspect the frt rim, and did not see any evidence of rim damage. Any thoughts.
 

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Spoke wheels or cast? If spoke, you may need to get it re trued. Otherwise might need to get them rebalanced.
 

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If they are spoke wheels, have both checked. tightend and trued. the rear affects the front end as much as the front wheel.
 

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Whether spoked, or cast, wheels can be deformed by the constant pounding of a bad road. so having them checked is important. Next, since the roads were so bad, the bushings in the fork tubes may have loosened due to the pounding as well, and the suspension parts inside may have taken wear, or damage. So to the dealer you must go.
 

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thanks, I don't suspect the susnsion nor bushings as bike was completely rebuilt and this was the first real long road trip, so it may just be in the wheels. I'll start at trueing and tightening the spokes
 

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I just came off a 1000 mile trip down in Mexico, the roads wear riddled with very bad pot holes, my bike took a beating, actually one time after I took flight and landed, I hit the ground so hard the impact caused my ignition switch to flip into the off position, my concern (I have several now) is that when I am cruising over 80 my frt end become very unstable and wobbles realy bad, I inspect the frt rim, and did not see any evidence of rim damage. Any thoughts.
If everything checks out on the front end... check the back of the bike... Had the same problem a few years ago.. it was my back tire...
 

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Front end problems are sometimes the result of back end issues. Also check your parallelism of your forks. Keep the top pinch bolts tight, loosen the bottom ones, mush (technical term, don't be scared) up and down a few times and then tighten your pinch bolts again. This is usually a good way to get em straight again. Good luck and let us know what you find.
 

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Ok, I know this is going to sound strange, but it is the truth, I finally get a chance to bring my bike into the steeler, they turned me away with an "appointment" for June 29th, yes June 29th to check out my "vibration/wobble" concerns, so I went down the road (angry) to a small independant shop, while talking with the shop staff and explaining my issues (the bike issues) the shop informed me it was the motormount, I explained that I had just had a new motormount installed at the steeler in the beginning of April, they went out, looked under the bike and started laughing, they informed me that the steeler had installed the new motormount "backwards" and this was the cuase of all my problems. So I went back to the steeler and informed them of this, they A) would not come out and look themselves without out me bitchin up a storm, B) they about 3 people tried to insist that the other shop was wrong and that infact the motormount was in correctly and I had other problems with my bike, that they would be happy to inspect on June 29th, then as I was leaving very dissapointed an angry, the tech came out and informed the service advisors that the mount was installed backwards, and the steeler somehow happened to have the time all of a sudden to bring my bike in and correct the problem, bike runs gret now, no wobble, no excessive vibration.
 

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Ok, I know this is going to sound strange, but it is the truth, I finally get a chance to bring my bike into the steeler, they turned me away with an "appointment" for June 29th, yes June 29th to check out my "vibration/wobble" concerns, so I went down the road (angry) to a small independant shop, while talking with the shop staff and explaining my issues (the bike issues) the shop informed me it was the motormount, I explained that I had just had a new motormount installed at the steeler in the beginning of April, they went out, looked under the bike and started laughing, they informed me that the steeler had installed the new motormount "backwards" and this was the cuase of all my problems. So I went back to the steeler and informed them of this, they A) would not come out and look themselves without out me bitchin up a storm, B) they about 3 people tried to insist that the other shop was wrong and that infact the motormount was in correctly and I had other problems with my bike, that they would be happy to inspect on June 29th, then as I was leaving very dissapointed an angry, the tech came out and informed the service advisors that the mount was installed backwards, and the steeler somehow happened to have the time all of a sudden to bring my bike in and correct the problem, bike runs gret now, no wobble, no excessive vibration.
Thats it! I cant take it anymore! Lets go around the country cracking heads in the service dept in all the stealerships known to be terrible. Starting with yours. Seriously though it is really ashame that this is common.
 

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I will start another thread LIST all the things that the Dealer FIXED wrong

how bout riding out of the shop and the new hand grips FALL OFFF???

And I got MORE

How bout the oil filter put on wrong and all the oil comes out???
 

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Many times you'll find bad tires as a result of wobble. MC tires are not belted like cars, they are very seceptable to belt breakin causing an out of round tire. check it out especially if you've been hitting those Havelina holes down dere vicaro.
 

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WOW old pster man
 

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Ok, I know this is going to sound strange, but it is the truth, I finally get a chance to bring my bike into the steeler, they turned me away with an "appointment" for June 29th, yes June 29th to check out my "vibration/wobble" concerns, so I went down the road (angry) to a small independant shop, while talking with the shop staff and explaining my issues (the bike issues) the shop informed me it was the motormount, I explained that I had just had a new motormount installed at the steeler in the beginning of April, they went out, looked under the bike and started laughing, they informed me that the steeler had installed the new motormount "backwards" and this was the cuase of all my problems. So I went back to the steeler and informed them of this, they A) would not come out and look themselves without out me bitchin up a storm, B) they about 3 people tried to insist that the other shop was wrong and that infact the motormount was in correctly and I had other problems with my bike, that they would be happy to inspect on June 29th, then as I was leaving very dissapointed an angry, the tech came out and informed the service advisors that the mount was installed backwards, and the steeler somehow happened to have the time all of a sudden to bring my bike in and correct the problem, bike runs gret now, no wobble, no excessive vibration.
unbelievable. i'm glad you found the problem. i hope you have future success at your new independent shop :)
 
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