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i have a 1996 springer and when i let off the trottle from 70mph the bike starts wobbling from side to side ,i just put metzlers all the way around at the dealer, when i took it back they thought it could be the neck bearings so they got replaced and the bike still wobbles the same. friends have told me that metztlers are garbage so i replaced the front 21 inch to a dunlop ,and the bike is still the same. i am tempted to replace the rear one also, anybody out there with any suggestions? thanks robert
 

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I would play with the air pressure in your front tire. Go up or down 2 psi at a time, and see if it changes any.
 

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Did it wobble before tire change??

Did they remove front rotors to change tires could be stuck or not running true
Check that tires are on rims right as far a rotation direction .
Make sure every thing is tight
Did they mess up wheel bearing or begins of bad wheel bearing
Is the rear axle tight or out of line
Check rear swing arm bushing
How did they balance them with stick on weight , balancing beads
Is triple tree loose

good luck let us know what you find out
 

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Did it wobble before tire change??

Did they remove front rotors to change tires could be stuck or not running true
Check that tires are on rims right as far a rotation direction .
Make sure every thing is tight
Did they mess up wheel bearing or begins of bad wheel bearing
Is the rear axle tight or out of line
Check rear swing arm bushing
How did they balance them with stick on weight , balancing beads
Is triple tree loose

good luck let us know what you find out
Great list, but to add to it , check for loose spokes.
 

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Bike runs true , then after the Dealer installs new tires, it has a side to side wobble . :think

It could be caused by one or more of the following items , The DEALER should check and fix whichever items are wrong .

1) Out of true rear Tire / wheel : Jack up rear tire , and place a marking point on each outboard edge of tire tread . Spin tire while watching both marking points . If tire varies more then 1/32" , replace tire / wheel .

2) Out of balance rear tire : Check and re-balance tire .

3) Improperly installed rear wheel : Rear wheel not running true to direction of travel . Adjust and true rear wheel .

4) Improperly inflated rear tire : Check and inflate to proper pressure .

I left out the worn/damaged tire checks , seeing as this is a new tire .
 

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If it did not wobble before the Metzlers were installed, it's something that happened at the dealer. Quit replacing things and find out what was not reinstalled properly. Also, Springer front ends require several periodic adjustments that will affect handling.
 
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