2005 ft end wobble

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by dfbales, Feb 15, 2009.

  1. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    has any one run into a ft end wobble while coasting down in or out of gear between 40 and 30 mph. fall been adjusted, tires changed and trued. bike has a handle bar harley radio. shocks checked. Bike has a windshield but problem exists with or without it installed. Tire pressure is correct, neck bearings replaced, bikes in allignment, this bike has been to many hd dealers for this problem, hd cant find it. bike was bought new never been dropped or wrecked. looking for some old timers that might have some ideas, hd final "fix" was hold on tight so bike goes straight, which is there addmission they dont know what is causeing it. All shops that have worked on it have called hd about the problem.
     
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  2. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    yes it has a windshield, but problem is there with and without it on
     
  3. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    How about rear wheel alignment too and the steering hear bearing?
     
  4. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    updated orignal post to cover above replies
     
  5. dangerdan

    dangerdan Junior Member

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    I dont have solutions just questions..

    Was this bike ever in an accident that you're aware of ?
    Are the rims true ?
    What about the front bearings, do they have correct end play when mounted?
    Was there any work done on the front forks ?

    Can low oil level in one of the front forks cause front end wobble ??
    There was a recent post about jumping on the front forks to set them. I just cant remember for what type of work.

    Last one. What about the caps that hold the front axles. Are they tight ?
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It's much easier if you just repost the additional info.
     
  7. dfbales

    dfbales Active Member

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    no the bike was never dropped or in a accident
    rims and ft bearings all good per 3 diffrent hd shops

    hd has diassembled and reassembled them 6 times, no problems found
    ft axle caps ok
     
  8. glider

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    Has anyone ever drained and refilled the front forks? If there is different amounts of fork oil in the two forks, handling problems can occur. It may be a good idea to do this so it can be eliminated as the source.

    Just read Dan's post about "jumping on the forks".

    That was in reference to reinstalling a front wheel. It is done to align the two fork sliders on the axle.

    Front Axle Installation Tip - Harley Davidson Community
     
  9. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Wasn't the steering head bearings a problem regarding preload tightness, that MOCO even raised the torque value and fall away specification? I can't remember the post but I would check manual and service bulletins.
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    That was on the softails.

    Softail Clunking Front End - Harley Davidson Community