Front End Washes Out

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by williedoit, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. williedoit

    williedoit New Member

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    2001 electraglide classic front end washes out in corners and turns had in shop went through everything in front tire is origanel about 50%
     
  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Have you check the steering head bearings for fall away. If front tire is original maybe it has gone hard and that effects the handling.
    Ken
     
  3. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Re: paparides

    The tire is 11 to 12 years old? Everything in the front was checked out? The tire sidewall has to be dry rotted and the fluid in the forks is probably very dark and maybe lumpy. If the rear tire is the same age you need to pony up for a new set of tires and change the front fork oil. You also need to change the front and rear wheel bearings, they are not the sealed type and need to be pregreased before install.
     
  4. RibEye

    RibEye Junior Member Contributor

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    What do you mean by "washes out"?

    Enjoy,
    Rich P
     
  5. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I whole heartedly agree with Kemo and HDDon. I don't care how much tread appears to remain, it isn't safe riding around on tires over 10 years old!

    Definitely put some new rubber on, front and back. Next I would change the fork oil and check the steering head bearings. Think hard about the wheel bearings also.

    I'm willing to bet these things fix your problem but if they don't, by all means come back and we'll figure this thing out!