Question about handle bar wobble on 2010 HD Streetglide Trike

Discussion in 'Trikes' started by Pappa Dukes, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. Pappa Dukes

    Pappa Dukes New Member

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    I have a 2010 Harley Street Glide trike. It has 6K miles on it and does have the factory steering stabilizer. Starting at about 40mph if I loosen my grip on the handlebars I get a small amount of wobble back and forth in the handle bars. Has anyone else experienced this and if so what did you do to correct it?
     
  2. zoood

    zoood Junior Member Product Contributor

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    There's quite a few things that can be causing that. Next time
    you ride it. Shake the front end while holding the handlebar
    grips tight. Is the wobble more evident? It could also be the
    steering stabilizer beginning to wear. I hope not for your sake.
    They are expensive! Also when turning, does your front brakes
    squeak at all? The neck bearing nut may need to be tightened.
    Just have to go through the process of elimination. Start with
    the cheapest or easiest first. Also do a search on youtube for a video. Let us know what you find out.

    zoood/RJ
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    1st and foremost. Air pressure and check tread for cupping or erratic wear especially on the front.
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I would check the front tire closely first
     
  5. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I'm with Jack, check for cupping and uneven wear. The head bearings would be the next place. Your manual should tell you how to do a fall away test.
     
  6. rayg5102

    rayg5102 New Member

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    I've got a 2010 tri glide. almost same issue except if i drive about 5 mph and let go the whole front end shakes. I looked into the cost of the steering damper $520.00 at HD. I'm working on eliminating front end, tires etc.
    Can't find replacements on ebay or anything.
    There must be some sort of cycle junk yard or bone yard out here around Baltimore or somewhere.
     
  7. stray dog

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    Is this the Slow Speed Death Wobble?
    JUST KIDDING
    I'm not familiar with trikes but at a slow speed, I'm inclined to think it may not be the front end. Check your motor mounts.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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