Wobble movement when I de-accelerate.

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by tstock03, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. tstock03

    tstock03 New Member

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    The last few time I got my 06 Deluxe out I noticed when I let off the gas I get a side to side wobbling movement from the front end. Does anyone know what could cause this? Initially I thought it could be the front tire unbalanced but if this movement only happens when I let off the gas… Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    It could be alignment, tire pressures, steering head adjustment , loose spokes and some other things. Best to attack them one at a time to find out what;s causing the wobble.
     
  3. jel123

    jel123 Active Member

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    First ck to make sure your motor mounds are tight,jel
     
  4. KingHeritage

    KingHeritage Junior Member

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    I would check tire pressure first
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Put it on a jack and spin the wheel by hand,sometimes you can see if it is the rim or a shifted tire
     
  6. Skratch

    Skratch Active Member

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    My Heritage did the same thing right around the 5000 mile checkup. They said the front end bearings needed adjustment and that was part of the maintenance. They did it and it worked wonderfully after that.
     
  7. hsjeff

    hsjeff New Member

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    Spin the chrome cap off the main bolt for the triple tree and tighten it tighter than tight. That will solve it. Had same problem with my Heritage on a decell around 40mph.
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Make that 70 lbs TQ instead of tighter than tight.
     
  9. fatsteve

    fatsteve New Member

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    check and see if the spokes are tight in the back wheel
     
  10. lamegame

    lamegame Member

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    +1 and rear wheel alignment, chain or belt tension