Wobbly front end

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by heritagerick, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. heritagerick

    heritagerick New Member

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    I had just did some repairs on my '94 heritage and now I am noticing that while off the throttle and rolling down the road, my front end and handle bars will start to wobble, almost like a speed wobble. This will stop when I grasp the bars but it just doesn't seem right. Any suggestions?
     
  2. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    What repairs? Anything to do with frontend?
    Are you saying front end wobbles with no hands? Or it wobbles and you have to grip it harder?
    More detail info needed.
    wilks3
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  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Check the riser Bushings ?
     
  4. wilks3

    wilks3 Junior Member

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    Glad to see your back online Sir Jack!!!
    wilks3
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  5. Dswartz

    Dswartz Active Member

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    Have you checked the fall away to see if the head bearings are loose?
     
  6. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Could be a number of things as the others have suggested along with Wheel Alignment, Tire Wear issues, Loose Spokes, etc.

    As wilks3 asked, what repairs have been done and was the problem there before these repairs? If the problem did not exist before, that is a good indicator where to start.
     
  7. gasbag

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    I second this. My bike did exactly what yours is doing. We adjusted the fall away and the wobble disappeared.
     
  8. mat 60

    mat 60 Senior Member

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    About 3 days ago when I went for a ride after work when slowing down to a stop and moving slow my frunt felt a little wobbly....I checked things out and my air was 34psi and it calls for 36....I tryed 37 tonight and wow...much better..handeled great:)..But like the guys said Id check bearings also.
     
  9. UGSBUE

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    i too found tire pressure to affect what 'feels' like a wobble...proper pressure eliminated the 'feeling'...also at one point had the head-bearings adjusted...this really firmed-up the bike overall...
     
  10. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    Mine has always done the same thing (even while just cruising not just decel). Since I adjusted my vertical alignment, I notice it more since I can keep my hands off the bars longer.

    I'm still trying to eliminate one item at a time (when I have time). Here are suggestions given to me on another thread.

    Wobbly front end - Harley Davidson Community