Harley Wobble

QuestionDo you know anything about correcting the Harley wobble in my 2012 Road King. Between 90-100 and in a curve, I get a wild wobble. Do you have any tips on this? – Ken

QuestionI have a 1999 Road King and my bike wobbles. I installed a engine stabilizer on it, motor mounts did not get replaced as they look good. After set and done it still wobbles, the handlebars do when I go over 75.

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270 Responses to “Harley Wobble”
  1. Tom Kuleck

    I have seen a youtube video addressing the same thing. It has to do with the way the engine is mounted and tends to ‘float[‘. There is evidently a brace that can be added with no drilling….simple add on, that cures the problem. Sorry I don’t have more.

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    • robemil2

      Had the same wobble on my 2013 flhtc at 75-90 miles an hour around curve it was pretty bad did not think I was going to make it .tires were in good shape they were stock dunlops tires .I replaced both tires with perilli dragons never had the issue again smooth around turns at all speeds

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      • Roderick

        I’ve had similar problems with Dunlop Qualifiers on my 2009 sportster low. Even worse the bike kicked out from under me on a hard power on turn. Scary.

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        • Steve

          Qualifiers are famous for loosing traction in a turn. They are good for one thing, spinning.

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      • Who

        same, mine brand new had 6 miles on it…..especially hitting sharper left hand curves at speed. brand new it did it,dealers act like they never heard of such a thing…i look on internet maybe to figure it out its everywhere…….if I wanted to go slow I would of bought a moped…first harley did it from day one..2015 fld dyna

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    • Glen warren

      Why should we have to fix Harley Davidson’s problem. Their problem nearly cost me my life

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  2. Brandon

    I am not sure if this is the same issue but after noticing a wobble on my 2012SG I finally noticed that my rear tire was cupped and I am figuring that the wobble was the bike rounding the cup back and forth. I am not sure as I have yet to replace my rear tire. Do you think this could be the cause?

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      • Glenn

        The rear tires on my 2012 FLHTK have severely cupped within just a few thousand miles. Dunlop 407, American Elite and the new 407T- all of them. When the tires get replaced it isn’t because of center tread wear, it’s because of cupping. Any thoughts on this?

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        • Randy

          Adjust your rear shock. I have a 2014 Softail and mine was set on 0 from the factory, according to HD service dept., it should have been set to 2 from the factory. Because of my weight and riding two up a lot, and according to owners manual, I adjusted to 4. I replaced the Dunlop severely cupped tire at that time, and 6000 miles later, no wobble coming out of corners, and no more tire problems…

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        • Joseph Ward

          Buy Avon tires.I have looked and read tires are a huge factor,but not the only factor.The way the engine and tranny are mounted is possible the real reason.The movement of the two could be the cause of the cupping .Hard to think that a company that knows of these problems is would do nothing to fix it.So my opinion is both are playing the quite game.Paas the buck.. The cost to fix all the bikes would Bankrupt a company.Thats stretching it a bit.But think about it. This isn’t the first time. Harley has left it’s riders out in the cold…Avon tires are the besttires on the market.Hands down!!$ Try em

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    • Paul

      I changed both rear tire and swing arm bushings and at 80 I still have the same issue dose anyone else have any idea what else to do

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      • mark

        go research GLIDE-PRO stabilizer, had the same on my 1999 RK and my 2007 CVO
        Road King, ended up fitting the glide-pro system, well worth it.

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      • Garytaylorgibbsgibbs

        Is the fall away adjusted correctly? What does the front wheel bearings look like? Or the neck bearings ?

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    • Michael

      If its NOT the cause, it still needs to be addressed…. It isn’t safe…. Just change the tire and if you wobble is gone you can join me on the “I hate Dunlop tires ” platform!

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      • jon

        So your saying all Dunlops are shit? I agree with the factory Dunlops on my 15′ Ultra they are cupped and need to be replaced with 13k on them. Have you or any body you know tried the new Dunlop elite touring? they are trying to sell me a set of them claiming they are an awesome tire?

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        • Wayne

          I haven’t had a problem ever, in my 40 plus years of riding with Dunlop D402′ s.getting 13k on any touring bike tire is nothing to squawk about fella. However, I tried the new Dunlop Elite and after 4000 miles. The tire now has 1″ and 2″ splits in the center and are wide enough you can see the cords, all the way around it. I have been waiting three days so far, to see what Dunlop has to say about it. You guys having wooble problems, I have a stabilizer under the tranny area,on my 2002 Electra glide classic it has 90,000 on it with a new s&s 111 and runs straight all the time with no wobble at 100 plus mph. I hope this helps ( I also upgraded the shocks front and rear..

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          • RICHARD

            @Wayne. What brand stabilizer do have installed under your tranny? True-Track or Progressive?

        • Kenbrown

          Don’t be a heater of Dunlop tires, I put 30,000 miles on mine, front and rear, so you had a bad experience,

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        • Ken brown

          I have had great service out of my Dunlop tires,
          Had a wobble at 4000 miles Front tire cupped, Harley said it was the head nut adjustment,
          They adjusted and put on new tire, ran my d407 for 25000 miles think that good for motor cycle tire new set of Harley Dunlop d407 at 10000 miles on new set….
          So I think Dunlop tires are as good as they get…
          Sorry to hear you had problem,
          ….

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  3. Daniel

    I was having this same issue when I hit about 75, but I didn’t have to be in a curve. The back end of my 2001 Heritage Springer would start to wobble and felt like I was riding on ice. I found that my spokes were loose on the back rim. I had them replaced with chrome spokes and after they trued up the wheel, no more wobble.

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  4. Dick Baker

    I have experienced wobble in the rear with spoke wheels when I broke a spoke and others came loose

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    • Chris

      The wobble is in the rear swing arm mounting to Engine\ Trans assembly. Equipment to purchase, True-Trax, Primo rivera slugs, and descent tires like Metzler or Pirreli.This will reduce the wobble (i did it to my bike) View harley death wobble on youtube. Please remember Harley Davidson will state there product will not wobble at “legal posted speeds”

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      • constancebk

        The death wobble you refer to is not on the newer 2009 and up frames. I had an 06 Ultra and it had the wobble but I never did anything for it other than avoiding high speed curves on bad pavement.

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        • Justin Rogers

          I experience this exact thing this morning on my 2010 street glide. Slight left turn at 100. I thought I was done for. I have owned this bike since 09 and have just about 40K on it now. This is the first time this has ever happened

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        • R marchmonte

          Bought my 2012 ultra and at 45-55mph it started to wobble scared the crap outta me, debating whether to trade it in

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          • Johnny

            The wobble in the front end at 45-55 mph is caused by the front tire being cupped. Change the front tire.

        • Ed

          2007 Road King Police. I’ve never had this issue before, on any of my previous bikes, no matter what it was. I switched from Dunlops to Michelin Commanders because the Dunlops wore out too fast. This wobble just appeared this past weekend on a 170 mile ride. At about 90, rear end began to wobble. Slowed down to about 80, and it goes away. My first thought was swing arm bushings, but like I said…I’ve never had this problem before. I could see spokes, improper tire pressure, even worn bearings…but I don’t have spokes, and I checked my tire pressure before the start…I’ll need to check those bearings I guess. I’ll check into those swing arm braces.

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  5. Chuck

    Yeah Ken, Slow down… 90 -100 in a curve is a death wish. I bet you were standing up on the seat also. !(:-oh my)

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    • TheMaddYooper

      I would get the bike up on a center lift and start checking it out. Unhook the shocks and see if there is any side slop. Then assuming there was no slop to be found I would remove the rear wheel and check the bearings, the balance and if it has spokes check the wheel for broken spokes and run out. Start with the simplest stuff first check the air pressure before you put it on the lift. An alignment issue should show significant rear tire wear fairly quickly. If it ain’t right, fix it before you ride it.

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    • Jarry

      Only an idiot with a death wish would go into a curve at 90-100 mph on a heavy tour bike, my friend went off a cliff thru a tree on the way down and died right in front of us because he went into a curve at high speed not knowing it was a hair pen curve. If your a good rider don’t do it!!!

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      • TheMaddYooper

        Jarry I am truly sorry to here about your friend. I mean that sincerely. I too have lost friends to the road. The worst was my neighbor and his wife.The worst part of this was it was in town.On a river that paralleled the river it is curvy. They were on a sport bike and I was on my ultra. Brad always hammered it on that stretch of curves. He did that one to many times. A 10 ton dump truck took them out coming from the other direction head on.Need less to say the bike lost.I have to leave it at that.
        Along time ago I came to grips with the fact that when you hop on a bike and the crap hits the fan you might as well be a bug hitting a windshield. As a result I don’t drink and ride any more ( haven’t drank any alcohol since Nov. 6 08) I never ride at dusk or dawn, If I don’t know the road I’m on I’m a perfect rider law and order every time. I am meticulous about the mechanical condition of any bike I ride.
        I found it made it easy to relax and have a good time. If I die riding I’ll die happy doing something I have loved my whole life.

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  6. george

    i have a 05 ultra that has scared me pretty bad a couple of times,i had a dunlop rear tire and i replaced it with the michellin commander two and it helped it alot but not gone completely my stomach hurt for two hours after it started wobbling at 110mph and no matter what i did it wouldnt quit i just eventually had to let off and ride it out really scary make sure you have the proper air pressure and get the tire i mentioned

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    • chuckmatheson

      Yes, slow down George. Take it from me, I went down at 70mph, run off the freeway by a big rig. Laid up for 2 years. It’s not fun. I broke my back in 2 places and pelvis in 3 plus many many other bones. Pins, plates and screws hold me together now. I was doing the speed limit. No need to go 110 unless you have a death wish. Peace brother.

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  7. VIC BARONI JR

    I have been trying to cure the wobble on 2 different bikes (08 flhx and 91 flhs). No luck. My 08 flhr seems a bit better, but have not put enough miles on it to give an opinion. Have tried true-trac on both, no luck. As far as I know Harley does not even admit there is a wobble due to numerous lawsuits. You will never get a straight answer out of any magazine because Harley and aftermarket parts are there bread and butter. I am no engineer but seems to me the only cure is to isolate the swingarm from the drivetrain. I would like to try custom cycle steering stabilizer but not sure if that truly addresses the issue and is a bit pricey. Have been with Harley for over 40 years and won’t leave them but may have to test ride a new Indian. Seems there swing arm is mounted independently, Could say a lot more but seems to fall on deaf hears when talking to people who can do something about it. Thanks for letting me vent.

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  8. TheMaddYooper

    I just did some looking, I found: Dunlap Wobble and weave on youtube. They call head shake wobble. It’s an older video but I found it very interesting.

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  9. Mike Baird

    One factor that can cause a H-D to “wobble” under certain conditions is the way in which the rear transmission mount and swing arm pivot are one in the same. What happens under certain conditions is that as you twist the throttle for more power it causes the rear of the engine/transmission to torque slightly off center sideways and in doing so it shifts the swing arm off center. I experienced this “wobble” on my 2013 FLHX on two different occasions while accelerating through sweeping curves. The cure/remedy is to install a fixture that stabilizes the rear of the transmission so that it cannot move sideways. There are several on the market. I installed a True-Track on my ride and have no indication of any “wobble” since. Also, the rear tire shows perfectly even tire wear with no signs of any alignment or tracking problems.

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  10. Stephen Tristan

    In regards to wobble ride. Recommend wheel axle end play max .002″ check with a dial indicator. If it is above. 002″ shims may need to be installed. Inspect sealed bearings O.D & wheel hub I.D and or if you’d once had them replaced. If so and bearing cases were not aligned correctly with installation tool it doesn’t take much to damage wheel hub and slop could be an issue. Result is a damaged wheel hub. Also it is a good idea to use a dial indicator on rotor discs and check for warpage rotor. Check your service manual for warpage.Ex. Spin rotor if dial indicator has a .004″ reading then its. 008″ total warped. Hope this helps anyone with this issue.

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  11. Jerry

    It’s not on the wabble , I just bought me a day a Wideglide 04 , not use to having a narrow wheel how can I put a wider wheel and tire on it.

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  12. TheMaddYooper

    I have watched that Dunlop video a couple times now and I am amazed. I have own quite a few touring bikes and while I have slowed down some there was a time that I had the need for speed. I have never experience “Weave” on any bike much less a touring bike. The video show the difference of just 16 lbs. can make. I am and have always been a Wide Glide an Upper Mich farm boy who has worked his whole life I haven’t weighed less than 225 lbs since I was 16. I played Nose tackle in hs football. You get the picture.
    Once I was certain the bike in question is mechanically sound I would put as many cans of your favorite beverage in the saddle bags and see if I could make it weave. A 30 pack weigh about 24 lbs.
    While it is true that if you do the speed limit you will never experience weave. The blonde in the Mecedes that just passed you is doing at least 85mpg.

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  13. Gentleman Joe

    I get a wobble on my 2014 CVO at about 110 mph on a straight road. Only 2500 miles on it. We will see what the dealer says at the 5000 mile service but I would like other input. Thanks,

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  14. Butch

    Rear wheel Wobble: be sure wheel bearing is good, everything tight to specs, (spokes too). air in tire helps!

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  15. Colin

    I experienced wobble when I loosened my grip on the handlebars on my ’03 FLSTF. It got worse with the tour pack on the bike. My rear Metzler 880 was pretty worn, and the wobble totally went away when I replaced it.

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    • Ed

      dwac, if that stock tire goes a little off center on an unstable surface, yer goin’ down. I have a 95 wg, and I’m going to get one of those wide 19″ rims, or a 16″…scary feeling to have that thing try and throw ya.

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  16. steveleigh

    Hey guys and gals: I own a 2002 Road King and have experience the same “wobble” for quite a while. I put 18in. ape hangers on it and thought maybe that was the problem. Also, thought maybe in was a cross-wind here in Florida that might be the source. My mechanic could not find any problem with any part of the front-end and the wobble is not felt in the rear. Good to know others might be experiencing a similar issue. Looking forward to some remedy.

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  17. KC Slider

    Bought my first HD Electra Glide in 1995. Had the dealer do the stage 1 kit and took it on a trip to New Mexico. Hwy US 56 in the OK panhandle I took it up to 105 just to see if I could break 100 and I did (OK not the smartest thing to do but..). Unfortunately it went into a high speed wobble/tank slapper and I never got it back under control. Jumped off at about 95 mph and slid/rolled for about 400 feet before me and the bike finally stopped. Thank God it was a straight road and I had minor injuries. But I was 20 miles from the nearest town (Boise City, OK) which had a very small hospital and an ambulance that I think they had to jump start to come get me. Anyway I started researching Harley High Speed wobble and found out it was especially serious in the 95 and 95 FLH frames. 97 frames and up, not so much.

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  18. Dante from RI

    Let me start by saying I’m very experienced in high speed handling. My 04 road king had the same wobble stock that it did w 16 inch apes, 21 front, avon front and rear and progressives front and rear.. felt like the bike was bending in half.i installed a progressive frame link that connects the pass foot peg mount to the tranny pan and it cured the problem. Cheap too it was under $200

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  19. Patrick

    this can be caused by any of the following:
    Incorrect steering head bearing adjustment
    Incorrect fork fluid levels
    Bad forks or rear air shock pressure differences
    Incorrect tire pressure
    Incorrect drivetrain alignment
    I’ve even seen a guy that had his left bag packed with leathers and tools while his other bag remained empty. That turned out to be his issue.

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  20. Rick Fisher

    my 2012 street glide has a wobble when I dive into a sharp curve, and at high speed in a turn. Tires look descent , good tread on both. Some people say my tires are starting to cup a little. The tires weren’t cupped when they were new, and I’ve had this problem since day one. Would love to find a cure !

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  21. danny

    my super glide custom dyna wooble since I bought it at high speed in curve its a 2008

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  22. greg desmith

    I do not think these anti wobble things work at all. The problem can be rider error. Like fighting rail grooves instead or just going with them, or not relaxing when they ride. There may be mechanical problems with certain bikes, but if this was a serious problem the company would fix it. Don’t get caught up in the hype of a product. Check your riding style first.

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    • fuelchief

      Greg, Perhaps you have never experienced this wobble. It is much more severe than just grooves in a rode. I been riding 20 years on many bikes. This is not a little shake, this is a full out wobble. Mine occurs at low and high speeds. I can roll in neutral at 25 mph and it can wobble. It is obviously a variation of things, I have corrected some of it with checking tire pressure more often, repacking my load, dealer checked and reset head bearing and forks. It is much better now, but not completely gone. I am not sure how the other guy was unable to control the wobble, even braking works if you are straight with no lean. But, I want it gone, I have a ’14 FLHX with only 17K, I bought new.

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      • John

        This is the first comment I’ve seen on low speed wobble. In my case, I replaced my Commander IIs (pretty good except in the wet) with ME888s. There was an immediate wobble between 15-25 mph. Wobble is worse when cold or on cement pavement. Re-seated beads on front & rear, re-checked balance (spot on) varied air pressure up & down 3 psi in 1 psi increments. Checked steering head bearing – right on spec (3.25 swings). Checked rear shock pressure. I then contacted JP (online purchase) who sent me to Metzeler, who sent me to local Metzeler dealer to remove tires and give to Metzeler rep to send to Metzeler USA for evaluation. Metzeler dealer wanted $150 to R&R tires that Metzeler will not reimburse nor will Metzeler provide loaner tires (you must purchase) so bike is down for who knows how long, and Metzeler dealer will not store bike without charging $20 / day. What a bunch of crap! Seems to me that since wobble started immediately (I rode the bike to the tech and he installed the tires within 30 minutes), they should believe me that the tire(s) is defective and make it right as quickly as possible without cost. The way it is right now is an extremely dangerous safety issue as I cannot let go of the handle bars at any speed and excessive wobble in the bars at low speed. Now, my mission is to flame Metzeler on the internet every chance I get.

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      • Andrew

        If you want it gone, replace the front engine mount. Or buy a sport bike….BMW’s are nice

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    • RedMan

      Greg, we’ve just now fixed some of the stuff on my 1980 FLH E-Glide. Wobble gone. Although no additional stuff was required, I can assure you the technical stuff we had to correct had a dramatic impact on how this bike got “still” after severe wobbling, swaying, slapping, etc, at 65-70 mph. It was so bad that I couldn’t change gears or move my foot for braking, in the 55-65mph zone. It’s gone, quiet now. Very happy chappie, trust me

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  23. bsiersma

    I experienced a “weave” on my 2012 FLHTK with 7,000 miles while in a curve at high speed, very scary and very lucky to keep it up. The service manual under Steering Head Bearings pg 1-45 states: ” A steering head that is too tight can interfere with the vehicle’s ability to absorb a weave. A steering head that is too loose can interfere with the vehicle’s ability to absorb a wobble “. My steering head was too tight, it would swing full right then back to center. Check your service manual and follow the instructions or take it to your dealer. I also rebuilt the forks and checked tires, shocks and wheel bearings. I never want to experience this again.

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  24. Michael

    Son had the wobble at about 30MPH on his 2010 SE Ultra. He replace rear tire, no help. Replaced front tire and adjusted the nect bearing..wobble gone!! The rear tire had blew out, separated plys. He changed the front just to be safe.

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    • Michael

      Neck Bearing. LOL Also tires had less than 5000 miles on them, no outside evidence of being bad.

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  25. tony paparella

    There was a recent article about this problem in either American Iron, American Iron Garage or American Iron BAGGER. Progressive makes a fix which bolts to the bottom of the engine and to the frame.

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  26. Brownbear1000

    Had back tire changed now my bike is all over the road at speeds of 60 plus if a car God by me it’s like a semi truck going by or a wind going over the road I am all over the road I have to really hang onto the bike the bike was ok until you Uke’s Harley Davidson got dun with it its a 04 RoadKing classic

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    • Tom D - Baltimore

      After reading all the comments so far. I can completely relate to your statement. ’99 Road King, Replaced rear tire and now get a minor wobble at 60mph+.
      The rear alignment is perfect according to Service manual. I installed a true-track and it didn’t help my issue at (the bike rides alot better…. but didn’t fix the problem I bought it for.
      Since it never happened before the tire change….. Its pretty obvious the tire is the issue. I am going to adjust my steering head. If that doesn’y fix the issue. I will invest in a Pirelli Night Dragon MT-90. Seems like they have helped other people too.

      L&R

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  27. Henry

    It could be an unbalanced tire or a wheel might have gone bad, especially if it is a spokes.

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  28. Hammer

    My 2013 Ultra has the wobble, but I am inclined to believe it is caused by the front tire. Thumbing around on the genius I found Dunlop might have put out a bad batch of front 17″ tires. At around twenty-five MPH down shift into second gear and let go of the bars by lifting your hands just an inch or two above the bars. If you get the wobble at a low speed it is more than likely the front tire.

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    • John

      This is the second comment I’ve seen on low speed wobble. In my case, I replaced my tires with ME888s. There was an immediate wobble between 15-25 mph. See my comment to FuelChief above for details.

      It appears that Metzeler may have un-loaded a batch of bad tires betting on the fact that most riders will give-up because of the cost of online purchase warranty coverage. Seems to me that since wobble started immediately (I rode the bike to the tech and he installed the tires within 30 minutes and I rode home), they should believe me that the tire(s) is defective and make it right as quickly as possible without cost. The way it is right now is an extremely dangerous safety issue as I cannot let go of the handle bars at any speed and excessive wobble in the bars at low speed. Now, my mission is to flame Metzeler on the internet every chance I get.

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  29. Tom DeBoni

    I have an 04 Road King, and it scared me at 85 in a quarrying headwind while passing a truck – the front end got very light and loose. I fixed it by installing a Ryder Str8 on the underside. Several similar fixes exist, but I can’t compare them.

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  30. wally

    I have a 02 road king classic . had same problem twice, found loose spokes one time and low air in rear shocks second time .

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  31. Tim

    I tried lot of things. Changing fork oil wt, checking tree and forks in case out of line or bent. Even check rear end . Went to different brand of tires and that cured it. Next tire change might think about that. Otherwise was going to put steering damper on. Can’t guarantee to fix problem. This is what worked for me.

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  32. Kim

    I have a 2009 Electra-Glide and occasionally experience front wobble if I let go of one handle bar! Made sure air pressure was up on both tires but it still wobbles. Any ideas?

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    • Dennis Santopietro

      Hi Kim, Thank you for your comment. We have not done a video on this issue yet but there are many riders that have commented on what they have done to help fix the issue here on this page.

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      • john

        hi kim had same problem took to dealer installed new tires the back was cupped pretty bad previous owner didn’t check pressure often solved low speed wobble but in long sweeping turns I feel the rear sliding or bouncing installed true trac problem solved

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    • Steve

      Windshield may be causing your wobble. By letting go of the handlebars the wind hitting the shield may be shaking the front end.

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  33. David Boullion

    I have a story about wobble at high speeds on a Harley..For what its worth.. I been on metric bikes all my life.. My last bike was a yamaha Stratoliner 2008 model.. it was a very good motorcycle with no problems or issues..I bought a 2010 Harley ultra limited about 3 years ago.. It seemed to me when trying to do high speed curves and stuff that my bike had this wobble in it from the rear and from the front too..It had the stock suspension.. stock oem dunlop tires at the correct pressures.. Nothing to attribute aftermarket changes to.. It just seemed to be really floaty and somewhat unstable but not to a dangerous or backing out degree. I purchased one of those Stabilizer gizmo kits that attached to the frame under the tranny.. It seemed to give the bike a bit more vibration but all in all I felt it improved the ride.. I was content..I had my 103 engine turned into a high output 110″ and after that I changed shocks and had the front end redone by Traxxion dynamics.. Put Legend’s air suspension on back.. When I went with the SE high capacity oil pan I had to remove the stabilizer system gizmo.. But much to my surprise I didn’t really find my bike being as wobbly as before.. Somewhat stunted I quizzed the guys at my Harley dealership which I will say seem to be a much better lot of fellows than most I meet from other dealerships.. They asked me if when I encountered the wobbles did I try to compensate or correct it..My answer is heck yes.. With a fervent passion I fight it.. They suggested that I allow the bike to work it out by itself. That my bike will not feel like most other metric bikes at 110 or plus in curves and winding roads.. Its meant to be a plush ride.. At their advice and with much nervousness I tried it their way and I must say that although the bike does have this floaty and sorta not so cool feeling in the twisties at those speeds that when I leave it alone it seems to always straighten out and come out all the good..

    So what I am trying to say from a strictly metric background is the Harley may not really be happy with such high speeds in twisties.. Not the ultra limited anyway.. But it does tend to auto correct as long as I hold the bars gently and carefully.. So I am just wanting to share my experience with a Harley wobble.. It was drive induced so to speak..

    thanks..

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    • Don

      I have 3 FLH /82 police/08 police/13 cvo ultra all behave basically the same. If you are having a little fun and let the bike roll through the turn or brake as your laying the bike in they tend become unsettled. Try braking early, rolling on a little power as you lay the bike in then more power as you exit the apex. The steady power keeps the bike settled in through the corner rather than switching from braking with the already heavy front end loaded down even more then onto the power with the bike leaned over. The heavy bike is fighting itself as it try’s to regain its balance. This has been my experience over 45 years on 2 wheels if the bike is mechanilly sound. learn to ride what ya got! It works for me and it’s free

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      • Anton

        Hi Don, my 1980 FLH E-Glide gets the wobble from 65 mph on a straight road. Ever experienced this?

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        • RedMan

          Anton, We finally got mine sorted this week (also a 1980 FLH E-Glide). Exactly the same problem at 65-70 mph (very bad sway/swing/wobble on a straight road).
          We replaced the rear axle bearings, replaced swing-arm bearings, replaced rubber mounts for shocks, tightened the fork clamp (cross-member type metal), replaced handlebar dampers, and removed fairing. We’ll try again next weekend, after we’ve replaced the fairing.
          Runs beautifully now. We’ve not attached any of the aftermarket gizmo’s, and it’s doing great now – we can’t get hold of them here in Namibia (Africa), especially not at the current exchange rates.
          Will test it with some heavier load for the open road (for a long dreamt-of road trip) to see if it holds.

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  34. Bert Gerritsen

    I have a 2006 Street Glide, that had a scary wobble in curves, had the head bearing adjusted, changed the tyres to Michelin, and found by lowering the rear two inches made a huge difference in handling, no more scary wobbles, plus looks a lot better.

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  35. 2013dynasuperglide

    I was trying to find out about installing a front fork brace. At high speed, I get some front end shaking on my 2013 Super Glide Custom FXDC. I have viewed YouTube videos and looks simple to install. What is your thougths on the fork brace? Thanks

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  36. Scott

    I had the same issue 2 yrs ago on my 2002 FLSTC Heritage Classic. Around 65 mph I would get the death wobbles. I went to my favorite shop and they replaced my neck bearings then took it for a test ride. Still had issues with wobble. Then they took apart my rear end and after inspecting everything looked good. They took the rim off and were tightening all my spokes when they realized the last people to instal my rear tire put the tube in wrong. Those people were a harley dealership. So anyways BBD took the time to fix it and after it was all said and done it was a direct result of the new rear tire being installed wrong.

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  37. Mike

    Not sure about the hard bag models but soft bags have warnings of instability at speeds over 85. Could be a weight swap especially going into a curve.

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    • Bob Offer

      Hey all,

      here are some idea’s

      1) has the bike been down ? You could have an out of alignment frame. You can check with some very straight board. Any good repair shop can fix
      2) the motor mount cage idea above is another good spot to look and reinforce
      3) tires ( tires are speed rated – it has to do with side walls )
      4) spokes or out of true, custom wheel shape ( this is dynamically balanced on a special machine) . Because it looks pretty and solid, doesn’t mean its true. Scribe it to see . Both wheels
      5) Shaft and bearings need be checked
      6) drive train every thing – , pulleys gears etc

      If you have a loose bike …. you have a loose bike and that’s not smart. Find a good small custom builder and find your problem. 90 is fast …. but don’t do 50 till you know the problem is cured because it may get worse ….. there is a reason . . Properly balanced and tuned bikes don’t wobble.

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  38. Daniel

    Hi, all. I ride a 2001 Heritage Springer and last summer I started getting a terrible wobble at about 65 mph. Turns out my rear spokes were coming loose. I had new spokes put on and the wheel trued and, what do you know, no more wobble.

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  39. jerry

    when changing to a 23″ front rim repalcing the tripple tree to a 41” mm will that help with the trail so that it will not wobble. what will be the best method to prevent the wobble that i hear about??

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  40. Joe K.

    I have only found wobble on 95 and later FLH’s with low tire pressure and/or loose spokes. That is from a P.H.D. trained technician over the last 35 years. Worn or loose engine stabilizers can also contribute to wobble, but I have never actually seen it. My one owner 1993FLHTP with over 310,000 miles has NEVER wobbled at speeds up to 125+ on any road surface, but I AM anal about meticulous pre ride checks and maintainance.

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  41. Donald

    Hi I have been riding over 30 years, and have owned both sport bikes and touring. I now own a 2003 Road King Classic. I have never experienced the front end wobble that everyone seems to be taking about. But i have experienced the bike drifting in the opposite direction when in a turn at higher speeds. (70-90). I did alot of research and found the bushings that are on the swingarm are not big enough for the diameter of the isolater. When in a turn under throttle the engine and transmission shift to one side and the back wheel follows. I have tried the fix you conect to the trans, the one where you change the axle and add a bigger bushing to the isolater.
    And the latter is better. And you riding habits do matter,so ride safe.
    The product i used was Glide-Pro a little expensive but well worth it.
    Donald

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  42. michael

    MY question is not about wobble.It was haul to adj. flstfi 2002 shocks.Bike is bottoming out,hitting very hard on bumps,and my final drive belt hits primary inn cover,leaving a mark on top of belt.Can anyone help.Thank you Mlchael S.

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    • Customer Service Techs

      Even stock Softail shocks can be adjusted to compensate for the problem you are experiencing. If your stock shocks are already heavily preloaded, our you have no more adjustment; we would suggest looking into shocks by Progressive Suspension.

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      • Donald

        Excellent advice…I ride a 2012 Heritage FLSTC and never had issues with wobble, just a mushy, antiquated suspension that felt wierd on curves and rattled me to bits over railroad tracks n whatnot. I upgraded to the Progressive gas cartridge front shocks and heavy duty rear shocks as I am about 220lbs and have hung enough parts on it for touring ease that it must amount to 40 lbs at least. I have had SO MUCH fun blasting through sweeping curves at up to 80mph…solid as a rock, it feels awesome! It glides over railroad tracks like they’re smooth butter, dampening so fast I can’t feel a thing. Awesome upgrade and with a tour coming up, can’t wait to see how it handles the luggage. Finally wearing off the chicken strips on my tires, stock Dunlops and the bike is so responsive and capable now, this kind of suspension should be stock. All this with a tourpak, engine guard/saddlebag guards and adjustable highway pegs and a straight up kickstand hung on a Softail….600 to 900 mile days are a breeze. Cool runnings mon.

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  43. Oscar Rojas

    I have 06 road king and at 60mph when I lay of the throttle it’s starts wobbling on the rear tire what can I do to fix this problem.

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  44. Sean Riley

    In my 29 years of experience I have seen this high speed wobble more and more since Harley started putting the grease zert in the neck, this has caused your tech’s to get lazy and not do the recommended fall away check during a service, all the extra grease pumped into the neck will mask a potentially deadly situation, if you have a wobble have your neck bearings changed and readjusted after 500 to 1000 miles and again at every service, it could save your life

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  45. Harry

    I too have had the rear end wobble. 1995 FLHT…It only happened when shifting (up or down) and accelerating or decelerating. It got so bad that the rear wheel bearings disintegrated in less than 15 miles. Assembled by the book, with same parts that came off it…Ny ideas?

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    • Customer Service Techs

      Hi, Harry. This post and all the comments for possible solutions are what we can offer at this time. If you have any other concerns, please contact us at 1-855-231-0653.

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  46. Thresa

    I have a wobble after 70mph. It started after purchasing new tires. I can’t find out how to fix it

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  47. Mark

    I have a 1999 roadking my bike whobbles so I installed a engine stabilzer on it ,motor mounts did not replace they look good… After set and done it still whobbles the handle bars do when I go over 75????please help

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  48. Donald

    My 2012 Heritage Classic never ever wobbled at any speed or curve before or after the Progressive Suspension upgrade and after over 45,000 miles on the original suspension and many of those miles in the rain I never had any problem. Last spring I was touring the Texas Hill country coming into Kerrville I believe…a long straight flat asphalt road. It had rained but was clearing and there was just a sheen of water. I found that when I tried going anything over 55mph the bike started wobbling violently, it even intensified after slowing down(no braking, just backed off the throttle)…whew that was scary. It hasn’t happened again so I am spooked, was it the road surface? It only happened in the wheel tracks, so I rode on the bumpier edges with no problem at all, just that one road. Perhaps they’d oiled it prior?

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  49. bob whiteside

    after hitting a deer last june, had the front end done and ended with what felt like a rear wobble but was cure with readjustment of the neck bearing. some riders said that even banging a curb could make a need for this adjustment, im riding a 2010 heritage

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  50. John

    I had a very scary moment touring in spain on my 1999 roadking which has the progressive touring link fitted I’ve spent a lot of money on my bike and was on a long open stretch of road took speed upto 95 mph as I powered up the speed I started to get a serious wobble as I backed off it got worse and the wheels started to get that gyroscope affect I was fighting with the handlebars and I’m very very strong it got worse as I slowed so as I’m fighting with the bike I gave it more throttle which helped I actually felt the bike skip a few inches as I kept my grip on the front end this all happened in 1 to 2 mins but felt like a life time having those standard rubber mounted handlebars did not help at all first job when I got home was to bin them and fit solid mounts progressive front end and progressive rear shocks it’s improved but when I take bike upto 80 85 I can still feel the front end getting a bit unstable. I don’t know what to do

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    • Customer Service Techs

      Hi, John. Check front end fall away. Your neck bearings may be loose. Inspect your wheel bearings and bearing end play. Inspect or replace your swingarm bushings.

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  51. justin

    after reading the replies i saw very little on proper suspension setup for the weight its carrying. that would be the first step. It’s not hard to do but you’ll need a helper. while doing it check the rear shocks (and front) for problems. my sportster was “swimming” around the corners it had a bent shock (took a straight edge to spot it) on one side and both the 04 glide and 05 road king will so the same thing if the air pressure in the rear shocks is not set properly and balanced from side to side.

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  52. Anthony Michael

    I suffered a wobble at 60-80 mph on my RKC 200 model, when I owned it. The problem came down to loose spokes on the rear wheel. I suggest you get, (if you have spoked wheels), to check those first.

    Hope this is of some help.

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  53. Steve

    I recently notice at speeds of 70-80mph, I have a wobble (rear end?) on my 2014 Tri Glide. I just turned 5000 miles on bike. I have checked tire pressure and rear shock air pressure and both are good. I also noticed when parked, and sitting on bike, I can shake my rear end and get the same feeling. Any suggestions to correct this?

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  54. patrick baillargeon

    I have a 2012 road king police. During slow speed maneuvers and tight turns, figure eights, etc., I notice a wobble or skip in the front tire, almost like I lose traction for an instant. Is this mechanical or my tire (Dunlop original specs)?

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  55. Lee

    I just had this happen again running 70. I have had this go on with different Harleys since the 70s. Most of the time it was with bikes with windshields. Cause is a couple of things. Speed, wind turbulent from other cars and trucks. Road conditions, engine harmonics reacting with other vibrations. Also the frame design causing more weight on the frontend. There are a couple of other items. If you experience this do not slow down very fast it will make it worse. If going straight just start letting off a little then lead just a little to one side and the wobble will start to stop.

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  56. Matthew

    06 softail,stock tires,spoke front,21solid rear,55 tire, i feel the bike is coming around me when im cornering at 65mph,braking an downshifting to 50mph. Wht could be the reason(s

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    • Customer Service Techs

      This string of posts is a great resource to run through and check on your motorcycle. Check tire pressure, mounts, spokes, wheel end play, tire trend depth and neck adjustment.

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  57. vincepainter

    To fix wobble on all roadglides tighten front bearing till tight back off until you have one swing away problem solved

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  58. Chris

    2014 Ultra Limited, Tires are Michelin Commanders, I have FOBO bike sensors on metal valve stems, 17000 miles. Front end get a wobble at around 40+ mph, and sometimes after riding at interstate speeds, it wobbles at lower speeds, 20mph or so. Any ideas why it will do this.

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  59. Dan hirsch

    Why does Harley not have a maintennce schedule for rear wheel bearings on my 2012 heritage? I had major failure at 28000 miles. Need new wheel due to damage!

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  60. david baker

    I have always had the death wobble on my 2004 ultra classic.had it in shop,and always found an excuse why,not a fix.I will say on my paticular bike I changed tires from dunlop to metzler my wobble stopped and could not make it wobble after that.I recentley purchased michelin tires,and it seems to be much worse.Thoughts is metzlers will have to go back on the bike

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  61. Willie

    My 2012 FLSTC had a horrible wobble. Dealer said add air to rear tire. Didn’t help so he said remove air. Nothing. Stopped in to have them check it out. Tech came from shop with scared look and told me I can’t leave with that rear wheel. It had been recalled and several had wobbled before catastrophic failure.

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  62. Spoons

    I had a wobble on my bike and checked every thing like the bearings and such but it ended up being the wheel spokes that were to lose so I tightened them up and after going down the road it was ok for a while but losened up again so i bought some mag wheels and put them on and that took care of my wobble

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  63. Luis

    We are currently trying to figure out how to fix swing arm wobble on a 1992 Electra Glide (1340 Evo engine). The wobble starts around 65 MPH and of course, gets worse the faster you go. Is it possible to have a video on how to address this issue?

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  64. Gerard

    Yao have the same problem on my 2007 cvo road king first it was over a 110 now anything over 90 got a Harley tech to look at it when on holiday and he said it was steering which he adjusted,made no difference!same thing on my way home,just wondering is it a manufacturer fault because my friend bought a 2008 cvo Road King exactly the same bike but it has 2 engine stabilizers and he has no problem??

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  65. Angelena

    03 fat boy, just got new ww dunlop front and back, and have a wobble when i hit 75 that i never had before. WTH. She was fine when she went in just needed new shoes. HELP

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  66. Joe

    I have a 2011 FLSTC, just had the lower legs replased with chromed OEM. Noticed at 70+ I start to get a ” wobble/vibration” in the front end on curves. Nothing crazy, but never had a issue prior. I have a 21″ fat spoke on Vee Rubber. The shop that did the work said it is my tire, but only had this issue after the lower’s were put on. Not sure where to go on this one…

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    • Customer Service Techs

      Hi Joe. There should not be any changes after only replacing the lower sliders.
      We suggest checking your neck adjustment.

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  67. David shaw

    All my research and personal experience points to the swingarm allowing lateral movement. Harley knows about this problem but refuses to fix or address this. Everyone who has this problem needs to fill out the online complaint form with http://www.NHTSA.gov . it is the antiquated swingarm engineering. Even new bikes have this problem. Also see CBS.5az.com/story/14896060/some -harley-motorcycles-plagues-by -death-wobble. A technical aspect can be learned from https://delcurmudgeon.wordpress.issues with hunnums h-d.com.

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  68. David shaw

    Also watch CBS.5az.com/story/14896060/some-harley-motorcycles-plagued-by-death-wobble also youtu.be/gmw6qppxney

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    • Mitch

      I have a 2002 Ultra Classic a previous owner tricked out a bit. High compression Screaming eagle motor, 21/18 Fat daddy rims, etc… This thing was perfect when I bought it, then I had a rear blow out. Replaced the rear tire and the wobble started. I have replaced the front tire to match the back and had the neck adjusted, the whole front end inspected, both tires removed from the rim and inspected and it is better but not good enough. At around 90 it is scary as shit, and yes I have read the above posts and I understand the different views about slowing down and what not. For me personally, I want to ride the way I want…with confidence…regardless.

      One mistake I can think of: I replaced the rear with a Marathon 150/80b16 instead of the 140/80b16. It was actually the shops bad but I didn’t see what the difference would be (and I did not want to wait) so I rolled with it.

      After reading all this I will probably try changing the tire back. Seems stupid but that’s where we are.

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  69. Terry

    I had a problem with front and rear end wobble. #1 I had a shop to order and install a new rear tire. My bike wobbled in curves and at 60 mph on the straight roads. I started checking tire numbers and the shop had ordered a rear tire for a much lighter bike. I ordered the correct size tire, problem solved. Low tire pressure can also cause some serious problems. Front wobble was caused by a broken rear shock and my front forks only had about 7 ounces of fluid in each side instead of 11. Re-charged font forks,added new quad seals and O rings, replaced rear shock problem solved. I don’t clam to be a professional mechanic, I just use common sense. There are several things that can cause you to have a wobble. When you are riding and start to feel a wobble, slow down, once you get to the ” Death Wobble ” few live to tell about it. Good luck and be safe out there. Thank you

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  70. mike

    curious why it is so hard to turn a corner, and I feel like it is leaning all the time

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  71. JT

    In the Jeep world where death wobble (DW) occurs often, worn components that you could have probably gotten more use out of if still stock, tend to shift and act oddly when there are larger tires along with increased height away from the factory intended. Identify and replace those components and DW goes away as long as you’re alignment is correct and other things are also right.

    I have a 2010 Street Glide that has had wobble for as long as I can remember riding it, but I didn’t experience it until I had gotten to know the bike better and had begun to ride quicker through on/off ramps approaching speeds of 70+. While in a lean and nearing that speed my bike begins to wobble so I reduce speed and it levels out then stops.

    But mine isn’t only in curves, it also wobbles when nearing 75 MPH which is what concerns me the most. Interestingly enough, I can produce the wobble when going 30+ just with purposely bumping one end of the handlebar or the other – or gripping both and shaking them in a way that mimics handlebar movement when at higher speeds. I am still investigating and playing around with all this to determine just where there is flex occurring. Yes, I am no longer focused on there being engine, tranny, swing arm movement – but what I’ve determined to be a flexing that is occurring.

    I just wanted to make this entry so that, once I’ve begun to replace items, my posts won’t be so lengthy. I plan on replacing all stock wheel bearings with All Balls, installing a Progressive spring kit (stock height), and checking tightness in the head unit for the front forks.
    It might be important to mention that a recently installed car tire (CT) has added a certain depth of uncertainty when I was first learning how to handle it, but I’ve since gotten comfortable with it to now know that it makes no difference one way or the other regarding wobble in curves. Start/Stop grip when straight up is improved as is braking power. I’m currently running a 205/60r18 at 27 lbs air pressure. When leaning the contact patch of the tire is the same if not slightly larger than if a motorcycle tire. I add, however, that my motivation for installing this is purely to experience it, all good and bad, for the knowledge gained for when this discussion comes up. Being a MSF instructor with several certifications, I approached this project with great thought and cautiously. Thus far, I’ve found that:
    1. A car tire’s softer sidewall means softer ride experience as it absorbs more road irregularity.
    2. Stand up start/stop grip is improved as is handling in the rain.
    3. The taller and softer sidewall does introduce some initial uncertainty when leaning in curves due to subtle flexing.
    4. Your riding style will have more to do with liking a car tire or not, not its less rounded shape compared to a bike tire which requires 500 to 1000 good miles to become accustomed to the point of being comfortable with how it handles when initiating a lean. Meaning; those that are very aggressive in curves may be quicker to brush off a CT due to soft sidewall flex when aggressively taking curves. Someone that enjoys more upright riding and touring profile may be quicker to accept the CT.

    I’m sure my experience and opinion will change once I’ve addressed this frame flex issue I’m having. This, by the way, also involves doing something with the rear swing arm. I’m just not sure how yet.

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    • Anton

      I also often get a sense of instability (wobbly) when I move my foot to step on the rear brake on my 1980 FLH E-Glide

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  72. Who

    no my dyna has it brand new, had two dealers look at it…see no problems…right out of the box it did it, its my first harley and i was not aware of this issue…had i been i would not of purchased it 2015 fld

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  73. larry

    All I can do is shake my head. Driving a touring bike like sportbike. My, My what a bunch of sillyness. The swingarm is mounted in rubber of course it wiggles.

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  74. JT

    I felt the wobble from day 1 on my street glide, 2013 … nothing is worn. I also have my bike serviced at Harley and fluid changes every 2500 on all fluids … Tires are balanced at high speed … I have had my bike checked over by a few different mechanics and they all say my bike is in top shape. Cannot figure out wobble in corners.

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    • Customer Service Techs

      Make sure that your steering head bearings are properly adjusted.
      Make sure your swingarm pivot shaft is torqued to spec and that your shocks/shock bushings & shock hardware are are good and torqued to spec.
      If you are feeling unstable when cornering, you may want to look into a stabilizer.
      http://www.fixmyhog.com/video/steering-head-bearings-001310/ (ZD: 3628)

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  75. Don

    I have an 08 lowrider that has a wobble (or wiggle ) in curves above 60 mph. Almost walking.
    New steering head bearings, front fork maintenence and new front wheel bearings on a 20 bike.
    Also replaced tires which are balanced and inflated properly.
    No effect on the issue.
    Going into the rear suspension next.
    WHO THE #$@&^/% KNOWS WHAT’S CAUSING THIS?!?!?!

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  76. Donald james

    I have a 2009 road gild it wobble what can I do or what can it be in high speed?

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  77. adam

    Just dropped my 01 road king that I purchased 1 month ago off at the shop for this “death wobble” issue. One thing to look up if you are experiencing this issue is what is called a ‘true-trac’ basically a stabilizer. My bike already had one installed by the previous owner but at about 60-80mph it’ll do it. The shop said it may need to be adjusted or fixed if it is not resolved with the adjustments made (I will not know until a few hours after pick up) I will be trading it in for another bike. No need of having a bike that looks nice and could only enjoy on the surface streets

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  78. Dave Frolik

    My 1992 FLSTC developed a vibration I could feel in foot pegs all fuids are good and bike seems to run fine,but under exceleration I can feel it ,wasn’t there before. It was extremely warm yesterday mid 90’s

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  79. Roger Mccallum

    My bike started shaking like crazy a while ago. When I slow down, back brake on or off. Some one let about 10 lbs of air out of both tires. Added more but have problem.

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    • Customer Service

      Hi, Roger. We would be happy to assist you; we just need some more information. What is the make/model/year of your motorcycle?

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  80. Garland

    Wobble ~ I have a 13 Road Glide Ultra. First HD and somewhat disappointing have to deal with this. I really like the bike but it’s require some time, research and a lot of extra money. This bike only has 20k on it and I have replaced front and rear stabilizers for the engine and swing arm. One of the bearings and the shaft in the swing was questionable so I change them also while it was out. It has 2 new tires and the wheels checked for run-out. Spokes were adjusted also. I am still having what feels like rear wobble starting at 68 mph. It’s not really bad and a little more noticeable when semi”s and higher winds get involved. I have installed a front true track stabilizer that helped quite a bit. I am getting one for the rear also. I would like to run at 72 to 75 and not feel this wobble. I did watch the video on the air shocks and this might be another alternative to stopping that little bit of wobble I would like to eliminate. Any suggestion are all welcome and much appreciated.

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  81. michael

    I just got my 2016 Harley-Davidson FLSTC Heritage Softail Classic and when reaching around 80mph I feel an uncomfortable wobble of the wheels which is inherently dangerous. HD told me that yes, it was a common situation with the heritage!! Is there no legal recourse here? Shouldn’t we be able to return the bike for a full refund?

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  82. howard dick

    2016 harley flhtcu 5000 miles on bike went into a right curve and the rear end went into a wable and just got it
    control and may the curve yes i was going fast but not too fast for curve and the rear end wobble hear there is a bushing kit you but in the swing are that will stop this but can not find it

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  83. Dale Catron

    2008 street glide wobbling through the turns. Did new Harley shop wouldn’t help, now 35.000 miles and just got of Harley shop with new tires & trips back retorted neck bearing . Even worse they say nothing to do. Help

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  84. Lee

    I have a 1999 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, the other night I was riding with a group of guys. I was going about
    60 in a left hand curve the bike wobbled visously n threw me to the outer edge of the road, I road the white line
    as to ensure I didnt over adjust, Riders behind me where amazedat what they sawin slowed down. I controlled the bike made it home n took it to a Harley Davidson Mechanic. all i told him was about the wobble, Ride it n Be careful.

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  85. John

    I have a 2012 FLSTC 110″ Stage 5 Shredder and between 105 and 110 I have a fairly violent front end wobble. I thought it was fairing related, feels like buffeting not head shake like loose bearings. However I did check it with a fall away test, leave it to Harley to come up with such a Micky Mouse method for bearing adjustment. Any one have thoughts about this wobble, I am tempted to put a Memphis shade Fairing on to see if it corrects the problem. Anyone already tried that approach?

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    • Joe Szucs

      John,
      Many moons ago motorcycles used to have an adjustment knob on the steering head. A tenth of a turn one way or the other usually took care of steering wobble. Design Engineers in their infinite attitude of arrogance decided we are not smart enough to do this and eliminated it.
      Check the tire all the way around, center and sides of tread. Even slight differences cause great weight changes at high speeds of rotation which acts on the “gyroscopic stability” of a rotating wheel. The balance of the new tire could be off. 1/16 th of and ounce can have a dramatic effect on gyro stability. Try monitoring the axle nuts at slowly increasing speeds. Start at 30 and going up. If you see a rhythmic bouncing at any given speed, it is not the road it’s balance of the wheel. As your problem is not in a turn I have to lay odds you’ll find a balance problem

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  86. ascooby

    O4 Dyna Superglide (56kmiles), with Wideglide front end and 21″ narrow tire. Just put in 300 miles on new tires. First time to have this wobble at 80-90. Wideglide front end been on bike for past 4 yrs, ridden to Sturgis (3,000 miles round trip) twice at top speeds of 80-100 with no problems, until last night on straight road. Tires were replace with same Dunlop tires.

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  87. Reef

    So on my 2014 Street bob dyna, the forks will compress in and then when they come back up when i give it gas in such, there will be fork grease on the forks. Is this a problem, or just something that happens?

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  88. Joe Szucs

    The “death wobble” in the situation you mention, around curves, especially left, you can attribute to one or both listed. Check your front tire with a tread gauge for uneven wear all the way around, center and sides of the tread. A slight amount of wear at higher speeds is a maximum amount of weight change during rotation. I don’t have the engineering formula but at high speed a 1/16 of an ounce can exert ten pounds of force. When that force pushes against the “gyroscopic stability” of a rotating wheel it will try to turn the wheel, opposite of the force applied, 90 degrees ahead of the force (gyroscopic precession). Hold the axle of a bicycle wheel in both hands, have someone spin it then try to tip it left or right and see what happens. You’ll understand then what happens to a much heavier M/C tire rotating much faster. It alternates back and forth in opposite directions due to the rotation changing the force application. Tire pressure can cause it also as it allows the tire to flex more easily especially on older tires due to years of flexing or sitting (through the winter).
    The other cause I have found prevalent even on new tires or bikes is brake application laid over in a turn. Even slight brake, front or rear, disrupts the geometry of the steering by loading the front shocks more than normal. This changes the angle of the forks to the plane of the ground or vertical. (rake angle) Any change in this angle even as slight as 1/4 of one degree during a turn will alter greatly the stability of the turn geometry to the point of causing a death wobble. If both factors are present, each compounds the other and can get severe enough for you to lose any control. If it begins during a high speed turn, your first reaction is generally to apply brake. DON’T DO IT. Don’t back off the throttle all the way either. That has the same effect as brake application. Ease back on the throttle to “equilibrium” or pull the clutch in. Either will generally stop or at least reduce the wobble. Have the tire checked for unbalanced wear, no matter how slight, replace it. Also check the wheel for any side to side motion on the axle. If you can see it or feel it it’s too much, torque the axle nut to specs. If it is still present replace the spacers and while the wheel is off do the bearings also. If the wobble is still present after all that, you have fork issues that should be attended to by a professional, up to and including a fork change with new ones. I just gave you what took me 54 years to learn. Ride safe my Brothers and Sisters.

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  89. Gary Kendall

    Speed wobble, I bought a 2010 Ultra classic a year ago, wobbled at 75 -80mph, replace rear tire as it needed with in the first month, that took care of the problem, since then I have put 12,000 miles on it and the wobble is starting to come back. I will be replacing it soon !!

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  90. Keith Becker

    I have a 2006 street glide and I am experiencing wobbling also , i just purchased the bike last year wasn’t sure where to go from here .

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  91. Bruce Sharp

    I ride a 2006 Heritage ClassicI discovered wobble after changing my tires. Every time I changed lanes or avoided something on the road at 60+mph. I discovered the air in my tires was low. I brought them up to about 42lbs and found my wobble to be decreased drastically! Check your tire pressure and keep them even.
    Good Luck!

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  92. Steven Christensen

    My last experience with a Harley High Speed Wobble almost killed me. yes I was going too fast on a brand new (less than 2500 miles) 1996 Harley FLHT with solid aluminum wheels. I was going way too fast on a very straight and level road in the Oklahoma Panhandle when the rear wheel started wobbling back and forth. Finally got so bad that the entire bike was violently flipping from right engine to left engine guard and the handle bars were violently twisting in a tank-slapper that I could not control even as I tried to gradually slow down. ended up getting thrown off the bike and sliding for almost 400 feet according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. All I know is that in 95 and 96 Harley had numerous complaints from civilians and police about wildly uncontrollable wobble in their touring bikes and in 1997 Harley came out with a new frame.

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  93. Robert Cameron

    First thing i’d do is have the swing arm bushings checked,, next have the front tire & axle alignment checked,, have the bike checked for alignment back to front, next replace the tires & rims next check motor mounts,, an ad on may have an adverse affect, check the tubes, if the problem still is there only thing is left is the frame of the bike,, it depends on the type of riding that has been done,, if the bike has been off the road it may have a damage frame ,,,,,,, good luck

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  94. Derrell

    My 2012 ultra classic front wheel shakes when slow n down & only when I don’t have a good grip , thought new tires would fix the problem but it didn’t

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  95. Tom, Sr.

    Hi guys. I really enjoy your videos & responses to questions.
    I really wish your shop was in the western NY area, outside Buffalo.
    I wish you guys the best. Take care.

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  96. Bjarne

    Last year I bought a brand new CVO Street Glide 2016. I live in Denmark and usually don’t pass the speed limit 130 kmt. I though often ride to Germany where there is no speed limit on the Motorway. As soon as I passed the German border I took the bike up in speed and when I passed 160 kmt I felt some wobble and at 180 kmt I thought my last day in this life was coming! I addressed the problem to the dealer but they did not fix it. Tomorrow I will pick up the bike at the dealer after the winter break and I hope he has fixed it but I must say that I am very worried still. The dealer tell me that Harley Davidson is well avare of this problem and they have given instructions how to fix it, but then i do not understand why they not recall all bikes like mine to fix this wery dangerous problem?

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    • Kevin

      I get the death wobble on my 95 Softail at speeds over 150 MPH, but only if I let go of the bars and try to stand on the seat. I slowed down to 149 and it got a bit better

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  97. DECIO

    Mi bike FLHTCUI 2010 HAVE PROBLEM if asfalt its irregular like the front wheel move side to side,in curve like the frame have movement in the midle was replaced head bearins engine mounts “engine rubbers”,still have the same problem,checked wheel bearings,replaced fork seals,checked rear shocks,still same prolblem,tightened the sub frame,still the same problem,i dont know whats more to do. HAVE YOU A SUGESTION?

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  98. Tim Cooper

    I purchased new Commander II, took it to a local shop and twice they couldn’t balance it. I then took it to HD dealer same issue. Michelin is sending my money back. Now the HD dealer is telling me that head bearings next to be replaced or adjustment. I think they are pulling my chain. I going to have them order a new tire and move forward. Any suggestions??? 2015 Limited 33,000K.

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    • John

      Be happy that Michelin is refunding your money – that is the stand-up thing to do!

      In my case, I replaced my tires with Metzeler ME888s. There was an immediate wobble between 15-25 mph. See my comment to FuelChief above for details.

      It appears that Metzeler may have un-loaded a batch of bad tires betting on the fact that most riders will give-up because of the cost of online purchase warranty coverage. Seems to me that since wobble started immediately (I rode the bike to the tech and he installed the tires within 30 minutes and I rode home), they should believe me that the tire(s) is defective and make it right as quickly as possible without cost. The way it is right now is an extremely dangerous safety issue as I cannot let go of the handle bars at any speed and excessive wobble in the bars at low speed. Now, my mission is to flame Metzeler on the internet every chance I get.

      Also, have your steering head bearings checked!

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  99. Ahmed

    Hi all, so i had this weird thing last night on my 2016 sporster, that when am driving in a straight line over 17 mile/h if i do just try to move the handlebar just to attempt to the whole bike starts to wobble is a strange way that haven’t been before and the handlebar feels like its locked in its place.
    I went to HD and told me that they were like your not allowed to move the handlebar left or right while in straight line and i do agree with that but its not that am trying a new thing i have been doing it since i have got my bike 8 months ago and am a daily rider, one of the guys tried it and told me that’s there is nothing abnormal its all fine but it don’t feel it when am driving especially that am not on a high speed.
    I did try to read all the responses but its to long and i thought it would be better to write down my response and see if any one have experienced something like that

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  100. Torque

    Trying to figure out my wobble (call it “uncomfortable” if you wish, it’s a little beyond uncomfortable). Mine is an ’09 FLSTC. Just had my tires, brakes and neck bearing replaced. The neck bearing was a precaution, since a dealer pumped too much grease in and blew the bushings. Regardless, it’s new. I picked it up from the guy and 45mph and under ride felt awesome. Started to head home, poor road conditions coming out of a construction zone and the wobble started. Took it back to him, re-torqued the neck bearing (15 foot pounds, back it off, re-torque to 7), checked the tires visually for roundness and true, looked good. Test road at 65-70 and it felt fine. Since then, I still get a wobble, coming out of corners at highway speed (60 plus, typically). I tried giving the neck bearing a very slight tightening (less than 1/8 turn), went for a ride and thought I had solved the problem… until I was headed home. Came into a curve and the wobble was worse than ever. Not sure which direction to go with it, but it’s very frustrating. I don’t want to keep sinking hundreds of dollars into repairs that aren’t fixing the problem.

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  101. Jerry Morse

    I have an 04 Fatboy and I am having issues with a front end wobble at around 60. As this scared the hell outta me, I didn’t try to push thru it. Had the bike check out but no mechanical issues found. Tech did say my biggest problem was the solid wheels. I am in process of purchasing a new tire/mag wheel set up and getting rid of the beach bars as this all started when I put new Dunlops and beach bars on

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  102. Matt

    So I worked for harley for 7 years as a mechinic, iv came across the front tire being low then it mess’s with the tire or most of the time you would need to adjust the swing on your front end which pretty much clears the problem up. If you have spokes makes sure they are tight!

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  103. Jerry Jackman

    I run into this issue often. The most common problem is tire pressure or wear. I was concerned when I saw this video and was relieved to see that you are advising people to seek professional help. Always see a professional mechanic with any sort of safety or ride-ability problem. These are not issues that should be repaired by a non professional.

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  104. Rider Blindheim

    I’ve got a XL883 N 2016(w.13″ Euro spec.rearshocks) had a real bad frontwobble.both in curves and straight ahead.adjusted rear-spring preload 2turns at atime.5 turns did it.Now feels stabil at all speeds.
    but the fact that so many Harleys seems to have an issue with wobble is alarming in itself! Oh and it NO good of them to dismiss owners with “it wobbles but safe at legal speed” Bull**** Wat kind of customer-care is that about?? Maybe they will understand a class-act ???

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  105. James Headen

    My 06 Road Glide bike rides perfect in high speed turns and on straightaways.. However, I get a slight shake in the handlebars as I decelerate (quickly). Also, if I turn tight to the left at slow it will do it as well. Any ideas?

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  106. Tim Anderson

    My Mom has a 2000 HD Fatboy with a Voyager kit on it, recently the bike has created a wobble from 20 mph on country roads to 65 mph on paved roads. All the tires have been replaced, just last week we made a trip to Ottawa, IL to the manufacturer of the Voyager kit. The techs worked on it for 3.5 hrs, and tested it after every correction they made, it was a lot better, but still persist. They told her to try a steering dampener if it continued, as they were out of options, when it came to the kit itself. I was curious if you might have any other suggestions. Tire pressure has been played with, local HD shop has looked at all the bearings in the forks etc. Thank You for your time.

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Tim,

      A steering dampener will definitely help. It will probably be a fairly quick fix.
      You can also look into raking the neck more. That’s a more major and expensive project.
      However, there are front ends available that are set up with more rake than factory.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/post/videos-harley/

      Thanks,
      Mark FMH Video Membership

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  107. Sledge

    My bike was doing this and I discovered that my upper and lower steering bearings had flat spots and needed replaced. Also if you have a FLST or Fat Boy check your pinch bolts that hold the forks to the tree….often they are sheared off and can cause a bad accident if not repaired.

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  108. Chris55

    I have a 2010 Street Glide that has oil seeping from the clutch cable near the lower frame rail. Any suggestions what could be causing this?

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  109. Dave wright

    I have a 2004 road king and when iget up to high speed andby that i mean 140 to 160 km hr so for all brothers below the border i guess thats what 5 to you? Hahaha anyway my bars start going back and forth to a point where i poop a bit and slow down makes me mad and the wife makes me do my laundry. The bike is sound i was told that the motor mounts are done and the vibration is working its way to the front end is there any truth to this? Just askin thanks

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  110. Gary Gabbard

    I had the same issue with my bike feeling unstable at Hi speeds. After new tires, countless adjustments that didn’t change a thing I tried a new approach. I installed two ounces of Dyna Beads in my front tire and the problem was solve. A $12 fix and it only took about ten minutes. I don’t understand how it works but it did. There’s my two cents.

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  111. Steve

    I have to disagree with not looking at and adjusting the steering stem bearing. They wear notches into the race with age and are susceptible to rust from rain or washing the bike a lot as well as age and wear. I think the bearings should be inspected and repacked or replaced and adjusted correctly at the first sign of a wobble. Too tight, and you’ll get a lower speed weave. Triple clamp bolts should be loosened then torqued to spec after adjusting head/stem bearings to spec. Not difficult to do, but should be done right.

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  112. Vicki pearce

    I had a 1998 Road King that nearly wobbled me into a ravine. It happened after taking it to the dealer and having them check and adjust the air in my front and rear shocks. The front takes a max of 30 lbs and the rear is 10lbs if I remember correctly. The dealer reversed it. I was lucky and didn’t go down. A friend that had hers done at the same time crashed. After that I never let anyone else check the air. Now I have a 2003 Road Glide and I haven’t had any problem but I always make sure my tire pressure is right. I run Avon Cobras and keep them at 36psi front and 42psi rear. Tire pressure is so important and I see it ignored by so many riders.

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  113. Bret

    I have an ’05 Electra/Ultra that I just lowered 1in with monotubes and heavy duty 444 Progressives. I also put a 19in wheel on the front and left the rear OEM 16in wheel. When riding 2up, not solo, ONLY 2up, when I decelerate and get down below 25-30 MPH the steering and front wheel start to wobble. Its not so bad I can control the bike, but if I were to let go it would get out of control. I assume I have maybe thrown the trajectory or trail off with the MODS. Do you think dropping the front end another 1in will solve the problem ?

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  114. Derrick Norton

    Watched the video and checked all he spoke of, how can I fix the wobble on a Harley 1200C Sportster at high speeds. Would changing the motor mounts help.

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  115. nobby

    If they fitted a pair of shocks that were the same instead of 1 adjustable meaning the rear MUST change angle of lean under different conditions then it probably would not happen as much. And no they are NOT linked. I am disgusted finding this on my new harley after getting a weave at speed on a corner.

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  116. Hudddleston

    ’06 ultra classic with top box removed or mounted, At any speed above 55mph the entire bike begins to wobble and shake to the point I am at a decision to either sell it or only ride it in town, I prefer to ride long rides with a group of friends but all the Harleys in the group have the death wobble, I have two children and I would like to live to see them grown. I have always wanted a Harley since I was a kid, but with the death wobble present in this my first Harley I may not continue with the brand if this problem cannot be fixed, please advise.

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  117. karin

    Brand new 2017 HD Sportster 48, had dealer do some modifications, buckhorns, move foot controls from forward to mid. At 40 mpg front wheel feels like its going to fall off… on newly paved smooth road…I have appointment already in a couple weeks to install bobtail fender, not gonna ride it again until they fix this.

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  118. Michael Pound

    I have a 2005 15th anniversary Fat Boy with 2600 miles. Bought it from original owner. Had bike gone over, 1000 mile service, everything checked. It has a wobble if you move the bars back and forth at speed. It goes away after a few seconds. Bike has new tires. Dunlop
    Bike feels heavy in the front like balance is off. Any suggestions?

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  119. Larry

    2014streetglide wobbles at 85 mph put 200 rear tire on Friday and Saturday wobble showed up I was told 200 tire would cause this problem please help

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  120. Rio Mud

    Excellent video. I have a 2014 FXFWG which just developed the dreaded Death Wobble. This after a front and rear tire replacement. A red flag for me was the message that they had “tightened my spokes”. Before I even got on the bike, that statement raised the hairs on the back of my head. I knew from my mountain biking days that spoke adjustment has an immediate effect on the rim riding “true”. Sure enough, the very 1st time I went over 75MPH the “death wobble” developed, only getting worse with increasing speed and fearing for my life on a slight turn. Taking the bike back to the shop in the AM. Let’s see how honorable they are.

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  121. Kelly

    I had the same thing on my brand new 03 anniversary fat boy! You know what it was? The front and rear wheels were not inline with each other which causes the bike to track which really isn’t noticeable until you reach higher speeds! So I was able to fix it with my brothers help and a l8 ft level used it as a straight edge and lined up both wheels straight as the rear wheel was about 1/4 ” off right out of the shop like that too! But it took care of the speed wobble never happened again! Hope this helps somebody that has this problem!

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  122. George

    All bike seem to have a speed wobble at a certain speed. From my 79 FXR to my last 09 FLHTC.
    It’s an odd spot in time and space. I’ve always been able to either slow down or go faster and it goes away. Wobble always at the same speed and goes away at the speed. Know the spot and get through it. Haven’t found one on my 14 Limited.

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  123. shawn

    Doesn’t matter if you don’t like the term “death wobble” the fact is ppl have DIED due to excessive wabbling even in perfect conditions and no after market parts . This video seems to be trying to smootheover the “Harley death wobble” scare by creating a fear of every part on the bike when they already know that harleys without stabilizers (upto 3 on some touring models are required to limit the circular motion the engine and suspension create due to their engine mounting design . Yes other things can cause it but . Most commonly stabilizers reduce the severity of the wobble and making it more like you say “uncomfortable”. I’m sure if you asked the hundreds of riders who’ve done proper maintenance and been nearly killed by their harley bucking them off if they thought it was just uncomfortable. I bet they’d smack you in the mouth and tell you that being in a coma and months and months of full time physical therapy was way more than uncomfortable. The fact that Harley now includes engine stabilizers on many newer touring bikes should tell you that they obviously know the main cause .engine movement when cornering and higher speeds

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  124. Larry Olive

    Wile stopped if I jerk on the handlebars then stop, The bike will shake back. The dealership says neck bearings are in tolerance, motor mounts are good. Any suggestions?

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  125. Kevin

    Wife’s had similar problem, thought it was the wheels noticed right after putting them on tried everything even stabilizer, replaced rear shocks and was fixed. Was very noticeable around curves and when hitting bumps at fast speeds, looked like she had a flat tire when this happened and following her, installed true trak slight difference but the shocks fixed it,2011 street glide

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  126. travisboy0

    My bike wobbles only when compressing ,,,,,,brand new tire at the back and new weel beairing on front. Front disks jumps a little when appliyng front break . Can it be related?

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  127. mark

    trying to find a steering damper for my 1992 FLHTP.it has the original side car.only thing it says on it is,brazil #17005E13192.cannot find it anywhere.thanks.

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  128. Jeff Hutchinson

    O3 Heritage Springer, front wobble when decellerating, worse around 45-50 mph. Whats causing it?

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  129. Brian

    I read so much about Harley’s and wobble. I just traded an ’06 Triumph Speedmaster with 6200 miles on it for a ’16 Heritage Classic. The Triumph wobbled at higher speeds in turns. Around 70 or so. I changed out the rear tire with a Pirelli and it calmed down a bit. I had ordered another Pirelli for the front but had traded the bike before it came in. However, the Heritage has the same wobble. The bike had 2800 miles on it and now has right at 4k. The tires don’t seem to be cupped as they were on the Triumph, so I am going to change out the Tires and see how that does. I really don’t think that Harley is the only one with this issue and do believe it is more of a maintenance issue since the Triumph did the same thing.

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  130. Floyd

    Solid rims and cross winds cause wobble. Get spoked rims and dontuse cheap tires.

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  131. Francis D Cunha

    NB Ticket 17873 I have a 2001 Fatboy. My rear tire wears way to fast,was thinking it could be my bearings. Any thoughts?

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  132. Bryan

    NB Ticket 18453 I just purchased an brand new 2018 streeglide special and coming off my 2006 softail springer I have to say I’m not as impressed with the handling of the glide. My SGS wobbles around turns going 80+ (interstate speeds). I attributed this to buffeting but not so convinced that’s the culprit. Riding around town. I have set the cruise at 50-60 and if I take my hands off the bars my front end will vibrate uncomfortably. I have ridden since very young to include MX and a licensed road racer so I’m a skilled rider. I feel if this glide had a steering damper it would handle worlds better. My new glide is bone stock so it’s not any add ons causing this issue. Has anyone else experienced this? Any advice?

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Bryan,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      We have not had any issues with handling on the newer M8 models.
      If you feel something is incorrect or not safe, we suggest bringing it to the attention of the dealership where it was purchased.
      Verify correct tire condition & pressure.
      Check front end fall away.
      If your saddlebags are loaded, try to equalize the load.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/tire-maintenance-002168/
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/how-to-search-fix-my-hog-008641/

      Sincerely,

      Mark
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  133. Edward Durr

    NB Ticket 18818 2012 Road King, I have wobble but at low speed just starting out. Do not know if at high speed. I was coming home and as I reduced speed I noticed wobble. Thought low air and after adjusting air level went to pull out and was doing 15mph and felt wobble so went back to drive way. Jacked bike up and looks like tire is warped but can’t really tell. Could this just be out of balance or bad tire?

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Edward,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your questions-

      A worn or old tire will definitely create wobble. Tires should be replaced every 5 years regardless of miles.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/tire-maintenance-002168/

      Sincerely,

      Mark
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  134. Kenny Black

    FLSTF 2000 had a wobble especially when I rolled out of throttle. Tires were only about one third worn. Put a new front tire on. Problem solved.

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  135. Capt. Bill Bennett

    I also have a 2012 Harley R K. I had a similar problem & seemed the tires were out of balance. I had Had the tires balanced & beads added to tires. I don’t typically ride at 100 mph but some times we seem to get up at high speeds. I have averaged 18-19000 miles on Dunlop Elete ll 3rd set.. I live in FLA. But have rode 10,000 in the Rocky mountains & 6,000 in the Smoky Mtns . Tires wore evenly

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  136. Scott Reichbart

    My wobble problem on my 2014 Ultra Limited was caused by my neck bearing that the mechanic at the dealer found.

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  137. allen

    Ticket 19010 i have a 2017 cvo sg
    I have installed a HD spec king tour pack
    my bike now wobbles on decell at 30mph and wobbles when riding solo at the same
    but stops when riding 2 up or removal of tour pack
    Harley adjusted the neck and also replaced front tire and it still the same
    any suggestions

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  138. Bill Galewood

    I had a death wobble at 75 mph on my 1975 sportster.I repacked the steering head bearings and tightend them so They

    I had a 75 mph death wooble on my 1975 sportster. I GREASED

    I had a 75 mph speed wobble on my 1975 sportster. I repacked steering head bearings and tightened bearing so they had tention when bars were straight but had fall away when turning bars.Road tested and wobble was gone at 75 mph but returned at 90 mph. Almost went down.(checking tires next)

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  139. Kurt Stiern

    2008 ultra classic.Installing progressive suspension touring link tomorrow. Have only experienced a mild wobble. But I have seen the videos and reports. Progressive tourring link seems like the best cure. At least a little prevention goes a long ways. Will report conclusion. Still running Harley Dunlop’s check psi every ride. 13 psi in air shock two up. 195 rider, 135 pass.

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  140. Zac

    NB Ticket 19834 I just bought a 2009 street bob. It has a small shake that doesn’t happen all the time. It didn’t happen when I test drove it. What could be the problem??

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    • Customer Service

      Dear Zac,

      Thank you for your patience. In regards to your question-

      Start by checking tire condition. Check the date codes on the tires. Make sure they are not more than 4 or 5 years old.
      Check neck adjustment, spokes & rim condition, wheel bearings, and motor mounts.
      https://www.fixmyhog.com/video/tire-maintenance-002168/

      We’d love to have you be a part of our community. We are convinced you will enjoy the benefits of becoming a member and having access to the best instructional how to videos and professional tips. We would like to offer you a special promotion for your first-year membership.
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  141. Tinman

    change front fork oil and remove fuild from each slider and measure amounts each and replace with new fork oil ….old fuild should be low on one side making one slider not work as other slider works making a thing I call dog walk at high speeds

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  142. greg

    i know everything you are saying but i have 2018 street guild special front end wobble in left turn and somewhere between 30-45 not holding on the bars if you don’t catch it it would thrower you off got less then 4000 miles on it all factory

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