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Old 05-19-2010, 06:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I get a shake in the front in if I start to slow down without both hands on the handle bars. It is not bad but i can make it do this when I slow to a slow speed and jiggle the front end a little and then it straightens out. I haven't tried speeding up after it starts so I don't know if it gets worse with speed after it starts or if it gets better. I have loooked at the tires and can't see any cupping. The wheel bearing don't seem to have any play in them.
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Old 05-19-2010, 07:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Many wing have a shimmy at about 35 mph. Even a couple of fingers an a handlebar keeps it under control. If its worse than this, you may have a problem that needs addressed.

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Double check the tire pressure... the #1 reason for almost any handling problem.
Steering head bearings could be worn or out of adjustment. Prop up the front wheel so you can rotate the handlebars from lock to lock. Put the bars in the center and very gently rotate back and forth only about 10degrees. If you feel a 'detent' right at the straight ahead position.... the steering bearings are worn.

There can be other causes but these are 2 of the most common.

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Old 05-19-2010, 08:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Tire pressure is good. Running32 in the front per manual and 36 to 40 in the rear per manual. will check bearings

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Odds are great that the headshake which common on almost all Goldwings is due to the front tire. I'm going to bet you have over 5000 miles on the front. Usually a new front tire will eliminate the hands free 35mph decelerating wobble. As the tire is worn the headshake slowly comes back. By the time you can see any cupping on the tire the wobble is usually back. It's not dangerous because normally just one hand lightly on a grip will prevent or stop it. The good news is that I've never heard of a 'Wing developing a high speed wobble which are dangerous.
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I honestly can't tell you how many miles are on these tires. I bought the bike in July of 2009. I have been trying to get everything up to par. I have been having fire/fuel issues. I am going to try to replace the fuel filter today. I just can't get rid of the problem of what sounds like a miss. I also have a colder muffler on #1 cylinder but runs good. Had it up to 101 this morning.
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Sorry but seeing a hose dragger having FIRE issues out of his bike is funny.. Sorry BAD COP no donut for me.. back to my corner...
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