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when accelerating or decelerating, at around 35, the front forks wobble. It is not uncontrollable, if you hold tight, but very uncomfortable. I have replaced the front and back tires but still have the same issue. Anybody have any ideas?

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Check your fork oil amounts and air pressure.
Check the rear shock pressure.
Make sure the bike is sitting flat and not butt-low.
Check to see if the fork brace is in okay condition.
Check the steering head bearing tightness.

All of the above can cause that wobble, assuming the forks are straight and even in the clamps.

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Place a floor jack under the front part of the engine, and raise until the front wheel is off the ground, but the back wheel should still be in contact with the floor.

Gently, see if there is any front-back play in the front wheel- should be none (not even a little)

thrn wheel to one side, and se if it wants to center itself.

You are checking the steering stem bearings. There should be 0 play and the wheel should not be able to self center.

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With the tires out of the way, these guys pretty much nailed it. Make sure your suspension is aired up and your steering bearings are good, there ain't much else that can cause it from what I gather. Mine wound up being a combination of bearings, tires, and pressure, made for a real fun ride .

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Didn't realize this to be an issue on earlier wings - have, had on my GL1800

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A very low speed wobble ( if you let go of the bars ) is pretty common on 1200's , but at the speed you said, if not tires, must be the steering bearing. The way i was taught was raise front tire off the ground and the wheel , when pushed to one side or the other should not continue to turn ( fall )by itself without a little help. If it falls on it own, bearings are too loose.


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