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post #21 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:44 AM Thread Starter
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Problem fixed

I never got back to this thread since tightening the head bearings. The wobble appears to be completely gone now! Maybe I'll shoot a follow up video.
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post #22 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:16 AM
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So is this a known and acknowledged issue or is it still be handled on a case by case situation??
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post #23 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 07:27 AM
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My 08 did this also. I calmly explained to my dealer that if I remove even one of my hands from the bars to say turn on the radio, or adjust a mirror, it wants to rip my other hand off the bars. I even felt it when I would grab the clutch. Not having a death grip on the bars with both hands and my bike was possessed. The dealer tightened the head bolts, which were hand tight according to the mechanic, and 23000 miles later and no issues. Just use my example when you talk to the dealer and they will fix it.
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post #24 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:41 AM
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Well that's bad--others are now having the same issue!
Wish MOTO would gt this fix!
there is a fix for it. adjust the neck bolts so that you have a fallaway between 1 to 1.5 swings and that should do it. if it doesn't, look at your tire.

oh, and it isn't a one time fix. as your bike wears, the fallway will change and you'll have to do it again, eventually.

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there is a fix for it. adjust the neck bolts so that you have a fallaway between 1 to 1.5 swings and that should do it. if it doesn't, look at your tire.

oh, and it isn't a one time fix. as your bike wears, the fallway will change and you'll have to do it again, eventually.
Agreed! This "wobble", just like in the video, just sprouted up last weekend on my 09 w/ 20K miles. I took it to the dealer, they called me back and told me the bike was ready. They adjusted the neck bearings and fall a way to the new 1 to 1.5 swings. Wobble gone. Service Mgr told me as the bike ages, you need to check fall a way every 5K miles. So will add that to the list of to do's.

Dealer covered the cost, which was nice as it was considered a maintenance item.

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post #26 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 09:45 AM
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very helpful video. I never understood the wobble problem until now.
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post #27 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 01:54 PM
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I shot this to show those fortunate enough to not have this issue what it looks like, and for those who do to have visual proof that they are not alone. I'll be making the adjustments to correct this in the coming days.
http://youtu.be/SSDihPynsBg

I had the same problem with my 2007 Fatboy.
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post #28 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:50 PM
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I just hit 700 miles on my 12 RGC and have the same issue. Any word on the cause?


Your bike must be fast cuz you were hauling ass when I passed you......
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post #29 of 43 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:54 PM
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I guess i should read all of posts before asking. I will have it adjusted at the 1000 mile service


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This is my first time viewing this thread, I'm glad you solved the problem, if my bike were to do that, it would have to be fixed, I couldn't tolerate that at all, I don't ride with no hands, but I imagine you must have been able to feel it even with both hands on the bars.

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