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post #21 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 09:46 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Montgomery, AL
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Dealer told me yesterday that he replaced rear tire with a bias tire and not a radial. also went down to a 180 instead of 200 and he feels the wobble is gone. I cant take it out until closer to the weekend as it is raining here today. Thanks for the replies and I will keep you posted. He also readjusted the swing of the front end again.
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post #22 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-29-2012, 08:18 AM Thread Starter
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I picked up my bike last night and wanted to say that after the dealer replaced the radial tire with a bias ply the shake and wobble are gone. Got it up to about 100 and it was smooth. Thanks for everyone's input on this.
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post #23 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-30-2012, 10:59 AM
Join Date: Jul 2012
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Nice to hear your wobble's fixed. After all you've had done, try a swerve and see if your scooter's still as nimble as it should be. I had a bike the dealer adjusted the head bearing on that was downright dangerous is was so tight. Too tight and we lose our ability to swerve - too loose and the bike loses its ability to absorb a wobble.

If memory serves, you want between 1 and 2 swings. If it stops short of 1.5 swings, loosen it till the wheel stops right at or just barely beyond top center of the swing, or 1.5 swings.

My '12 model has 5500 miles on it and I took my hands off the bars last week decelerating while coming to a stop. I had the wobble. I've had bikes before that had it so I didn't spas out. I just took it by the dealer, since it's under warranty, and they brought it back to 1.5 swings - it's all good now. I can tell it's tighter, but it feels like it should now. The bike still swerves as it should with no decel wobble.
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