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Old 11-06-2012, 08:32 AM
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I will Check the pressure with different gauge. Supposedly the head bearing were adjusted when the new wheels were done. I hope to be able to get it back to dealer but I wanted some knowledge first.
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I will Check the pressure with different gauge. Supposedly the head bearing were adjusted when the new wheels were done. I hope to be able to get it back to dealer but I wanted some knowledge first.
check it yourself before going back to the dealer. it seems quite a few dealers are not aware of the revised spec for the swing test on the new(er) roadglides. batwings are allowed up to 5 swings, but ours is now 1/5-2 (i think thats what it is, check some of the swing threads, there should be a copy of the service bulleting highlighting the change)
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check the torque on the swing arm bolts. Mine loosened up twice until I reapplied loc-tite. No problems now. Bike felt loose under me, like a low tire
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:24 PM
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To the best I can measure the front new is 26" tall which includes 3" of tire on both sides. The old front was 25" with 4" tire on both sides. The rear new is 27" with 4" of tire both sides. The old rear was 26" with the same 4" both sides. Me thinks about 1" added to front and rear. Still not sure if should have 17" rear. I did get call from race tech. I am very impressed with them. He gave me about 5 questions to ask the dealership. I hope to get there this weekend. I still would be interested in your thoughts. Thanks.
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They did that when it was in for tires.
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The tires had 40 in front and 45 in rear. The same with different gauges.
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Since the tire pressure is good I would look at the head bearings. Even though the dealer said they adjusted it I would still recheck it. If you can adjust it yourself go with the minimal specs, 1 swing. If the problem still persist check wheel balance.
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If you are driving 35 to 45mph and you take your hands off the grips does it shake or wobble if if does I would suspect the adjustment nut on the head bearings loose. There is a service bulletin how to check it out for the head bearings There is a thread in this forum under general discussions search wobble and there is same on the HD forum interesting .

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I will check tomorrow. Thanks.
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Old 11-25-2012, 04:02 PM
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Mechanic got bike checked out. Talked to race tech and used different spring and setting. Bike still has some issues. HD thinks maybe bad rear tire. Will replace Monday. My question is should I have 17" on rear instead of 18? Put 19 on front.
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