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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-28-2012, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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Lots of movement in the corners

My 2010 RGC is all over the damn place in the corners at any speed higher then 45 mph. If the rear tire gets set in it's line the front tire will move all over the place, or vise versa if the front tire finds isn't line the back end will swing all over the place. I know I have the Wobble that everyone talks about aswell so I need to find a jack and adjust the steer nut. It seems like people have that issue with no hands on the bars. Mine is when I am powering through a corner it just seeks all over the place and it is quite dangerous. I have the HD factory lowering kit in the front and the LA kit in the rear but this just started after this last 1600 mile road trip. Tire pressure seems fine since that is the first place I looked. The tires still look great with good tread even tho they have 15000 on them. I am looking for ideas on how to correct the issue....

Also after a two days riding the needles highway and using the brakes alot my front end pulses when I touch the break at any speed above 50 mph. I have ABS but It didn't used to kick in that early. I am suspecting a warped rotor or maybe it is something tied into the handling issues.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-29-2012, 07:17 AM
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15 k on the rear? That tire is worn out. I had 13.5k on my rear, passed inspection in ny, put a new one on anyway and the handling is back the way I like it. Tire wear is gradual, New tire is immediately better.
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+1 on JayRay's comment, and you should check your discs. The pulse could very well be a warped rotor. I have experienced that on my SG and my RG. Mine pulsed like crazy, and I don't have ABS...

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I would check the rear tire for cupping on the outside edges. The brake pulsing could be from a warped rotor but more than likely worn out pads. The HD pads are a very soft material compared to the rotors, and I've got buddies who've worn front pads out in 8k miles from braking hard. One way to know for sure is to get the front tire up and slowly spin the wheel. Watch the pads float across the rotors and you'll be able to know for sure.


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I have the same thing. 18K on original tires on an 11 FLTRX. It is from my tires cupping. I was not very good about keeping on top of my air preasure in tires or shocks so I its my own fault. On these newer tires guys are getting 20K+ it they take care of them. Mine look like they have pleanty of life left but if you look a little closer you can see the cupping. Dealer has a sale in about a week so I will be gettin a new set at 20% off then.
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Get some new tires man! I had new rear pads installed and new rear rubber at 13,000 miles and new front tire at 15,000 miles. Its time, and will make a huge difference in how your bike handles!

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I dropped the bike off for a new rear tire just before i left for vacation. Went to a performance shop down the road from the dealer and just left it for them to look at. Upon closer inspection of the rear tire it was to the wear indicators on the center but not on the outside edges. I figure since the tire was so flat on the bottow it was pribally seeking between the flat bottom and what little there was left of the curved outside. I guess i will see once i get home

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