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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 06-22-2016, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Why wood eye even consider it

A stabilizer system for my Roadglide?

I mean don't you/they or have been taught? TO
check your wheel bearing And your Swing Arm bearings
EVER SINGLE TIME a rear tire replaced?

And how are you checking the Swing Arm with it Nutted Up with a Brace?

Ant it just masking up, or is it a Crutch for your limpness?

Energy has to transfer, what is being Stressed or released
to in its place.

I hear some 'Riders say they can feel the added vibration
on the straight aways.....thru the frame
Don't see many keeping up with us loaded and 2-up in the switches
Or sweepers

are the stabilizer more like a back brace?
Once bitten twice shy?

Didn't they do away with bushings '03 and up?
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Why wood eye even consider it, coming from you reds, I don't know if that's rhetorical or a real question. I'll stay tuned for the responses.


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Personally since they went with the new frames and motor mounts in 09 I don't know why you would even consider the stabilizer. If you want to stiffen it up some in the swing arm area, use the Glide Pro bushings and that will take out what slack you may find when the belt tugs on the swing arm. The motor mounts and hiem style motor supports do a really good job of keeping the motor alignment in place. The weak point being the swing arm. Since I put the Ohlin shocks on the back of mine, going over double the speed thru sweepers is a piece of cake. No bobble, no correcting, just stays planted on the correct line chosen thru the corner and the exit is smooth as glass.

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Personally since they went with the new frames and motor mounts in 09 I don't know why you would even consider the stabilizer. If you want to stiffen it up some in the swing arm area, use the Glide Pro bushings and that will take out what slack you may find when the belt tugs on the swing arm. The motor mounts and hiem style motor supports do a really good job of keeping the motor alignment in place. The weak point being the swing arm. Since I put the Ohlin shocks on the back of mine, going over double the speed thru sweepers is a piece of cake. No bobble, no correcting, just stays planted on the correct line chosen thru the corner and the exit is smooth as glass.
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Personally since they went with the new frames and motor mounts in 09 I don't know why you would even consider the stabilizer. If you want to stiffen it up some in the swing arm area, use the Glide Pro bushings and that will take out what slack you may find when the belt tugs on the swing arm. The motor mounts and hiem style motor supports do a really good job of keeping the motor alignment in place. The weak point being the swing arm. Since I put the Ohlin shocks on the back of mine, going over double the speed thru sweepers is a piece of cake. No bobble, no correcting, just stays planted on the correct line chosen thru the corner and the exit is smooth as glass.
The new frame didn't change the important thing; the engine's still missing a rear stabilizer, which means that the swingarm will still move laterally when laying over in a sweeper under power. A True-Track will keep the rear of the motor/transmission in place and nearly eliminate the movement that gets the swingarm moving side-to-side.

Good shocks certainly help, but push the bike hard enough and it'll still wobble.
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Why wood eye even consider it, coming from you reds, I don't know if that's rhetorical or a real question. I'll stay tuned for the responses.
Oh, there will be a 'firepit Keeper (from my Sailor' days), indeed.
after or in between.

Retoilit able? What dat, and why woodya take it back out.....try flushing twice......., Hollywood? ? sht

So if the Service Mgr comes back & says
" your Swing Arm bearing are fine" how did they figure so fast?
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The new frame didn't change the important thing; the engine's still missing a rear stabilizer,

Good shocks certainly help, but push the bike hard enough and it'll still wobble.

Still no get it? The stabilizer holds no true weight (w tf that is)
I understand the lateral force, the bolted shocks support the Swing Arm and provide the rail affect in motion
Guess I am asking "aren't the bearing design for race (pun)
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Still no get it? The stabilizer holds no true weight (w tf that is)
I understand the lateral force, the bolted shocks support the Swing Arm and provide the rail affect in motion
Guess I am asking "aren't the bearing design for race (pun)
Not sure what you're getting at. Of course they don't hold weight. And of course you disconnect it to check the swingarm bushings.

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Not sure what you're getting at.
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Guess what Iam getting at, auuuu
The rubber type Isolators act like bushings (sacrificial)
So ya take the plastic chrome plugs out to see if there's
any distortion? As an early waring sign?
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