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So the 06 has had some nasty motor vibes after going through a pot hole. The front motor mount is squished over to the left. I think the motor probably needs a new motor mount, rear suspension, and a motor alignment. Should I go with HD product, Velva-Ride, Glide-Pro? Has anyone had experience with other brands?
 

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'Have the GlidePro in the '05 & the '09, like both, I would buy again.

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Hella pothole, should've wacked out your tire too. Thinkin there was a recall on the HD front motor mount in 05 on RK (read same set up) as my 03 FLT, my 05 split in 10k, 03 was replaced at 85k (may have been bad long before)and is now separating under 15k since, both were replaced under esp.......without esp...go with another brand and/or material. Not hard to DIY
 

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I put the Glide Pro in the 09 I had. Worked great. Has good videos to follow.
 

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Hella pothole, should've wacked out your tire too. Thinkin there was a recall on the HD front motor mount in 05 on RK (read same set up) as my 03 FLT, my 05 split in 10k, 03 was replaced at 85k (may have been bad long before)and is now separating under 15k since, both were replaced under esp.......without esp...go with another brand and/or material. Not hard to DIY
Yup. I guess I used the wrong wording. That was actually a small sink hole. The bike road through it, but the back wheel smashed into the fender. My wife had a little neck stiffness the day after but was quickly better. I think it has misaligned the motor and it is causing a "little too much vibration." The vibration has caused the rear fender bracket to break just above the point where it connects to the saddle bag supports on both sides. I have ordered another fender bracket but I will wait until I get the motor mount and engine suspended straight before replacing it. So has anyone used a Velva-Ride motor mount?
 

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Since you hit hard enough to break stuff, you need to pull the wheels and check the wheel bearings. I bet they are toast and this is where the vibes are coming from. Before you spend the money on a motor mount, pull yours off and see if it is actually damaged.
 

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The problem with the motor mount on your 06 is that it was successible to deterioration because of the rubber compound and when oil got on the motor mount because of a oil change the oil would speed up the deterioration process.
HD corrected the problem and the new HD motor mounts are made from a different rubber compound which does not deteriorate when oil is on the mount.
A new 2007 to 2015 HD motor mount work just fine.
 

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Yup. I guess I used the wrong wording. That was actually a small sink hole. The bike road through it, but the back wheel smashed into the fender. My wife had a little neck stiffness the day after but was quickly better. I think it has misaligned the motor and it is causing a "little too much vibration." The vibration has caused the rear fender bracket to break just above the point where it connects to the saddle bag supports on both sides. I have ordered another fender bracket but I will wait until I get the motor mount and engine suspended straight before replacing it. So has anyone used a Velva-Ride motor mount?
Have broke the brackets before from overloading and clocking a manhole cover, wife varly pissed, the back is different so Iam told, check everything form belt to tire to cracked welds
 

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Just installed the Glide-pro, only have a couple hundred clicks on it but it was a easy install and seems to work very well.
 

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So I still have not taken the RG to the shop yet. As it is spring everyone in this part of the continent wants a spring tune-up of a fix, so I am on the waiting list. Backed the bike out of the garage today, the front motor mount appears to be centred now, not squished to the left side. So I was considering that I may have caused the motor misalignment when I switched slip on mufflers last summer. I think I read on this board or the HDF board that when you install mufflers you should slip them on loose and then let the motor idle for a couple minutes prior to tightening all the bolts. Is this true? I definatly did not do that last summer. I think the motor is aligned now because the fender bracket is broken and has allowed the fender to be pushed to the left side of the bike. I When I install them should I slip them on and let them seat with the motor running at idle a couple of minutes prior to clamping everything down. Took the bike for a ride today, no vibes, hands off the bars riding (carefully hovering over the grips for a few secs) show perfect wheel alignment.
 

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Sill would suggest like before, replace front motor mount (you can do it, trust yourself) those bag brackets can be welded (use SS), heat expansion re-checks on the slip-ons, especially if you didn't have to dead blow them on or bust a clamp to compress
 

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So I still have not taken the RG to the shop yet. As it is spring everyone in this part of the continent wants a spring tune-up of a fix, so I am on the waiting list. Backed the bike out of the garage today, the front motor mount appears to be centred now, not squished to the left side. So I was considering that I may have caused the motor misalignment when I switched slip on mufflers last summer. I think I read on this board or the HDF board that when you install mufflers you should slip them on loose and then let the motor idle for a couple minutes prior to tightening all the bolts. Is this true? I definatly did not do that last summer. I think the motor is aligned now because the fender bracket is broken and has allowed the fender to be pushed to the left side of the bike. I When I install them should I slip them on and let them seat with the motor running at idle a couple of minutes prior to clamping everything down. Took the bike for a ride today, no vibes, hands off the bars riding (carefully hovering over the grips for a few secs) show perfect wheel alignment.
Fender mounts or putting mufflers on your bike has nothing to do with motor alienment unless you are beating them on with a sledge. When you hit the pot hole them motor shifted and was put under tension then shifted back from the motor running and with everything relaxing with cool down. You still need to pop the wheels off and check the wheel bearings.
 

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So I have the new motor mount installed. The old one was shredded. I took a cheap skate chance and put a $25.00 Drag Specialty motor mount on. It was initially very stiff and caused lots of vibration but has smoothed out quite nicely in about 200km. The fender bracket is installed and a set of Michelins. Everything is working well.
 
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