Steven and Christina Wilkins wilkins at intrex.net
Mon Apr 30 13:22:30 PDT 2007

Dave, mine did the same thing...just as you described.  I replaced the older
front tire and that helped a lot, but it never went completely away.  It
probably has more to do with steering head bearing being a hair loose and
may not be worth messing with if it's not too bad.

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Beard" <davidebeard at comcast.net>
To: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at sbcglobal.net>
Cc: "GPZ LIST" <gpzlist at micapeak.com>
Sent: Monday, April 30, 2007 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: wobble

> I agree with the steering head bearings being a probable cause. Even if
> they are well greased and in good shape, if you have the steering head
> bolt torqued wrong, it could cause this problem. I had the same problem
> with an 82 GS1100GL and the problem turned out to be that I hadn't
> torqued the steering head bolt down quite enough. Of course, if you
> torque it too much, you'll end up with a bike that's hard to control at
> slow speeds.
> If I remember right, that front tire is fairly worn, isn't it? Could be
> uneven wear causing it too.
> Dave B
> Dave Daniels wrote:
> > Guys,
> >
> >   Some advice needed. I noticed this again yesterday when I took my
hands off the handlebars for a moment to "adjust". I was going about 45 mph
when I let go. As the bike slowed, it the front end began to wobble
uncontrolably around 42 mph. As soon as I grabbed hold again, it stopped. I
don't notice ANYTHING when I'm holding onto the handlebars and riding. But,
every time I let go around 45, it begins to wobble around 42. Could this be
warped rotors? The bike handles very well, tracks very well, even at high
speeds and around corners. Like I said, I don't notice anything when holding
the bars. Thanks for your thoughts.
> >
> >   Dave D.
> >
> >

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