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There's one thing for it BWP 5p, get a rigid mount! Feel that engine, talk an octave lower, you'll always have smile on your face and women will love you more!
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I never had a wobble with my '05*. I'm not light at all (!), always had the belt adjusted as per the manual, and regularly (most weekdays) rode enthusiastically and at highway speeds. Maybe you were unlucky? Or maybe everyone else who never had the problem was just lucky?

*: or the '13 or '15 either.
+1 Have never had a wobble on my ‘15 XL1200CP (stock suspension; HD Convertible windshield; belt adjusted per manual; tire pressures per manual). The normal “with traffic” speed on the Interstates in IL is 70-80. Four round trips to Sturgis. Bike has been steady at 80-90.

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I've never had a wobble problem with my '06 1200, but if you suspect the engine mounts, try getting the engine completely warmed up, by riding it, and when you shut it down, loosen the motor mounts and your engine may shift a little and then re-tighten them. This is supposed to be common practice with any top-end or bottom-end work you do to the engine, even though I've known the local dealer likes to skip this step. I sure know it eliminates vibrations.
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Found bad front wheel bearings were the cause of my wobble. New bearings no more wobble.
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Found bad front wheel bearings were the cause of my wobble. New bearings no more wobble.
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Had my 2005 xl custom at 120 and felt a little wobble, just enough to let me know I a was flirtin' with disaster! I was told if you keep the throttle buried she will level off, haven't tried this yet, but damn I love to go fast!!!!!
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Had my 2005 xl custom at 120 and felt a little wobble, just enough to let me know I a was flirtin' with disaster! I was told if you keep the throttle buried she will level off, haven't tried this yet, but damn I love to go fast!!!!!
Exactly......i have always taken any vehicle I owned to the Top! My 2003 Vette has seen 173 Twice.....My Sportie with a Calibrated Speedo (and yes...you need to do the math of what rpms=speed) has Been to 134 Twice. I'm no kid either (68).........it's just Who I am..... A LOT of people have commented on this post........a Lot of Very smart people that know Bikes and Suspensions. I will go on record as saying we weren't all full of $hit
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Both of my bikes' front wheel wobble 45-50mph: talking '06 883 custom & '05 1200 custom. Not a tank slapper, but noticeable. One has a new front tire, the bearings involved seem fine. So maybe the wind shield is involved. Right now I'm looking forward to the shortest day of the year so we can begin to climb back out. Both bikes are low miles.

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Just a reminder, don’t overlook the torque sitting on your steering head stem bolt. My ‘04”R” got a bit of a wander feel and a little more tightening eliminated that.
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There's one thing for it BWP 5p, get a rigid mount! Feel that engine, talk an octave lower, you'll always have smile on your face and women will love you more!
I read the new Street Bob is rigid mount, will that do the trick?
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