The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Era Specific and Model Specific > Rubber Mount Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2004-2006)
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Rubber Mount Sportster Motorcycle Talk (2004-2006) This area is to discuss issues, problems and anything else unique to the 2004 and above Sportster motorcycles

Active Threads
0 Relatively Interesting Road Sign
Last Post: toe
Posted On: 2 Minutes Ago
Replies: 31
Views: 611
14 Clutch hub bearing number?
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 9 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 46
0 ....1
Last Post: toe
Posted On: 12 Minutes Ago
Replies: 4,692
Views: 233,814
0 Lithium battery earthx
Last Post: Sportycus
Posted On: 20 Minutes Ago
Replies: 57
Views: 2,152
0 Quick and probably stupid question
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 31 Minutes Ago
Replies: 30
Views: 711
14 Rich Phillips/Mother Road Customs
Last Post: Sportycus
Posted On: 47 Minutes Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 98
0 How stock is your bike
Last Post: Beelzeboss
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 28,918
0 72-E73 Ironhead Cylinder Heads
Last Post: ChivaKnievel
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 13
0 Tallboy Handle bar and cables / hoses
Last Post: jharback
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 59
0 Vibration During Acceleration
Last Post: jharback
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 57
0 Brake shoe removal/installation tool
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 293
0 Been gone a while
Last Post: J.P.
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 163
0 Metal Polishing
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 44
Views: 2,004
0 Send a note to Sportsterpedia Admin
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 74
Views: 8,227
0 Rigid EVO Oil Check Ball & Spring
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 83
Views: 2,313
0 Patriot Defender whats the next best exhaust?
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 163
Views: 27,550
0 Gravydog crashed again.
Last Post: gravydog
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 124
Views: 8,053
0 Can a dirt bike keep up?
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 142
0 This week on Craig's list
Last Post: JackPrice53
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,630
Views: 374,017
0 Spokes and dual disc
Last Post: PetesPonies
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 276
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: JackFrost71
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,510
Views: 638,301
0 Hi tech bike moving aid
Last Post: ryder rick
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 19
Views: 372
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,764
Views: 723,188
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 42,030
Views: 6,507,122
0 Sportster magneto
Last Post: kuri77
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 106
0 help with intake manifold dimension
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 31
0 Please help with Dimension
Last Post: Iron Mike
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 145
0 1986-90 Evo Sportsters: What every owner should know but were afraid to ask
Last Post: Gary E
Posted On: 7 Hours Ago
Replies: 201
Views: 23,974
0 Mikuni Stuff I've Ignored, Till Now!
Last Post: mikeLI_77
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 23
Views: 453
0 New England 2018
Last Post: mikeLI_77
Posted On: 8 Hours Ago
Replies: 288
Views: 16,484
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #981  
Old 18th August 2018
Four Speed Four Speed is offline
Senior Chief Know It All 1st Class
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 1,163
Sportster/Buell Model: Sportster 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1988
Reputation: 338882
Four Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond reputeFour Speed has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #982  
Old 18th August 2018
jzink0883's Avatar
jzink0883 jzink0883 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 1,980
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CP
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH1200 (traded in)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 3500386
jzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Folkie View Post
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.

I credit the mini-apes & forwards!
__________________
jzink0883, '15 XL1200CP, it ain't butt jewelry, it's a ride

Last edited by jzink0883; 18th August 2018 at 19:04..
Reply With Quote
  #983  
Old 18th August 2018
Toejam503's Avatar
Toejam503 Toejam503 is offline
Subscribing Biker
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Dakota Territory
Posts: 761
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2006
Reputation: 892471
Toejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond reputeToejam503 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.
Reply With Quote
  #984  
Old 21st August 2018
Toadontheroad Toadontheroad is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 4
Sportster/Buell Model: Xl1200 c
Sportster/Buell Year: 2004
Reputation: 10
Toadontheroad is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

Found bad front wheel bearings were the cause of my wobble. New bearings no more wobble.
Reply With Quote
  #985  
Old 21st August 2018
jzink0883's Avatar
jzink0883 jzink0883 is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Elgin, IL
Posts: 1,980
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200CP
Sportster/Buell Year: 2015
Sportster/Buell Model #2: XLH1200 (traded in)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 1998
Reputation: 3500386
jzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond reputejzink0883 has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Toadontheroad View Post
Found bad front wheel bearings were the cause of my wobble. New bearings no more wobble.
Toadontheroad,

Questions:
- What prompted you to replace the wheel bearings?
- Loose?
- Rough?
- Was there noticeable play in the front wheel?
- Did you replace the bearings yourself?
Reply With Quote
  #986  
Old 28th August 2018
Pop-pop's Avatar
Pop-pop Pop-pop is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 15
Sportster/Buell Model: XL 1200 Custom
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 10
Pop-pop is an unknown quantity at this point
Default

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!!!!!
__________________
Livin' the Dream
Reply With Quote
  #987  
Old 28th August 2018
BWP 5p's Avatar
BWP 5p BWP 5p is offline
XL FORUM TEAM MEMBER
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: West Central Indiana
Posts: 9,952
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200 R
Sportster/Buell Year: 2005
Reputation: 1434824
BWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond reputeBWP 5p has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Pop-pop View Post
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
__________________
Stuff: YES
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:16.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC