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Old 18th May 2008
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wide glide and 16 wheel are on the bike try it this morning and bike feel weird.
Wobble from one side to the other very baddly. (not rideble)
any suggestions., did anybody experienced this after such convertions?
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Did you make sure the headset is tight. I had mine loose once and wobbled so bad I almost hit the center guardrail at 100+ mph. Sounds like it is flopping around. Is the wheel spaced properly or is it drifting from side to side on the axle.
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I'll check all this but I can't go 100mph like this it is not safe at all around 10mph, bike go from left to right. also, the stem feel really stiff in the neck it doesn't rotate right.
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Hi.

As Ralph said, check the head to make double sure it is adjusted correctly.
Also make sure the bike is aligned.
Is this on the 2006 1200R you have?

If so, this can open a whole new can of worms.
Touting models have been having Issues with the Engine/Frame causing a wobble, the true-trak is a device that holds the engine in Parallel with the frame to correct this.
I have never had this Issue with my tour bikes, some feel this comes from loose/worn engine mounts, some feel it is the swing arm bushings.

There's a couple things to look at.
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Check the I.D of your wheel bearings, prolly running the wrong bearings for your axle size
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Hi.

As Ralph said, check the head to make double sure it is adjusted correctly.
Also make sure the bike is aligned.
Is this on the 2006 1200R you have?

If so, this can open a whole new can of worms.
Touting models have been having Issues with the Engine/Frame causing a wobble, the true-trak is a device that holds the engine in Parallel with the frame to correct this.
I have never had this Issue with my tour bikes, some feel this comes from loose/worn engine mounts, some feel it is the swing arm bushings.

There's a couple things to look at.
yes it is on my 06 1200r I'll check head and alignment it is probably not the swing arm or engine mount as they were no probleme to report before we swap the front end.
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Check the I.D of your wheel bearings, prolly running the wrong bearings for your axle size
Size should be good as we mounted a flh front wheel from the 90s to a 3/4 axle, but the wheel was used and so where the bearings so that might need help.
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