Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kansas City, KS, USA
Re: Front end wobble with hard braking
Also have a 2006LT but with only 20,000 miles. Recently did the Tail of the Dragon, 2-up and loaded. New BT-020 tires front and rear, steering damper recently rebuilt, suspension in good condition, tire pressure 42/48 psi. During really hard braking into sharp turns I noticed the same front-end "head-shake", sometimes quite strong. Going fast around sharp turns is however not what the LT was designed for, so I guess the head-shake is just a reminder to slow the pace down a little.
It did shake its head with the previous Metzeler front tire when lifting the hands off the handlebars below 50mph, but since I fitted the BT-020 there is none of that anymore, at any speed. The tire has a little over 2,000 miles now, and I expect the shake will eventually return as it wears.
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