Well, I had the dyna beads installed today in the front tire. I can't tell any difference at all. Still have a terrible wobble between 38_42 mph
dthogey said:I have an 09 and hadn't experienced any problem until approx 12,000 miles. I happened to have it in Ft. Meyers this winter and took it in for to have a new rear tire installed, one of the mechanics asked me if I had experienced the wobbling and I hadn't. Shortly after that I started to experience it. I was worried that maybe the front tire (which was worn and cupped a little) was the culprit so I had a new front tire put on. Both tires are Goodyears. The new front tire did not fix the problem. Both the Ft. Meyers dealer and the Grand Rapids (in Michigan) dealer both told me that this is a common problem and they don't know what to do about it.
It doesn't matter what kind of surface I am on. For some reason it is right in the range of 38-42 mph. If I'm going faster or slower, no problem. I could set the cruise at 55-60 and take my hands off of the bars and it is smooth.
Most of the time I simply just go faster or slower and it's not a big issue. The problem is if I'm in traffic going that speed.
The frustrating thing is that no one can seem to pin point the cause. It's such a crazy thing to have happen from such an awesome machine.
dthogey said:Folks, I am sorry for the misinformation. My tires are the Bridgestone battle axes, not sure why I said Goodyear.
Nope 'cause mine is rock solid right now. I have had three tires that is was solid with all the way to the end of the tire. But I had two tires that gave me the wobbles.wa1200lt said:I really wonder if this is the steering geometry change that occured in '05.
As an FYI, I rode the freeway home from work this morning, pointed the nose of the bike onto the exit at 60 mph and released the cruise control. Hands off from 60 mph to 20 mph no shake rattle or roll.
I really wonder if this is the steering geometry change that occured in '05.
Samir said:How old is the tyre? Its possible if the beads were introduced after uneven wear occurred the beads can't over come the current uneven wear. Daytona puts beads in every new tyre I buy there on my 2003 LT. Head shake does not return until the tyre is almost used up. I'm thinking that at some point the beads can't make up for traces of uneven wear and it becomes exagerated with use. I read somewhere that the beads don't migrate in the tyre until it reaches about 30mph. IF that is true then slow speed riding would eventually cause some uneven wear. Just a guess