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Old 11-30-2012, 05:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The harley "wooble"

Hi Guys

My H-D flht is 1985 electra glide classic ~ 27yrs. old.

And I got the HARLEY WOOBLE where the rear wheel starts woobling as i'm into a turn.

For a numbler of years I thought is was just me and I had to get better at my turning. Numb skull brain of mine. Finally after all these years it was brought to my attention that ~ IT ISN'T ME, ITS THE DARN BIKE.

Questions Guys. I looked on Ebay for the REAR STABLILZER FOR MY YEAR BIKE ~ " NO DICE "

Can you guys help me out and tell me if I can STABLIZE the rear wheel with a STABLIZER for my yr. bike 1985.

Or another yr. bike that would do the job of correcting my situation?

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When was the last time you replaced the rear wheel bearings and had the axle checked for runout?
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Check your swing arm bearings and the rear shocks and mounts.

If you have laced wheels I'd get them checked for loose spokes.

Probably wouldn't hurt to check the steering neck bearings.
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Old 12-01-2012, 03:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Swing arm loose rubber bearings

Hi Guy

My swingarm rubber bearings have not been changed in 27 YEARS.
Everying else has been replaced. Wheel bearings ALL NEW.

I just recently came across this problem only a couple of wks ago. All these years I thought it was JUST ME not maintain proper steering technics going into turns.

Low and behold its NOT ME. ITS THOSE WORN-OUT RUBBER SWINGARM BEARINGS.

Now my mechanic suggested this product to correct my WOBBLING
" TRUE-TRACK " Have any you guys out there ever had this product installed on your Harley
NEED YOUR EXPERIENCES PLEASE -B-4-I- GO-4- THE BIG $ $ $

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Check your swing arm bearings and the rear shocks and mounts.

If you have laced wheels I'd get them checked for loose spokes.

Probably wouldn't hurt to check the steering neck bearings.
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The rubber mounts/doughnuts are about 43 bucks a piece. The front mount is around 60 as I recall. If you simply change them out to the new updated stock HD parts your bike will once again handle like"new" for slightly more than 100 bucks. Replacing these should be considered routine maintenance on older bikes. They're easy to change, check out Jakes glide pro videos no the internet. Save your money on all the band aid fixes, yeah band aids work but how bout fixin' the underlying problem first? I and many of my friends have returned our bikes to like new condition in the same way. You can always buy a stabilizer later anyways.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Low and behold its NOT ME. ITS THOSE WORN-OUT RUBBER SWINGARM BEARINGS.


OK,,, so replace the swingarm bearings
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Check swingarm for cracks too.
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Hi Guy

My swingarm rubber bearings have not been changed in 27 YEARS.
Everying else has been replaced. Wheel bearings ALL NEW.

I just recently came across this problem only a couple of wks ago. All these years I thought it was JUST ME not maintain proper steering technics going into turns.

Low and behold its NOT ME. ITS THOSE WORN-OUT RUBBER SWINGARM BEARINGS.

Now my mechanic suggested this product to correct my WOBBLING
" TRUE-TRACK " Have any you guys out there ever had this product installed on your Harley
NEED YOUR EXPERIENCES PLEASE -B-4-I- GO-4- THE BIG $ $ $

Like everyone else said, replace the bushings/bearings that need replacing first.

As far as the tru-trak, I have one on my '97 RK and it does work to firm the ride up a bit providing everything else is in order. It was worth the $$ to me but that's just me. It will reduce your ground clearance a little bit if that is of any consideration.
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Old 12-03-2012, 12:50 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Thumbs up You & my harley tech - r- right

Hey coastie56

Man did you & my Harley tech hit the nail on the head with you great suggestions.

I will NOT BUY THE TRUE-TRACK STABILIZER COST: $450.00
I told my guy to install NEW RUBBER BUSHINGS & NEW STEEL BEARINGS IN MY SWINGARM. COST:around 250.00 bucks.

Thanks-4-the heads-up


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The rubber mounts/doughnuts are about 43 bucks a piece. The front mount is around 60 as I recall. If you simply change them out to the new updated stock HD parts your bike will once again handle like"new" for slightly more than 100 bucks. Replacing these should be considered routine maintenance on older bikes. They're easy to change, check out Jakes glide pro videos no the internet. Save your money on all the band aid fixes, yeah band aids work but how bout fixin' the underlying problem first? I and many of my friends have returned our bikes to like new condition in the same way. You can always buy a stabilizer later anyways.
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