Originally Posted by softtail
I have a 2012 Ultra Limited with 3700 miles on it and I have noticed I have a very extreme front end shake when riding on a slight wash boarded road or hit crackes in the black top. Will take to dealer to check this out. Wonder if its the neck bearings or maybe wheel bearing or a combo of both, any ideas?
Loose OR Not torqued correctly front wheel bearings possible, not probable. Are they Loose to the feel
Neck bearings might be Loose. Again Feel
will tell you.
Check: Lift up and push down on the handlebars while bike is suspended. Any movement should Not be there.
If the wheel stays where put in the center while suspended and moves from side to side THEN when let loose (from side to side) comes Straight again. Should be Ok.
The 2012 bikes have OR should have the "A" suffix wheel bearings.
They are Different but HOW? Nobody will say. HD puts that "A" because of Change
,,,Meaning Many things.?. New product, new manufacturer.
Bearings "A" are changed in the 2012 bikes. There have been Lot of bearings going out that I have HEARD ABOUT (hear-say on PRE 12's)..
Maybe they put GREASE in the new "A" bearings....
Let us know What you
find out so .........
ALSO added? How does that front tire look and FEEL. Any abnormal wear, flat spots or Cupping?
..................BALANCE on smooth roads good?