High Speed Wobbel @110-112

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Post  Papa T on Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:16 am

OK I searched on this didnít find what I was looking for. I went darkside 2 weeks ago. I have about 150 miles on the Michelin Hydroedge on my 03 1800c. I got it up to about 110 this weekend but it started to wobble real bad like if I didn't shut it down quickly it was going to come apart. This was not a vibration but a real bad wobble. Any ideas as to what could cause this. It was not there with the worn out MT. This was pretty scary at 110 mph. No I don't need to go that fast but it can so I will or would have.
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Post  VTX15628 on Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:12 am

Check your shock bushings. The rubber should be equal all around the bolt, if not replace them.

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http://www.ronayers.com/Search/N/687/PartNumber/52489-HN0-671/Source/HO
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Post  jedishon on Mon Feb 21, 2011 3:01 pm

Agree, shock bushings.

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Post  bryantone on Mon Feb 21, 2011 4:52 pm

i had wore steering head bearings.
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:53 pm

most likely culprit is the shock bushings, and easiest and cheapest to replace

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Post  smokum on Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:06 pm

Papa T, did ya have success?
I have the same issue with an 03' R. New bushings, new front tire. Didn't replace the steering head bearings, bike only had 4200 miles on it. Need to replace the shock bushings again, the replacement ones lasted all of 50 miles. Trying to find some aluminum ones. Keep us updated. later...
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Post  Papa T on Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:05 pm

I have ordered 4 new bushings for the rear shocks from Ron Ayer.(about $15 with shipping),I will update when I get them installed and tested. Gota get some better weather around here to do the testing though (rain & fog).

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Post  Kalten on Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:04 pm

this probably should have been mentioned before you ordered. But it is something to keep in mind for next time. The lower bushings for the F model are a polyurethane and last longer than the stock rubber bushings. The F bushings are a direct fit for both upper and lower on stock shocks on all other models of VTX. The F upper uses a roller bearing setup that is not interchangeable. 52489-HN0-671 is the honda part number for the harder bushing.
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Post  smokum on Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:15 pm

So that polyurethane bushing will last alot longer on top compared to the rubber chit? Why would Honda not put those all the way around from the factory?
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Post  nodakbassmaster on Mon Feb 28, 2011 12:42 am

I think they did eventually...

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Post  Papa T on Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:42 am

Those are the ones I ordered. Honda must have made the change.

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