DID 1200 MLS LAST WEEKEND AND NOT HAPPY

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DID 1200 MLS LAST WEEKEND AND NOT HAPPY

Post  zilgin2112 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:18 pm

Ok I did 1200 miles over a 3 day run from Columbus Oh to Chattanooga TN and back on my new car tire- General Tire Grabber UHP 205/70/15 and everytime I tried to keep up with traffic at about 75 mph to 80 mph I got the wobbles pretty severer. When I filled the tank it seemed to not be as noticable but as the fuel went down it would get worse. I like the look and the idea of this concept of having a CT but I did not like the feel I was getting going down the highway. Any suggestions on how to get this to cease so I can go back to enjoying the bike again?
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Post  optomatt on Thu Sep 01, 2011 8:52 pm

Did you install beads? What pressure are you running?

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Post  quadancer on Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:19 pm

Read. There are a plethora of threads/posts on this from beginning of trouble to solutions. Wobble seems to be the one concern
that has to be addressed once size/fitment is covered. After that, it's all gravy.
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Post  smokey2255 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 9:22 pm

Shock bushings

Just saying

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Post  zilgin2112 on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:35 pm

Yes I used dyna-beads 3oz in rear and 2oz in front-front running at 41psi-per what was recommended on tire (new front dunlop) AND 36psi on rear-Checked bushing-all looked good.

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Post  CaribCruiser on Thu Sep 01, 2011 10:46 pm

Someone also mentioned that the problems could be caused while riding
with a trunk or stuff loaded in another way. Had to do with the reflection
of the wind or something like that.
Good Luck sorting it out.
Robert.
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Post  jedishon on Fri Sep 02, 2011 7:50 am

Neck bearings would be my next choice after the bushings. Schwinn has better bearings in their bicycles. After that its a crap shoot. Putting a taller tire in the rear changes the riding angle of the bike. You can change the height of the front forks to try and compensate for that. Sometimes changing the angle of your windshield helps. As you can see there are lots of things to take into account. You can even add 3 or 4pounds of air to the rear tire. It is worth the effort. You could even try no going that fast.

Jerry
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Post  VTX15628 on Fri Sep 02, 2011 8:44 am

Try 40# in rear, Mine did the wobble at 70+, uped the pressure and it went away.
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