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Post  brad31684 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:21 pm

Quick question for you all. I joined the darkside and now have about 1000 miles on my new toyo. Let me tell you i love it to death!!!! I have one question and it worries me a little but not a lot. At high speed 60mph+ if you jiggle the handlebars you start getting into a very serious wobble. The bike always pulls out of it but it just seems like it is way to willing to wiggle around where as with a bike tire it did not. Has everyone experienced this?

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Post  twin1300 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 8:33 pm

There is another thread on here from Jedison. Check it out! Have you replaced you rear shock bushing yet? What kind of front tire do you have? Have you replaced the front steering bearings yet?


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Post  smokey2255 on Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:00 pm

If you are on an 1800 the steering head bushings are probably not the issue. The shock bushings are more than likely your problem. Good place to start and they are cheap and easy to replace. Pull your shock bolt and look at the rubber for any elongation or misformation.

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Post  brad31684 on Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:50 pm

yes i am on an 1800 with only about 5500 miles on the bike. I will go ahead and replace the rear shock bushings, where can i purchase these at a good price, also is there any other bearings or things i need to replace or tighten?

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Post  smokey2255 on Thu Apr 24, 2008 7:59 pm

brad31684 wrote:yes i am on an 1800 with only about 5500 miles on the bike. I will go ahead and replace the rear shock bushings, where can i purchase these at a good price, also is there any other bearings or things i need to replace or tighten?


Just do the shock bushings for now, Lets take it one step at a time. The next thing I would look into would be the balancing of the tire. Dyna beads are a great source of in flight balancing. But anyway one thing at a time, PM Jedison about the part #s and where he got the bushings from. He is always here so you should get a quick answerf from him.

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Post  brad31684 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:03 am

I am still waiting on the bushing but man this thing gets scary when at high speeds. Took it out again today and had that very scary front in wobble where you think the handlebars just won't come under control. I sure hope the rear shock bushing fix this

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Post  smokey2255 on Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:38 pm

I found on mine that I could run it up to speed and literally release any grip I had on the bars and they would straighten out and clam down. I am talking very light finger tip pressure on the throttle. It seemed that with any input from me it would start to wobble almost to the point of being a tank slapper. release any pressure I had on it and it settled right out. Once I changed the rear bushings it quit all of that.

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Post  wayne on Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:40 pm

Wit the 1800, you do need to check the torque on the head bearrings, and make sure you have the right tire press. in the front, all of this goes with the shock bushings, any of these can cause problems. I dont have the 1800 and never worked on on, but have done alot of reading on them in the last 4yrs.

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Post  pvt93 on Tue Apr 29, 2008 10:10 am

I have an 1800 with 24,000 miles on it and had to tighten the head berings. It would almost tank slap as I let off the gas. I also replaced the shock bushings and that made it ride some what smoother, until I put the Progressive 440's on Very Happy I also put progressive springs in the forks and with the CT on, this thing rides like a dream now.

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Post  brad31684 on Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:18 pm

How in the world do i get to the head bearing i have never tried that, is there a write up somewhere and is it farily easy without the need for special tools?

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