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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
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Wobble at slow speeds.

Periodically I get a wobble in the handlebars when traveling at speeds less than 40. I see no cupping in my tires nor feel any irregular shapes in either tire. Having seen another post about rear lug nuts causing a wobble I checked them and all are still tight and in place. I first noticed this when removing my hands to unzip vents on my suit. Gradually this has gotten worse and I sometimes feel it during tight low speed turns. I have a superbrace on the front forks and it's still tight as well. Anyone have an idea for what this can be?


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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 09:43 PM
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deceleration wobble

all you need to do is install All Balls tapered roller bearings in the steering stem torqued at 30 lbs. that will solve your problem. do not waste your time with fork braces.

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all you need to do is install All Balls tapered roller bearings in the steering stem torqued at 30 lbs. that will solve your problem. do not waste your time with fork braces.

It worked for me!!!


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all you need to do is install All Balls tapered roller bearings in the steering stem torqued at 30 lbs. that will solve your problem. do not waste your time with fork braces.
Worked for me also. Highly recommend it.
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Same here. Installed All Balls on my 2006 at about 1500 miles. Didn't shake again until about 125K, had a new set installed and problem solved.

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Both of my GL1800's had the wobble from about 40 or 45 mph when decelerating and hands off of the bars.

It would go away for a short time after installing a new set of tires.

I never considered it an issue.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-20-2017, 11:15 AM
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Honda has a fix for that, or at least the one they told me. "Sir, it clearly states in your owner's manual that you must keep both hands firmly on the bars at all times when the bike is in motion."
The dealership told me about the "All Balls" solution and even quoted me a decent price to install them. I thought that was stupid being the bike was under warranty. In the end I traded to a newer bike because of all the "stupid" issues. (Honda was completely worthless on all of them, giving advice like that quoted above. I'm not kidding, Honda CS really said that.)

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If 'Goldwing wobble posts' go Public on the Stock market I am gonna invest all I have...and subsequently get rich.


...my solution was 1500 worth of Traxxion springs and Triple tree installed by Fred.

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I would revisit the tyre and make sure it has not gone out of round and slightly egg shaped by spinning it while on the full stand.


Start it up and pop it into gear then look from the back to see of it goes up and down.


I had that but didn't notice the first time I checked it. Then I did the all balls and brace route, and it was still there.


Turned out I had broken belts, they get progressively worse as they break 1 at a time and radiate out from the first damaged belt.
Clear as mud? Real easy to do and doesn't take long at all.


The number of threads that result in the rear tyre causing problems with the rider feeling it in the bars is amazing.

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Mine did it when new and has done it with new tires. I just keep both hands on the handlebars and figure its just the nature of the beast. Imho, I feel if the bikes weight distribution were more to the front, it would help and higher speeds are not effected due to the gyro effect of the front wheel.

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