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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-14-2017, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
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F6B wobble question

Do the F6B come with the infamous wobble at the low speed range?

If so, how can you get rid of the wobble so that you can let go of the hands without a wobble
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-14-2017, 12:24 AM
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Mine don't wobble. Driving with no hands isn't recommended.
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Mine don't wobble. Driving with no hands isn't recommended.
I presume you mean: your motorcycle does not wobble even if you let go of the handlebars, say, between 35-42 mph?

Or do you mean, you don't take your hands of the bars, therefore, it don't wobble?

either way, is the F6 typically a no wobble unlike the GL or is it random?
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Same bike - minus some stuff. They all dont wobble. Some cause tires -others set up - tree etc. Good luck

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I can take my hands off at any speed. It doesn't wobble. Like John said , if it wobbles there's a physical issue. Usually something worn.
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My 2013 (not a F6B) with 7000 miles on it shimmied with no hands when I got it .... it was really just a psychological issue since I never ride without hands and never plan too..... but when it came time for new tires I put on another g709 tire with a centramatic balancer..... it's completely gone..... I blame it on the tire and/or tire balancing ...... but be warned ..... everyone's mileage varies on this issue.

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No wobble on my 13 F6B.
I have no reason to take both hands off the bars.
If both hands are off the bars, that means I am in the process of being ejected.
That means I am probably going to be the first one at the accident scene.

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Its not so much as the need to take both hands off, but as shooter says: if it wobbles there is something wrong with that.

I cannot accept that the front end of a motorcycle should tank slap at the release of the little counter-pressure one applies by just resting the hands on the handlebar. I have ridden lots of different brands of bike since me last Wing, and other bikes I had don't do that. I have heard that other bike do, I have owned just about every sport touring bike on the market and none do this except the Wing.

I just hope I get one of the lucky wobbleless ones.
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If it is wobbling so bad that it creates anything close to a tank slapper, then yes SOMETHING IS SERIOUSLY WRONG.
Take it into a reputable dealer, get it checked out and fixed whatever it is.


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post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-14-2017, 01:30 PM Thread Starter
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Doug,
I guess I was using the term 'tank-slapper' as a figure of speech

But, lets just think about the physics of this: there is a rolling round tire imposing a vertical centrifugal force, which is effected by the forward vector of the bike's horizontal travel and the weight of the bike itself.

If all things are balanced correctly, as they appear to be in other bikes, there is no reason why the rolling motion of the front tire should prompt a wobble other than there must be an anomaly in the forces, some kind of deviation of balance.

Look I ain't no engineer, I am sure there are a lot of engineers around, even on this board, that could take me to task on what I imagine about 'wobble-dynamics' just using my common sense.

The bottom line is this: the wobble is not a normal circumstance for which the "don't take your hands off" should be an acceptable remedy.

I want to know that things are rolling in a completely balance way (down there infront of me on that front tire) without me having to exert a counter-force on the system to keep it from wobbling around.
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