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So my LX has a significant wobble when i take my one hand off the handlebars. Yesterday i did a quick store run and loaded up my bag. I always use this bag and it's put in the same place every time. Whatever the weight was it took away the wobble. So can anybody figure out why the wobble went away? Thanks DUH here's the pic.
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Re: LX wobble
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So my LX has a significant wobble when i take my one hand off the handlebars. Yesterday i did a quick store run and loaded up my bag. I always use this bag and it's put in the same place every time. Whatever the weight was it took away the wobble. So can anybody figure out why the wobble went away? Thanks
hi Judy,
your ride hight changed so first job check your shock absorbers and then your tire pressures.
Cheers Andy x.
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I don't have the answer, but a wobble on the small frames doesn't sound good. Obviously not the gts's problem. Is there a chance your steering bearings could be going again? I know they're fairly new, but possible. I know you take good care of your tyres, so probably not an issue there.

I guess the lowered centered of gravity would certainly dampen the wobble/eliminate the wobble.

I can ride my s in a straight line with no hands on the steering with no wobble felt. I do know the hard way that the chassis is quite prone to tank slappers mind, but only going round fast bends, kinda like the Harley wobble.

What ever it is I hope you find out what's going on
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Add some massive bar end weights and enjoy!
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ANDY i have played around with my tire pressures and while certain pressures are better, nothing takes it away. You said shocks and i've been wondering if my front shock is going. The roads suck and i've hit a couple of pot holes that may have done it in. The last one broke my headset tabs. Wha? emoticon What The? emoticon Livid emoticon So i wonder how the front shock is holding up.I'm guessing the front shock is at least 6yrs old. It's a Malossi. So how long do the shocks last. Rear one was done 2yrs ago (Malossi) and i had a Bitubo on it before that. The rear Malossi ones were almost $500 so i went for a Bitubo. The front Malossi was cheap so i put a Malossi on the front when i swapped out the stock shocks 6yrs ago. Malossi on the front and a Bitubo on the rear. In 2014 they finally came down in price so i put a Malossi on the rear. Front one is 6yrs old and rear is 2yrs old.
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Did you try to use different booty positions? In plain English did you move your ass around a littlle bit with different results?
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Hi Judy,
Look at your front shock for any oil trace, even the slightest amount means the shock seals have gone and now dead. Then stiffen up the spring load and adjust the rebound right up, this will test if the spring has started to compress and lose its strength.
Cheers Andy.
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MAX i did. Laughing emoticon ANDY i will. I've wondered if the front shock was the reason for the wobble. It just starting doing it recently (the past year or so). Thanks you guys.
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Fixed
So i took the LX in for a few things to be done yesterday. My wobble was getting worse. I had new front pad pads and rotor put on, oil change and a Heidenau K 62 on the rear. The one that was on was really worn. Funny how you don't notice it but when the new one was put on i'm like "wow it really was bad". It's gone (still have a slight wobble when i get past 55 but it's been that was since i bought it) but could it have been a warped front rotor? Front has a new tire and shock on it as well. I'm also wondering if the rear tire was contributing to the wobble since it was so bad.
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Re: Fixed
I am just curious after all the stress, did you loose some weight? Less weight less wabble.
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MAX i wish. Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon Front shock is new,front tire is new (tires are the same make and brand and the shock is too),new brake pads. The only thing that's different is the disc/rotor change. Same tire pressures also.I've done every combo with the PSI on the tires as well. Can't figure out why but it's gone. Still my same fat ass on there. Laughing emoticon
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MAX i wish. Crying or Very sad emoticon Crying or Very sad emoticon Front shock is new,front tire is new (tires are the same make and brand and the shock is too),new brake pads. The only thing that's different is the disc/rotor change. Same tire pressures also.I've done every combo with the PSI on the tires as well. Can't figure out why but it's gone. Still my same fat ass on there. Laughing emoticon
As it's being said in another thread of yours. The rotor must have being out of round. Whatever that means...
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Anyway I am glad you got it fixed. The wobble is dangerous, elusive sometimes, but still deadly.
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MAX i'm so not a mechanic. Glad there's somebody else like me out there. Laughing emoticon
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MAX i'm so not a mechanic. Glad there's somebody else like me out there. Laughing emoticon
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