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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-05-2017, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Harley Death Wobble

This came to mind when I recently saw a clip of someone riding a Harley and then laying down their bike at freeway speeds because of the dreaded death wobble. Luckily, this problem doesn't seem to plague the Roadster.
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Highly over represented on the net. It exists, almost always on a dyna and likely due to poor maintenance - tire pressure, worn bearings, misalignment.
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-07-2017, 01:28 PM
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and likely suspension not setup correctly.
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Dynas have rubber mounted engines. Swinger attaches to back of engine. Rear mount wears causing lateral movement. The result is well documented

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-14-2020, 11:09 PM
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Here's a video on how to prevent it from happening.

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