I have a piece written up (well, 85% done) with the most common causes and solutions. I'll post it when I get home.Scott
Always start with the last thing you worked on, in this case the swing arm. since you had the wheel off, check very carefully that you got it back on aligned properly. If you have a long straight edge, I use an old venetian blind hanger, and butt it against the rear tire as high as I can to get a true straight line reading then see how much it stands off the front tire, about a 1/8". Then do the other side. It should be the same distance. Don't trust the snails to be right. they are most often off between the two sides.Bare
Mine twiched too, which could lead to the dreaded oscillation.I discovered that my lower triple tree bolts were loose, whichwould initiate this wobble. Bradey.. What Torque Specs did you use to tighten the Triple Tree Bolts?I have also observed that adding the bronze/brass shims overthe plastic bushing work very nicely like thrust washers and protect the bushes from abuse.What Plastic Bushings are you referring to? (is it the swingarm?)However, over the years, I have learned that there is a thing called "correct procedure" Bradey- I understand that correct procedure is extremely important to resolve & correct any issue. I'm meticulously following the steps and guidance offered by the forum members. I am attempting a step by step elimination process, and hoping I get closer to resolving this "WOBBLE ISSUE".Cheers
Tire Pressure is 18# Front and 28# back and I weigh approx 170 Lbs. Just read through your post again, and trying to save you a whole lot of work and aggravation.... Your tire pressures are mis-matched. Too much air in the rear tire, shortening your rake angle even more. Try dropping that to 24 pSI. 18 front...24 back, or you could go 20 front ...26 back. Give those a try and see how it does. Also.... Don't forget to check that front pinch bolt on the lower right fork leg. It's for the axle. That one likes to come loose.
As for the bronze shim, refer to the photos taken my Matz in his post where he has disassembled the swing arm completely. Here is the link http://www.enfieldmotorcycles.com/forum/index.php/topic,16382.0.html#msg179505
That is a completely different swing arm. At least from what is on my 09 C-5. That has different ends on the pivot tube. Those black disks on the end appear to be grease retainers, and not thrust washers. Very similar to what you might see on a Honda CB.
Looking at it closer.... it does appear to have a brass thrust washer on the inside of the retainer. Matt, was there rubber ridges or grooves along the inside lip of that black disk ?
@Mattsx @GashouseMy C5 Swingarm DID NOT have those discs and Just to verify I checked the repair & the parts manual..neither of the manuals showed those 2 discs..
@portisheadricThanks, I will give that a shot if I can..all I have got on the tires are 3000miles and that too on perfect to excellent roads, I've done no rough roads or dirt roads....
I encounter again a slight wheel wobble at higher speeds (65 mph plus on GPS). I really love these tyres; they stick well on tar and are absolutely fabulous off road (compared to the Indian tyres that came standard with my bike). Instead of changing back to a more mundane "road" tyre I was considering perhaps to stiffen the front mudguard and perhaps welding in an additional stiffener in front of the rear wheel on the swing arm? Has anybody done this already? Does is help? Many Thanks Roeland
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