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Subbu-500

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on: November 07, 2018, 09:33:33 am
Hi All,

So my 2014 B5 with roughly 28k miles on it has started to scare me every now and then with its weired handling. Everything seems fine until i feel a sudden pull from side to side as if the rear and front wheel have had a heated argument and want to go their separate ways  :o... it is nothing dramatic..its almost as if i am zig zaging in a controlled manner if you know what i mean. But i can feel certain sideways movement and have to make minor steering inputs to counter them. It happens at all speeds but is most noticeable when i accelerate to say 60+ kmph and close the throttle even on perfectly smooth roads.

Things done so far: Brand new rear tyre, Got the Front and Rear wheels alligned 4 times in the last 45 days, the service center guys casually inspected the rear section and concluded the swingarm and all related components were good, i got the rear wheel bearings replaced. None of the above have had any effect what so ever on the problem. Please help.
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Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 11:00:30 am
Could it be due to the new tires?  Maybe a defect or caused by the tread design?  Perhaps you could try different air pressures.  ???
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Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 12:16:44 pm
There's a section of CA101 just south of King City that makes my bikes act squirrelly.  Have you noticed it happening on a certain section of road?
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Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 12:33:06 pm
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Could it be due to the new tires?
Sorry i should have clarified it. This issue existed even before the rear tyre was replaced, in fact i got the new tyre because i assumed that the old tyre was causing it.
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Have you noticed it happening on a certain section of road?
No it happens on perfectly good roads too. :-\
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Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 12:38:25 pm
Have you checked the steering head bearings?
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Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 01:20:43 pm
Swinging arm spindle nut worked loose?
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Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 01:23:15 pm
No I haven't checked anything in the front. I will have that looked into. But I am 99% confident that something else is the culprit because there is no movement felt at the handlebars at all.. All the action originates from some where underneath the seat. Like from the mid section of the motorcycle  :-\
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Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 01:28:42 pm
Swinging arm spindle nut worked loose?
Would that not cause the entire rear wheel assembly to move from side to side when tugged while on center stand? If it does, then that is not the case either as the rear wheel assembly is really solid with no side way movement
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Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 04:12:32 pm
I would also look at rear brake in case its binding and check the shocks and the preload settings.


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Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 09:28:09 pm
Check the frame very carefully for any cracks around the welds. There have been instances of this happening. The quality of steel used on the frames is not the best.


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Reply #10 on: November 08, 2018, 01:54:15 am
It sounds to me like the swing arm bushings need replacing. I had a very similar experience on a different bike and this was the cause.
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Reply #11 on: November 08, 2018, 06:55:52 am
It sounds to me like the swing arm bushings need replacing. I had a very similar experience on a different bike and this was the cause.

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Reply #12 on: November 08, 2018, 07:00:13 am
Like portisheadric said check swing arm spindle nut is tight.  Sounds exactly how mine was behaving .
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Reply #13 on: November 08, 2018, 07:49:53 am
Thanks everyone, i will get the swingarm spindle and bushings checked/replaced and report back then. Hopefully this is the fix.
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Reply #14 on: November 08, 2018, 03:11:17 pm
Check the spindle nut first , if this is loose it will feel like the bushes are worn , I ordered new bushes then discovered it was just the loose nut . The inner bush sleeve  4 needs to be clamped solid between the frame
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