If I recall correctly ( and I'm not completely sure here), Br. gas house gorilla had instability in his C5. IIRC (again, big if) the cause was some sort of unwanted pressure from something mounted not right in the rear half of the bike pulling things askew....
Seems it's always started wagging at any thing over 60mph any faster and it increases till it gets plumb scary.I've aligned the rear wheel which was off square.checked the fender bolts and anything else I could think of .Hope I'm not boring you fellers with all this but I'm coming to wits end.Seems more like a design flaw than anything.Thanks for bearing with me on this. bittercrick
I have finally gained some headway on the wobble.I loosened the cinch bolt and the axle nut then bounced the front 3 times and tightened everything back up took it to town to coffee this morning at 65+mph and no wobble . I'm ecstatic less it was only a fluke I'll keep you posted on this. bittercrickp.s.Yes if this was the cure I'll eat crow,can't taste that bad
o, I tried to loosen the front axle cinch bolt and bounce it a few times, only to find that the bolt breaks before I can re-tighten it enough to actually pinch the front axle. I've broken 3 bolts already.
Ok, let's review...Check your tire pressure again, something like 18/26 should be a good start. Set you're rear shocks softer, not harder. One notch down from the middle would be a good spot to start. Loosen the front axle, axle pinch bolt, and lower triple pinch bolts, bouncy-bouncy-bouncy, tighten the triple, tighten the axle. Make sure your rear wheel is properly aligned. Make sure you don't have excessive play in the steering head bearnings (you probably don't or you'd notice it sooner).
Glad to hear your vibration issues went away.So, does the G5 tire pressure need to be about the same as the C5?
Prof - It is not that the vibrations have completely disappeared. It still has vibrations, perhaps more than your new bike or a Harley. But they are less than before this 'bike-shake-up self-resetting' routine. Now the question - is this level of vibrations an ISSUE ? That depends on whether you like RE or Goldwing that can cruise without spilling cup of coffee !
Singh, I have another recommendation:.....Start looking for some really heavy bar end weights. Oh, and I'd say get rid of the foam grips. I find that with soft foam you tend to overgrip and your hands get very tired. I like the Pro-Grip gel type grips myself. A little vibe reducation and more comfortable than the thin stock grips.
Those of you going 70+ mph on these bikes I think are missing the point of owning a thumper in the first place. Yes, there are times when it will be necessary to go these faster speeds, short jaunts on the highway IE, but this bike was meant for back road riding going between 35 and 55 mph. ...
will look into heavy bar end weights and gel type grips and see which ones fit in G5.
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