Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

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Kocho
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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

I'm glad it worked for you with the new Pirelli tires - did not in my case vs. slightly used ones (2K+ miles vs. 0 miles), same stock Pirelli tires. I have had the used ones since they were new though, and their level of wobble has not changed one bit vs. when they were new on the same bike. Previously to my current one, I owned a VX-1 with almost 17K miles, and it had exactly the same wobble issue in the front (with a Pirelli Diablo instead of the stock GTS).

I think a good mounting and balance is very important and based on what I've seen on the 4 individual factory-mounted tires/wheels I have, it can be hit or miss. So I'll follow the video advice and check/rebalance the brand new spare front wheel/tire/brake combo that I have off the bike right now and see if it changes anything (stock Pirelli on it). And while I have my Michelin tire/wheel/brake off, I'll check/-re balance that too.

and ANYWAY......with new Pirelli tyres, the wobble is gone. The steering is also much lighter in the steering, and grip over tram lines is much better.

I am surprised at just how much worn tyres affect the scooter!

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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

Yeah , kocho you have two options.

1-/) Go the way aircon , buy a new set of tires every 250-750 kms.

2-/)Or go the way all motorcyclist follow around the world , go to a specialized mechanic , pay about 30-40 euros , and the problem is gone.

I don't know what are discussing , or arguing.Is like , if you have a bad tooth , you go to the dentist.If you have vibration on the handlebar of your bike , you go to the mechanic to put weights , you can not invent anything on a bike , is all invented.So stop living on the chocolate street , in sweetland and go to a mechanic.

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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

Yeah , kocho you have two options.

1-/) Go the way aircon , buy a new set of tires every 250-750 kms.

2-/)Or go the way all motorcyclist follow around the world , go to a specialized mechanic , pay about 30-40 euros , and the problem is gone.

I don't know what are discussing , or arguing.Is like , if you have a bad tooth , you go to the dentist.If you have vibration on the handlebar of your bike , you go to the mechanic to put weights , you can not invent anything on a bike , is all invented.So stop living on the chocolate street , in sweetland and go to a mechanic.

lol....WTF?

Again I will tell you, it's not a vibration, it's a wobble.

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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

I'm glad it worked for you with the new Pirelli tires - did not in my case vs. slightly used ones (2K+ miles vs. 0 miles), same stock Pirelli tires. I have had the used ones since they were new though, and their level of wobble has not changed one bit vs. when they were new on the same bike. Previously to my current one, I owned a VX-1 with almost 17K miles, and it had exactly the same wobble issue in the front (with a Pirelli Diablo instead of the stock GTS).

I think a good mounting and balance is very important and based on what I've seen on the 4 individual factory-mounted tires/wheels I have, it can be hit or miss. So I'll follow the video advice and check/rebalance the brand new spare front wheel/tire/brake combo that I have off the bike right now and see if it changes anything (stock Pirelli on it). And while I have my Michelin tire/wheel/brake off, I'll check/-re balance that too.

Well, that's just weird!

I don't know what the answer is....except my bike is back to how it was when new. No wobble, lighter and more responsive steering and more grip.

You'd think all out bikes would be the same, but clearly that's not the case.

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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

Sorry Aircon i was talking to kocho.The. If you thing your bike wobbles , then the only i can remember from this is a overinflated tire.My "solution" is only for the handlebar vibration.

Kocho
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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

Finally we are getting somewhere ;-) This whole thread is about wobble (front and rear), not vibration ...

Sorry Aircon i was talking to kocho.The. If you thing your bike wobbles , then the only i can remember from this is a overinflated tire.My "solution" is only for the handlebar vibration.

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Re: Wobbly Rear Wheel Rim - how to fix?

forks, triple tree? loosen center nut at goose neck, tubes at the tree, any stabilizer attached to tubes and wheel nuts . on your alignment machine, or two "strait " 2x4's {it can work} align wheels an tighten forks first then center nut, which is where fork wobble originates, the bearing preload is vital.
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