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Harley Wobble

1. Do you know anything about correcting the Harley wobble in my 2012 Road King. Between 90-100 and in a curve, I get a wild wobble. Do you have any tips on this? – Ken 2. I have a 1999 Road King and my bike wobbles. I installed an engine stabilizer on it, motor mounts…

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Front End Shakes

My front end starts to shake when I hit exactly 40 mph. Not one mile less or more will this happen, I keep my tire pressure at Harley standards. Can you help? Via Email Check tire conditions. Make sure your tire is not crowned. You may have a bad wheel bearing. Pull wheel and inspect…

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In The Shop: Front Motor Mount Replacement

Front motor mount replacement is a very common repair or preventative maintenance procedure on Touring models. We probably replace, at least one motor mount a week In The Shop. The center of the front motor mount has a round, rubber block that absorbs some of the motor’s vibration. The rubber section will eventually begin to…

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Pulling to One Side

I don’t want to go into this in a big way, because it’s a question that could dig up a huge can of worms and you won’t have time for that! Could you please briefly advise me if it is considered ‘normal’ for a correctly adjusted and aligned big twin to veer to the left…

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In The Shop: Shock Lowering Kit

Every once in a while we’ll check in on the the guys at the shop to see what they’re up to. 2010 Road Glide Goes Low In the shop this week we have a 2010 Road Glide. The owner chose to lower the motorcycle for comfort. We installed the Progressive Lowering Kit which will allow…

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Think Small – The Rise of the Mini Apes

No this article is not about another sequel to the “Planet of the Apes” that features pint sized apes ruling the world. This is about the growing trend of mini ape handlebars making their way onto a lot of Harleys. As the name implies, a mini ape handlebar is a smaller version of the iconic…

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Bad Vibrations ’03 FLTCHUI

When I had my 2003 FLTCHUI (40,000 mi.) at the dealer for fork seal replacement, they said the bike had a lot of abnormal vibration so they replaced the front lower motor mount under warranty. I hadn’t noticed any excessive vibration myself, but I figured I just must have gotten used to it. However, since…

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