no I’ve not been eating too much pie (ok well maybe) but I’m borrowing my mate’s CB500 at the moment and between 20-40mph there’s a nasty wobble from the front wheel, so much so I can’t let my hand off for more than a split second.
Front wheel and headrace bearing have no play in them, any ideas what else it can be apart from wheel needs balancing?
All our company CBFs have that wobble, nothing is being done about it coz decisions about the vehicles and equipment are made by people who know feck all about bikes and dangers of not wearing some reasonably good quality clothing and lid…:w00t:
Colin Chapman once told me (got to love/hate a bit of name dropping) that “most problems with the back end of a vehicle are problems at the front and a lot of problems at the front are really problems at the back”.
I spent ages looking for something wrong with the front of my '78 BMW. Then found out, quite by chance, that the front end didn’t weave at 80+ when the (empty) panniers were not fitted.
I got sim prob: Im going to see mate with same bike and change the front wheel over see if he gets it, and if it stops, got new tyres, was told it s pos, i might have a dogie front tyre,:w00t:, so another bill, dont think they will change it done just under 2k on them, but if it is , I will try:D
wheel balance weights . are there any fitted? if not its worth getting them balanced .cheap to do
look for damage to the wheel its self are there any cracks etc
WHEEL BEARING this seems to be over looked alot or missed
brakes check the brake disks for damage/ warp? are the brake pads very worn and moveing about??? caliper bolts tight? all bolts tight? bolts missing??
check the forks for the above
if you cant find anything it could be a loose engine mount etc go over the whole bike including the back wheel etc as vibration and sound does travel some weird paths sometimes maybe a bit over the top but better to do than dont do i hope this helps
Cheers MrBike.Ill check them out. Is it wrong to play chicken with teh woblle and let go of the bars?Ive been testing it and it only happens after accelerating up to around 30-40mph and then rolling off the throttle. no other time