Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Commerce City, Colorado
A few days back, I started a thread about "severe front end wobble." I got lots of responses as to what the cause might be. Took it to the dealer, he re-balanced the tire and put on another 2 oz. I wound up with 3 weights on one side of the wheel and 1 weight on the other. Took it out, got up to 110 MPH (according to the speedometer). So I figure closer to 100 MPH. It wobbled again, but not as much. Tried opening the vents, closing the vents, same problem. So, I took it back to the dealer. They put on a new tire. Took it out, same problem, at almost the same speed. They told me they checked the wheel bearings, the head bearings (I think) and everything else. Suggested I take the pressure down on the shocks. Took it from 45 to 20. Took it out again, same problem. Brought it back and they started a dialogue with Victory. Haven't heard anything back. I pretty much explained to them that I was the ONLY CCT out there that had this problem. figure I was actually doing about 100 MPH. They told me that Victory would say that doing 110 wasn't what this bike was designed to do. blah blah blah. Dealer talked about taking it on consignment and/or calling an actual 'victory tech." EVERY bike I've had in my life that was capable of going over 100 MPH did not EVER have this problem. Everything I've read on the web, NOBODY else is having this problem. It was even suggested that I take off the rear trunk. WTF! The bike was designed with the trunk on it. They've even admitted that they know of other CCT riders that go at that speed and are not having that problem. So, I tell them, it's MY bike. Shouldn't happen. No granted, doin' 110 isn't the safe thing to do and it';s not something I do all the time, but when I do, I expect it to be stable. I imagine riding behind a semi-truck, doin' about 80. I want to pass. Drop it down a gear, get past quick ( I always worry about tires blowing out just as I come along side), get it up to 100 plus, and then start wobblin'. Seems like a "tour" bike would be cabable of doing 100 MPH (actual) and not have this problem. Victory hasn't got back to the service department yet, with their claim, but I'll keep you posted. The GM says we strive for 100% satisfaction. I'll loose my ass on this thing if I have to sell it. Just installed the LLoydsz hi performance cams, put in a power commamder 5, and an auto tune ( I also have the tri-oval exhausts.) 19 bikes in my life and this is the first time I've had this kind of trouble. I even tried to "power through" some of the wobble, but got too nervous because nothing improved. I'll keep you posted. Would like to hear from anybody who has gone at that speed and NOT had this kind of problem.
Air Force 1968-1972
Vietnam Veteran - Danang AB
2013 Victory Cross Country Tour (Crimson Red)
Power Commander 5
Power Commander Auto Tune