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Hello, new to the forum here. Recently acquired a 2000 V92c, altered with a batwing fairing and hardbags. I am having a high speed wobble, I looked in the "death Wobble" thread. I saw mention of Progression Link Stabilizer and True-Track mentioned, but didn't see on either site where these products fit a Victory. Could someone give me some direction to fix this problem, please?
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Welcome to the site.

Ive heard others complain about a high speed wobble - and it is usually caused by a batwing fairing that has been mounted to the forks, rather than to the frame of the bike. I suppose the easiest way to fix it is to remove the batwing fairing. Or drive slower...but who the hell wants to do that?!?! LOL!

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yeah, neither of those is going to happen. The fairing is half the reason I purchased this bike. It's my long distance ride. lol. It honestly feels like it's more in the rear than the front. Best way I can describe it is to say it feels like i'm riding a dog that's wagging it's tail.
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Welcome BomberGirlAWOL and how did you come about that handle? Where to start...there are so many factors that can cause HS wobble. Steering head bearings - are they worn and/or adjusted properly. Wheel bearings - ditto. Tires - worn, proper air? Note the profile of the front tire, if its kinda triangular, the previous owner rode 'em under-inflated and they may need to be replaced. When wobble occurs, stay loose on the bars (as you should always be) and slowly back off the throttle. Again, welcome from the Pacific Northwet and good luck.

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Hi, and thank you. I am a patch holder with Bomber Girls LRC, and currently chapterless hence AWOL.
The steering bearings were just tightened down, the tires are new and at the correct pressure. It doesnt wobble all the time, but when does, it gets a good wiggle wiggle wiggle on.

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Hi, and thank you. I am a patch holder with Bomber Girls LRC, and currently chapterless hence AWOL.
The steering bearings were just tightened down, the tires are new and at the correct pressure. It doesnt wobble all the time, but when does, it gets a good wiggle wiggle wiggle on.
That leaves the wheel bearings - unlikely, but worth checking. Correct air pressure? Your own doing with a good gauge? Never trust the shop guy or his gauge. I've tapped out my mental resources on this subject...maybe someone else, who actually has cured HS wobble, can chime in here. Anyone?

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I crashed from a high speed wobble on an old BMW... not a pretty picture, drive slow until you figure it out... sucks.

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Bomber Girl, I had a chance to sleep on this and got to wondering about your fairing and a some questions come to mind. How high is the windscreen? Tall enough that you have to look through it? If so, cut it down so that you look over it. You'll still have good wind protection, but a clearer view, especially in rain and fog. Is there an air passage where the windscreen is attached to the fairing? That's needed to relieve the low pressure that builds behind the windscreen, causing turbulence. The aerodynamics of your fairing, if not correct, can be the cause of your HS wobble, or a contributor. A picture would help.

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P.S. These fairing wobble, turbulance, noise troubles are legendary, for all bikes... I suggest NAKED (no fairing, windshield), you'll get used to it quickly, and once you go naked you won't be able to stand something in front of you.... I say NAKED.

(This is the wrong place for such advice, since most people here love that stuff in front of them, oh well)

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After over seven decades on this planet, I have had my share of pain and discomfort and have learned not to volunteer for more. I started out riding naked, then became painfully aware of how much crap there is being thrown my way while zooming down the highway, not to forget what rain feels like at 60 per. You go right ahead and ride naked. I'll ride comfortable.

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