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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-16-2014, 08:04 AM Thread Starter
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I am a new member with a problem on my 2006 victory jackpot. I have developed a major wobble as I make long turns on the freeway at 70-85 mph. This is not a vibration like a tire out of balance. It is a major wobble that gets severely worse very fast. I came very close to losing control and no dealer here in Alaska can tell me what causes it. New tires front and rear, all wheel bearings have been checked, goose neck is tight, and tires inflated to proper psi. I removed my saddle bags and windshield and it still persists to wobble horribly. Ive read forums about misalignment and tire pressure. Does anyone have some ideas on things to check or causes? I am not a new rider and have never come upon this issue. This just started this year. Bike has 12,500 miles. Thank u for future posts on this matter. I also have checked all bushings in The rear suspension.
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Kingpin riders has a thread that discusses the same issues on a 2006 Kingpin. There isn't a post that shows the outcome but rear wheel alignment was suggested because you can't always trust the alignment marks. Here's a couple pastes explaining how the OP should check the alignment:


Make sure your back tire is straight don't trust the guide marks, jack it up and watch your belt on the rear sprocket when turning by hand the belt should run right down the middle and not to one side.


The best way I thought of to check the rear wheel for alignment is to measure the distance from the swingarm pivot rod center to the rear axle center on each side: make sure they are equal. I figure the rear axle absolutely has to be parallel with the pivot rod holding the swingarm to the bike frame. I probably ought to check the owner's manual on this one.

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Make sure you didn't get a raidal and a bias ply mounted. A miss mached set could cause problems. Check alinement. And it's rare but a difective tire. If this started right after you had new tires mounted. It as to be something related.

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Have to ask how much air in tires. No I don't inflated to proper Tell us is it 40 psi or 36 psi

Is your bike lowered

does it only happen in right hand curves or left

How is the shock set up soft or firm

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I work out of town and go home in 4 days.I will definitely check that out ammo umb. That would make perfect sense. Thinking back It did start after the dealer installed the new tires and adjusted the belt tension. 06vitory I did make sure when I purchased the tires that they were both radials. Visionjohnny the tires are inflated to factory psi that is listed on the tire. Dont remember off hand what that was. The bike is lowered 1 1/2 inches, it happens in both left and right hand turns, the shock is stock setting. The rear wheel being out of alignment will be the first thing I check. Thank you all for the great feed back.
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Steel frame bikes Can Not Run radial up front.
Take it off or crash

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Steel frame bikes Can Not Run radial up front.
Take it off or crash
Not True! I have Bridgestone radials and have not had any wobble yet at speeds above 110mph although the front end feels light and touchy at those speeds.

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I am a new member with a problem on my 2006 victory jackpot. I have developed a major wobble as I make long turns on the freeway at 70-85 mph. This is not a vibration like a tire out of balance. It is a major wobble that gets severely worse very fast. I came very close to losing control and no dealer here in Alaska can tell me what causes it. New tires front and rear, all wheel bearings have been checked, goose neck is tight, and tires inflated to proper psi. I removed my saddle bags and windshield and it still persists to wobble horribly. Ive read forums about misalignment and tire pressure. Does anyone have some ideas on things to check or causes? I am not a new rider and have never come upon this issue. This just started this year. Bike has 12,500 miles. Thank u for future posts on this matter. I also have checked all bushings in The rear suspension.
That does not sound good & very unlike any Jackpot issue. Any chances the bike was a salvaged bike who's frame may still be damaged?




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This has come up before. I have ran radials and had a wobble. I asked the question back then about the wobble. I was told by some reliable members to lower the tire pressure 4 lbs in each tire. Problem solved. Try going back into the archives look up wobble see what comes up. I love the radials on my bike. But they wear out to fast.

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[QUOTE=akvictory;945058]Visionjohnny the tires are inflated to factory psi that is listed on the tire. QUOTE]

You did mean to write that the tires are inflated to the pressure spec'd on the frame sticker or the owners manual I hope. If you have inflated your tires to the Max pressure spec'd on the tires, reset them to the bike manufacturer's specs and see if your problem goes away.

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