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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 10:13 PM Thread Starter
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Front end wobble

Just bought a 2018 t120. Love it 495 miles in.... But on grooved pavement I'm getting a wobble. I reduced my tire pressure and that helped but did not eliminate. When my SE wobbled it was a mal function of the tires. Anybody else or am I just breaking in a new bike?
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post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old 01-05-2018, 10:42 PM
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Sounds like your dealer should be made aware of the issue.

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Just bought a 2018 t120. Love it 495 miles in.... But on grooved pavement I'm getting a wobble. I reduced my tire pressure and that helped but did not eliminate. When my SE wobbled it was a mal function of the tires. Anybody else or am I just breaking in a new bike?
Search that front tire on this forum. Seems to be a problem in CA with your species of rain groove. You'd not be the first to complain.

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Try the l/c forum; there might be a specific issue with the T120 that doesnít affect the air cooled bikes we know and love on this forum.
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I'm in the UK but don't think any grooved road surface is very good for stability
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Make sure both tires are at proper inflation pressure.

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I'm in the UK but don't think any grooved road surface is very good for stability
I agree. That's why the road crews usually put up warning signs to let motorcyclist know that the road has been grooved, if the grooves are more than very minor.
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Also check the rear wheel alignment. Being a new bike, this makes sense as the bikes require chain tension adjustment before delivery.

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My bike has 30k miles on it, and I get wobbles on any corrugated pavement as well. I'm told a steering damper/fork brace helps, but haven't pulled the trigger.
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I traveled twice daily over several miles of grooved pavement before retirement and thought the 'wiggle' it gave was normal and to be expected.

Recently I was over the same area several times with the Pilot Actives I've got on now and absolutely no 'wiggle' or difference from regular pavement, it took me a moment to even remember what to expect in that area.

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