Don’t forget to inspect your rubber isolators!

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Rubber mount failure is common but often an oversight during inspection and service. On the 93-2008 Touring Model three are in place, a front motor mount and two rear isolators located in the swingarm. These are what keep us vibration isolated. A failed front motor mount as seen below, (though not often as extreme as these photos) will create added vibration as the motor is now sitting metal to metal. A failed motor mount will also increase instability.

The 2009 & later touring model frame changes include a system now mounted in 4 rubber isolators – the swingarm contains two as they have prior but are now 4 ring isolators as opposed to the three ring pre 09 and two front 4 ring isolators exist. Theses two front isolators are what hold the alignment. Trike owners we have seen these isolators wear/fail in as little as 9-12 thousand miles. Be sure to inspect on a regular basis.

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