“Wobble” article part 2

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“I have a pretty good idea that your tech has an undesirable characteristic of looking for the easy way out! This is not something you have to live with.” “First things first: is the air pressure in the tires correct? This sounds too simple, but is often overlooked. Are the spokes tight and the wheels true? Usually loose spokes will be felt in turns, but a pothole or high driveway apron can whack a rim even if you didn’t think you hit it that hard. How many miles are on the tires? A cupped or damaged front tire can contribute to this type of wobble. If all of the mentioned is accounted for, you probably have a slightly loose steering head bearing. Your tech may have checked it and concluded it was within spec, but experience has shown me to go to the tight side of specification. Tightening the stem bolt another half to full flat will usually eliminate the wobble you described. Be careful though,because if you go too tight, you can introduce a weave at highway speeds.”
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