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Early True-Pivot install

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 What to do with the take off nut  during the install process of the True-Pivot (years 1980-2001)?
 The take off nut from the old axle is to be used with the new product  installation proceedure. The thicker spacer is to be installed on the side the fixed nut was on and if you inspect the spacer it’s tapered to slide over the shoulder on the axle. Any other questions please leave a comment.
  

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FXR pivot axle kit by True-Track

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I just purchased the bronze pivot bearing and axel kit for my ’93 FXR. As in the picture on your site, there is only one locknut included in the kit. Am I supposed to use the takeoff nut from the old axel? Also, it’s not clear shich side of the axel gets the wider spacer and whether the flat side goes inward towards the transmission or facing outboard. My H-D service manual wasn’t much help there.
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HD Touring model low mileage wobble

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Wobbles in HD Touring models at low mileage can be attributed to:
Is the bike lowered?
    1. Loose front motor mount bolts.
    2. Front end fall away too loose (should be half of factory spec)
    3. Check spoke wheels (if applicable)
    4. Check demension from top of valve cover edge (rear cylinder) to seat tube. It should not be more than .550. If it is, then to much weight is on the front wheel. Check angle of motor with an incolometer (Home Depot, tool dept.) Should not be more than 1 1/2 degrees (1 degree 30 minutes)
    5. Check alignment of rear wheel, then rear wheel to front.
    6. Dunlops wobble the least.
    7. Swing arm pivots on HD Touring bikes are not anchored. This is the main source for wobbles. Go to >http://true-track.com/tt_products.html        

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“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.”
We hope you enjoyed this food for thought!

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“Wobble” article

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Recently in AIM a customer wrote in and explained he’d been experiencing a wobble in the steering when holding onto the bars lightly.It happened when slowing down or coasting to a stop at approx. 38-42 mph. He took the bike in for servie and the Harley tech tightened and reset the preload on the steering bearing and greased it heavily. The customer noted “this seems to help somewhat, but the wobble gets worse as I put more miles on the bike”. When the customer returned with the same complaint the Harley service tech took the bike for a long ride and verified the complaint. Then the tech told the customer nothiing is wrong and it’s just an undesirable characteristic of that bike and the customer will have to live with it. The tech also mentioned it could be caused by the Tour Pak on the back of the bike. The customer removed the Tour Pak and got the same results. If this sounds familiar, Chris M – the “AIM expert” commented: see next posting!

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True-Track TIPS

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Tip! Don’t forget to inspect the front motor mount for wear every 5 or 10,000 miles and the rear isolators every 20 and 40,000 miles.

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DYNA STABILIZER

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The Dyna Stabilizer is a popular item! Though Eric Buell in his patents indicated vibration isolated motorcycles need three stabilizers, the Dyna has but ONE. The True-Track  DYNA unit (part number 20-30) will provide the much needed bottom front missing link and the rear missing link to give you that smooth, wobble free, pure enjoyment ride!!!!

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