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Brute front end wobble-any speed

Mr Mayor2010-08-11 02:43:00 +0000 #1
I know of you mudders don't go anywhere doing 50mph, but some of us trail riders do. With that in mind..


Just about any speed, regardless of terrain (most obvious on paved roads) my Brute wobbles. It's so pronounced that I don't DARE go over 50MPH.

Bearings good, everything feels tight. Did replace both tie rods early on during ownership, but the wobble was there before and after.

Rims are SS212's, on ITP Terracross radials (see signature for my opinion of said tires ). I THINK the issue is maybe the sidewall tire plugs I have, thinking maybe the belts are broken there (tire pull/radial pull?), I cannot rule that out either.

Also in my history, to add to the aggravation, is a slightly bent steering stem due to a nasty lil' rollover back in September. Some components also replaced here, but bear in mind, the wobble did not INCREASE or DECREASE since..

Suggestions? Tire pull ya think? Rims do not appear bent (but have not been tested...)


EDIT: I've had several riders follow me on both sides, and noone can see any weird vibration or anything weird from the bike...

EDIT 2: Yes, I've double nutted where the stem and tierods connect, had too, they used to back off all the time.. was event tempted to spot weld over the double nut but elected not to.

monsterbrute7502010-08-11 02:45:30 +0000 #2
If you put plugs in the side walls,it is most likely to be the issue.I'd say before you replace them,take the wheels/tires off of a buddies and put them on yours.Take it for a ride,if it doesn't wobble you know the problem.Good luck.
islandlife2010-08-11 03:23:06 +0000 #3
i second the tire, a broken belt in a car tire feels like that.
Mr Mayor2010-08-11 02:57:45 +0000 #4
Yeah I have a feeling that's it too... will swap tires with a pal soon.. I guess it's not really a bad thing... I'm lookin for an excuse to buy some Mud Wolfs anyhow...




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