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Dale N.
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PostSubject: It just dawned on me   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 02:47

I know this has been discussed many times before but it just dawned on me today.

In June of this year I put a new Pirelli Diablo rear time on my 08 SWing. I didn't think much about it except that I could get more miles of safe riding with the new rear tire.

Before I replaced the rear tire I was getting front wheel wobble like many here have commented about. While riding through my little town today I noticed that I did not have any wobble. So, while riding I tested it at every speed up to 45 mph, where the wobble usually ended. I couldn't get it to wobble at all even while riding with one hand on the bars. It used to wobble so bad under 45 one handed that I was afraid that if I didn't put both hands on the bars I'd dump it. But that's all gone now and I can only attribute it to the new rear tire.

Life is good again and I can now love my little kitten like I used to... chickendance

So I guess in another 3 or 4 years when this tire starts to wear out and the wobble comes back it will be an indicator that new tires are in order. I will then replace both front and rear with Diablos.
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PostSubject: Re: It just dawned on me   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 07:06

Just curious, but are you also running a Diablo on the front?

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PostSubject: Re: It just dawned on me   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 07:59

Dale N. wrote:
I know this has been discussed many times before but it just dawned on me today.

In June of this year I put a new Pirelli Diablo rear time on my 08 SWing. I didn't think much about it except that I could get more miles of safe riding with the new rear tire.

Before I replaced the rear tire I was getting front wheel wobble like many here have commented about. While riding through my little town today I noticed that I did not have any wobble. So, while riding I tested it at every speed up to 45 mph, where the wobble usually ended. I couldn't get it to wobble at all even while riding with one hand on the bars. It used to wobble so bad under 45 one handed that I was afraid that if I didn't put both hands on the bars I'd dump it. But that's all gone now and I can only attribute it to the new rear tire.

Life is good again and I can now love my little kitten like I used to... chickendance

So I guess in another 3 or 4 years when this tire starts to wear out and the wobble comes back it will be an indicator that new tires are in order. I will then replace both front and rear with Diablos.

Always a wonderful feeling to have solved a nagging problem!
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PostSubject: Re: It just dawned on me   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 09:24

Cosmic_Jumper wrote:
Just curious, but are you also running a Diablo on the front?

Tim

Yes. Both front and rear. The front one still has plenty of tread but will change it when I change the rear again. I think I got about 10,000 miles off the rear but I'd have to look to make sure.
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PostSubject: Re: It just dawned on me   Mon 21 Aug 2017, 18:16

To have a bike wobble, that is the most frighting experience. Happy to hear you got it taken care of. Enjoy the kitten!
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