Edited by eyesurgeon, 16 June 2012 - 12:49 PM.
help me troubleshoot an oscillating vibe from front end
Posted 16 June 2012 - 12:47 PM
Posted 16 June 2012 - 05:07 PM
Before I took the front wheel off I instinctively pushed the wheel from side to side. It had a lot of play. When I pulled the front wheel off bearing balls were hitting the shed floor. Glad it didn't lock up on me while I was riding it.
Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:29 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 06:29 AM
Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:46 AM
First thing that sticks out is "still on well worn original Deathwings."
On to troubleshooting: First off, get the bike into the air and spin a wheel.
-Is the wheel true? Are there any bent or broken spokes? Is the rim bent or out of round in any way? Any notchiness from the front wheel bearing?
-Is the tire balanced?
-Are the tires properly inflated?
-Are the tires in good condition? (as noted, they are not)
-Is there any notchiness in your steering stem bearings?
-Where are the settings at on your front suspension?
While the bike is in the air, how is your back wheel? Chain and sprockets? Is your rear wheel aligned?
Good luck, hope you sort it out!
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:18 AM