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Discussion in 'Victory Vision' started by Keyman6868, Dec 25, 2020.

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    Keyman6868 New Member

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    I just picked this bike up last Saturday (2015 Victory Vision 10k miles) they just put New Dunlop e4 on it and this bike wonders or gets floating feeling like it is unstable. It only occurs above 65 that I can notice. Any help would be great. Thanks
     
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    Replace the front tire. Avon Cobra Chrome is my preferred tire in the stock size.

    If you what a STABLE feeling tire the Pirelli Angel GT rear tire in 160 60 ZR 18 mounted in reverse for front application is an option to consider.
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    These tires are brand new. Im not sure it is the tires. Im thinking it might not be tracking right. It seems the belt is not riding in the center. Its all the way to the right side of the rear pulley.
     
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    Whoever did the tires may not have aligned the rear properly. I'd be checking both front wheel for proper tightening and then the rear for tracking and tension. If still a problem the triple tree.
     
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    Check air pressure in tires. Usually the problem is low air
     
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    Check and see if they mounted it correctly. Directional.
     
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    It looks off to me
     

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    yes already did that.
     
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    Surprisingly it may not be in the front. If your belt isn't aligned then neither is the wheel. When was the last time front forks were serviced/adjusted. The list of possibilities: Rear wheel alignment. Swingarm bushing /bearings worn.Shock under inflated/worn. Front fork head bearings worn/out of adjustment. Bad tire or low air.
     
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    Not sure if this is the same for you, but when I first got my Vision, I thought it wandered as well, but then I found I was trying too hard to keep it straight (eg white-knuckling the handlebars). Once I loosened my grip and let her wander a bit, all was well. It’s a big ship with a lot of Tupperware. They are solid machines and cut the wind very well, just sometimes “float”. So let it float.

    that being said, as others have said, make sure you have proper alignment in your tires. Side note: the marks on the swing arm are NOT an indication that it is aligned properly. They are called “guide marks” for a reason. There have been other occasions/discussions around the marks and they are not always the same from left to right.
     
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    A tire change does not require the adjustment bolts to be touched. If they moved them, then yes it probably needs to be aligned but I doubt that has much to do with what you are feeling.

    New front tire is very ROUND , little contact patch. As @md2420 said with new a tire out front it will feel quite tipsy at first. Relax a little and see if that helps as he suggested.

    I'm not fond of the Dflops, especially the front tires, if there's a groove or a rut in the road you will feel the need to fight for control, that's actually the last thing you want to do. You'll always be behind and the more you correct the worse it will get.

    Where are you located? Many of us wrench on our own bikes. I have several that I work on. Would gladly help gets you straightened out if you're nearby.
     
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    I just noticed my typo from the spelling... lol Wanders
     
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    In Phoenix Arizona-year riding weather! Ive had a lot of bikes over the years and this just doesn't feel right. I bike with 10 k miles and new tires should ride nice.
     
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    A Vision with an E4 will probably feel like what you have under you. Especially if you're a little tense. Vision is a very nimble bike, with a tire that doesn't know which way to go (E4) ...

    FWIW I just put a second set of Angel GT, E4 ft/rr on a brothers XCT he loves the combination. Put a Metzler 888 , Avon Chrome , anything but the E4 and she'll ride much better.

    If you weren't 2000 miles away , I'd swap our front tires and make a believer outta you.
     
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    @Keyman6868 , I’m in the valley of the sun as well (Chandler) and on my 2nd set of E4s. I have no problems with them, but also have had nothing else on the bike, so I can’t compare with any other tires. If the bike wanders because of the E4, idk, but it does wander a bit. Took me a few weeks to get used to, but once I did, I’ve had all the confidence I need in the bikes performance and manners.

    who did the tires for you?
     

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