Wobble help | Victory Motorcycles: Motorcycle Forums

Wobble help

Discussion in 'Victory Cross Country' started by Gleb1985, May 23, 2021.

  1. Gleb1985

    Gleb1985 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    Kwai Vulcan 1500
    Fairly new to motorcycles,
    Installed new tire first time. Replaced original rear elite to cobra , front tire still have about 50% tread so I didn’t replace. First ride pretty bad wobble at 70-85 mph. Defective rear tire ?
    Should I replace the front as well ?
    Didn’t have it before tire replacement
     
  2. VicVisionBulldog

    VicVisionBulldog VOG Police Chief

    Top Poster Of Month

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Messages:
    21,326
    Likes Received:
    9,519
    Location:
    Houston
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    13' Vision Tour / 08' Vision Street Premium
    We need more info.

    This is on a Vulcan? I'm not much help they're never having one. Or did you get aXC?

    How old is the front tire?

    Did you balance, or who balanced the rear? How? Beads or weights?

    Is this on all road surfaces and only certain ones? Have you noticed?
     
  3. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    4,982
    Likes Received:
    2,063
    Location:
    Littlestown
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2009 Vegas 2008 VISION 2013 XC. 13 Vegas 8 Ball
    Are the tires both radials or bias ply?

    Is the tire mounted with the correct rotation for the location (rear) ?

    Is the wheel properly aligned?

    Do you have the tire pressure set correctly?
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. IndyVictory

    IndyVictory Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
    My guess would be rear wheel not properly aligned. Follow the manual for that process.

    Be sure tire is properly inflated to correct air pressure as well.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  5. slickvic

    slickvic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,307
    Likes Received:
    4,772
    Location:
    South Florida
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2011 Cross Country
    Check rear wheel alignment. Don’t go by just the marks alone on the swing arm. Once your snug spin the rear wheel and watch the rear pulley and belt how it tracks. Properly set the belt should run left to right. On the pulley wheel. 80% of the time it’s rear wheel alignment. You said no wobble before rear tire change so I’m assuming the alignment is off.

    Now for the info part. What’s your front tire brand and is it bias or radial. I’m assuming the new cobra rear is radial ? If it is your generally ok with radial rear and bias front but having the same brand and tread pattern helps with tracking. Also watch your tire pressure. Cold 37 front and rear is fine. As the tires heat up while riding they will approach 39 to 40 psi warm.
    Balance beads ? Rim weights ?
     
  6. roadcouch

    roadcouch Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2013
    Messages:
    1,122
    Likes Received:
    587
    Location:
    West of chicago
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2013 xc sunset red
    @Gleb1985

    I've had a defective tire before. It's definitely a possibility
     
  7. Gleb1985

    Gleb1985 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    Kwai Vulcan 1500
    Thanks for all replys
    It’s 2011 XC , so the Aligment was slightly off I re aligned , front tire was at 26psi rear at 42 , got em both to 37 cold, front is oem Dunlop elite 3 radial , rear is Avon cobra v92 not sure if it’s radial or bias with rim weight.
    went for a ride still some wobble. Aligment seems still slightly off , more to one side. Not perfectly in the middle. Doubt it would make a huge difference though.
    5B4B2A48-BF2E-474D-838A-B2CA4739F0CA.jpeg 5B4B2A48-BF2E-474D-838A-B2CA4739F0CA.jpeg
     
    • Like Like x 1
  8. IndyVictory

    IndyVictory Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
    26 psi would definitely be a problem.

    Was that your old rear tire?
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. Gleb1985

    Gleb1985 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2019
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    7
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    Kwai Vulcan 1500
    Yes. Didn’t have a wobble with the bold tire.
     
  10. slickvic

    slickvic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,307
    Likes Received:
    4,772
    Location:
    South Florida
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2011 Cross Country
    Wow you got all the life out of that one.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    4,982
    Likes Received:
    2,063
    Location:
    Littlestown
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2009 Vegas 2008 VISION 2013 XC. 13 Vegas 8 Ball
    180 60 R16. The "R" identifies radial as printed on the sidewall Screenshot_20210524-080242_Gallery.jpg

    Tires should be 38/40 cold for solo 40/42 2up or max pressure as printed on the sidewall.
     
  12. slickvic

    slickvic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2011
    Messages:
    11,307
    Likes Received:
    4,772
    Location:
    South Florida
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2011 Cross Country
    I have to ask what the front tire looks like and why your not doing both at the same time.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  13. jmstang302

    jmstang302 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2013
    Messages:
    4,982
    Likes Received:
    2,063
    Location:
    Littlestown
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2009 Vegas 2008 VISION 2013 XC. 13 Vegas 8 Ball
    If you run the H rated front tire? Getting 2 to 1 is the norm.
     
  14. wvrider1

    wvrider1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    Messages:
    3,803
    Likes Received:
    1,201
    Location:
    WV Appalachia
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    Goldmist/Black 14 XCT
    I'd be losing that E3 even if it looked brand new. Also loose the rim weight. Find some Dyna beads or Ride on.
     
    • Agree Agree x 3
  15. IndyVictory

    IndyVictory Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2020
    Messages:
    969
    Likes Received:
    360
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    Type of Motorcycle Currently Riding:
    2012 Victory Cross Country Tour
    Can't buy E3 anymore so what is the date code on that front tire?
     

Share This Page