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Having an issue with wheel hop

Discussion in 'General' started by oss, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. oss

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    i'm having an issue between 70 and 80 mph. My new front tire will start to bounce at just over 70 mph and just at 80 mph it stops. Then it's smooth as ice. is there a such thing as too much with the beads?
     
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    Flat spot or shifted belt possibly
     
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    I've got about 300 miles on it, but I think it's probably done it since it was new. I guess I've got to order another tire.
     
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    You triple check your tire pressure? Mine will do that if it's not damn near 42lbs under 40 it gets a little hop

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    Will do
     
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    Do you use dyna beads?
     
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    :disappointed: Reread op and put your hearing aid in:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Thanks !!! That was the issue, next time I'm checking, " their work" or doing it my self.
     
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    Yes, that's why I was asking if you could put too much in the tire. I was thinking it was the tire.
     
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    Put yo grasses on
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    How much did you put in?
     
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    Sorry, had the volume turned down..:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Sorry, I stepped on them grabbing my hearing aid..:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    What was the PSI?

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    It was at 30 psi . I'm not taking anything to that shop again. I had them change the front wheel bearings and the tire, while they had it. My bad for not checking the pressure when they gave me the wheel and tire to put on the bike.
     
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    I've had my front tire as low as 25psi only to feel is was tough to turn never got a hop or wobble
     
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    This is my first cruiser, all my previous bikes were crotch rockets, so a low tire just made it sluggish in the turns (very noticeable with just a few psi).
     
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    You gotta go faster than 70 ..lol..

    It's just a little hop and you can't really feel it but if your looking at the tire you can see it. Might not actually happen on your old pitbull actually just because there is more weight on the front end. I bet it doesn't on the prostreets just because of that. Longer bikes just don't have much weight on the front tire.

    Give it a try on your k9..and it's usually about 68mph - 77mph it just has a little bounce it's not smooth. Again you gotta be looking at it you won't really feel it

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    68-77! Not sure I can do that:oldhardlaugh:
     
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    Was talking to a guy this morning before I left Dave's that was having the same problem. They broke the tire down and took the beads out, the spun balanced it. They did it 3 times and with out any beads in it, it was perfectly balanced. Put it back on the bike, and wheel hop was gone. Could be something to that.
     
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