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Having an issue with wheel hop

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

  1. BWG56

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    I wonder about the Dyna beads too..sometimes something like this where there is only a hop at a certain speed makes me wonder if it's the Dyna beads causing the issue and for whatever reason If the pressure in the tire isn't >40lbs it messes with how they move around.

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    ? How is that not true? If you have a shorter stance and less rake there is more downforce created on the front end.

    Not to mention the rims, tires and fender are heavier on the mastiff and pitbull due to the width. So there certainly is more weight on the front end.

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    So if its out there far enough there won't be any weight at all on it right?
     
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    If it's lighter can I do on the k9 watch the guy does in this video? Watch the chopper
     
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    Not zero weight but I imagine there is some math to the weight / rake ratio

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    that's george mingledorf out of low country customs in savannah, ga. where Shane and I bought our dogs. and, yes, he is crazy enough to do that shit. problem is, he never told the prospective buyers that he did that to the bikes. he did this down below the Talmadge Bridge on Hutchinson Is.
     
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    the theory of the light front end could also be backed up by the videos of Sugar Bear and his posse bouncing their bikes down the road with his springer front suspensions. damn, some of them look like they are 8' long just by themselves.
     
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    Wouldn't that depend on how much engine horsepower was applied to the rear tire?
     
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    Yeah this front wheel is really light,

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    I havent noticed any wheel hop with the Pitt, but the full fender this weekend sure made my hands tingle. It catches more air which adds vibrations. Shorty goin back on this week..
     
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    That's really strange I don't know if it's your fender, I have a full fender on my bike and it's stable over 130 miles an hour, so I don't see how there's any way you could be your fender.
     
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    Always nice to have an alternate ride:whoop::old2:
     
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    Probably want to recheck the tire pressure in a few days to make sure there is no leak or didn't seal properly after they put on the new tire?
     
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    Has the oil in the front end been changed? I noticed some hop when I changed oil and tried 20, 30 works better for me. As far as your question of is more beads better, I cannot answer
    Has the oil in the front end been changed? I noticed some hop when I changed oil and tried 20, 30 works better for me. As far as your question of are more beads better, I cannot answer that but I would stick with the recommended weight.
     
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    That too...i tried 20wt based on some recommendations here think GasMan likef 20 I had to drain it and run 30wt.



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    Look up the specs and they give the weight on the rear tire and the front tire plus max weights with cargo. There's a difference.
     
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    Not much difference at all between K9 and Mastiff, 8#

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