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Re: PC800: Repair Experience
Written by wkaufmann2000 on 8/3/2004 at 07:11 pm



Warren schrieb:

....... Since I installed the new Dunlop, no
> more shimmy, at all for thousands of miles. Based on that I
> personally think it is the tires that contribute the most to that
> problem........
>
>
> Warren Beason
> Moby the Great
> Not Quite, Oklahoma
>

I experienced same when changing the front tire to a Metzeler ME880 one
month/1500 miles ago.
No more front shake even while both hands off the handlebars at ANY speed !
I had ordered tapered bearings from Dennis Kirk several months ago, but
now I think it will not be necessary to install them (at least for the
moment)!

Regards,

Wolfgang Kaufmann, (Austria/Europe)
PC800 `90, "Mazda Baby", 82 K miles
PC800 `96, still unnamed, 12 K miles
PC800 ?90, "Harlequin", 51 k miles (completely restored project bike)
http://tinyurl.com/pm9h, http://tinyurl.com/pmbu
iPCRC # 634
http://www.mtc81.at/pc800.htm (unfortunately in German language)

Message Thread for message #48517

mojoalso
8/1/2004, 05:24 am
Re: PC800: Repair Experience
I had the same problem with my 91 wing. If I took my hands off the handlebars at less than 30 mph it would shake. Not that bad but the first time scared me a bit. It never happened at higher speeds. Fast forward to my 98 PC and it happened on

    rahardy
    8/1/2004, 08:33 pm
    Re: PC800: Repair Experience
    There is nothing wrong with a PC that shakes when you take your hands from the bars. They all do that. They won't all do it all of the time; my experience has been that the road surface has the most to do with it. This was thoroughly aired on

    wkaufmann2000
    8/3/2004, 07:11 pm
    Re: PC800: Repair Experience
    Warren schrieb: ....... Since I installed the new Dunlop, no > more shimmy, at all for thousands of miles. Based on that I > personally think it is the tires that contribute the most to that > problem........ >

      slucop1
      8/3/2004, 07:21 pm
      Re: PC800: Repair Experience
      Wolfgang, gut, von Ihnen zu h?ren. Ihre Pfosten sind wenige und weit zwischen. Wenn Sie ?berhaupt hierhin kommen, habe ich 98, die Sie reiten k?nnen. I'm, das versucht, es f?r einen Fl?gel zu handeln, aber, bis ich I'll Gebrauch es tue, an zu

    rider_of_whirby
    8/3/2004, 07:28 pm
    Re: PC800: Repair Experience
    My experience has been that a new front tire tire fixes the shimmy for about half the tread life. On another bike replacing the steering head bearing fixed the shimmy, no matter how worn the front tire. Still trying to find my tuit (the ro