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Old 03-24-2009, 11:52 AM
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I have noticed that my springer fork as more side to side wobble than it has before. I checked all the bolts and everything is tight. It pivots where the bolt goes through the spring. Does anybody know how to remedy this?
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:07 PM
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Default Re: Springer fork

I know you said it looks like the spring, but try tightening up the headset. Sometimes the headset works just a tad loose or just through wear and that little slack can make the fork wobble a bit. It doesn't take much slack to make for a big wobble. If it is the spring area, I have no clue. I'd like to get a springer fork for my PB, so I'll be looking in on this one.
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:56 PM
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I have a springer on one of my bikes and it's still as tight as when new after nearly 800 miles. If you have assured that all the bolts are tight I'd also look at the head set, steering post etc. Examine your fork carefully for any cracks but above very careful riding until you discover the reason for the loosness. You could get hurt if something fails at any speed. Check your bearings and look for loose spokes. All of these things can give you a wobble or loose feeling to the front end. Good luck but be careful, please.
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Old 03-24-2009, 04:30 PM
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On my springer...the bolt that goes through the spring has a very small set screw in it. If the spring has weakend or the rubber bushing has compressed, try giving the main bolt a couple of turns (look for the set screw first).
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:35 PM
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Buy a old Schwinn springer with the heavy cast pivot!! They are very sturdy, with very smooth spring action, & don't have any side to side wobble!!!
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