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Msharp257
06-19-2014, 5:16 PM
I have a 12' bobber with a 2" under stock with a freddy hernandez old school springer . Adjusted neck bearings but still has a really bad head wobble at high speeds. Any suggestions or info on old school springers?

Sky
06-19-2014, 8:47 PM
Have you figured out your trail? Lot's of calculators on line. Would need way more measurements than you provided.
Sloppy springs, spring rods, rockers or wheel bearings can cause steering problems too. Bad tires untrue/unbalanced wheels

nuklhd
06-20-2014, 3:43 AM
I have a 12' bobber with a 2" under stock with a freddy hernandez old school springer . Adjusted neck bearings but still has a really bad head wobble at high speeds. Any suggestions or info on old school springers?
12' long?? what is 2" under stock?

Msharp257
06-21-2014, 8:25 AM
Its a 2012 street bob with the springer 2 inches shorter than stock.

Sky
06-21-2014, 11:59 AM
I read that as a twelve foot long chop too, ha.
Is the back of the bike lowered? What size wheels and tires?
Consider a springer spring-dampner and/or a steering-dampner if you find nothing wrong/worn.

XwalkerX
07-01-2014, 10:37 PM
Sounds like your neck bearings are still loose?

Clockwork444
07-01-2014, 10:47 PM
ok so a 2 under springer now that is 2 under a stock HD springer. how much shorter is a stock springer than a stock street bob fork? a few inches at least i bet. so now you are 2 inches shorter than that. is your rear end stock? take a picture of the bike on flat ground from the side. hold it up yourself if you need to and have someone else snap a pic. i bet a side shot of the bike will tell us all that your trail is off. If you lower the front of your bike, always make the same change on the other end.

vitza
07-02-2014, 6:58 AM
had the same issue with mine. +1 on loose neck bearings. mine also improved greatly when i inflated the front tire to the recommended specs

dexxx
07-02-2014, 8:19 AM
any rattling? had a spring guide snap on some old taiwanese springer I had