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sixtysohtree
02-08-2016, 4:00 PM
Got an 03 wideglide.
At low speeds f/e feels heavy, when turning like it wants to flop over. Any help much appreciated.

BuddhahoodVato
02-08-2016, 5:29 PM
Obivious,
whens the last time you checedk tire pressure,
checked your stem nut,
jack it up, see if it's lose.
Got an 03 wideglide.
At low speeds f/e feels heavy, when turning like it wants to flop over. Any help much appreciated.

BurnoutNova
02-10-2016, 12:55 PM
Shouldnt be anything complex. Check the little stuff like stated above

matttatts
02-11-2016, 3:10 PM
Low back tire can make your front end feel weird sometimes also.

Nottso
02-13-2016, 4:33 PM
Does it have raked bearing cups in the neck? Or perhaps really narrow bars?

Gearhead995
02-13-2016, 7:04 PM
Neck bearings too tight will cause this as well.

trikerdrew
02-13-2016, 11:43 PM
You say it is 03 glide.

Is it a stocker? If it has been raked I would be looking at offset and trail.

Otherwise all of the above with the addition of wheel bearings and forks, ie bushes.

Be something daft at a guess.Dead annoying every time you jump on though

Good luck with it

Drew

Frankenfab
02-14-2016, 7:22 AM
post should start with better specs just to help out.. not being a dick, just saying.

If the rake/trail is wrong its gonna flop regardless... constant flop from bad geometry will cause all the above mentioned shit to get worse and in turn make the flop worse.

*edit*
also if stock - fucky wheel bearings. Is it worse in one direction versus the other????

sixtysohtree
02-16-2016, 11:35 AM
Stock rack, tubes, bars. Thanks all for reply. Lost garage space gonna have to wait for warmer weather to work outside and check.

nofendertom
02-16-2016, 12:31 PM
If bike is totally stock---you have 32-33 degree rake, 4 in over tubes, 21 in front wheel and maybe shorter shocks
in the rear---they all add up to some flop in the front end---more than a stock dyna---try riding another wide glide
to see if it is the same as yours.

Tattooo
02-16-2016, 8:15 PM
It's a WIDEGLIDE............. That's your flop problem........