Originally Posted by BMWpitt
I am currently in Guadalajara on a trip down to Buenos Aires. I've noticed that I have some fairly bad wheel wobble at the moment. This is even with the bike on the center stand, and pulling on the throttle just a little bit. I had a new tire put on recently and a new sprocket carrier bearing put on. Could the tire not be balanced properly? Maybe the bearing too? I checked the rear wheel bearing and its pretty tight. Im hoping that maybe the rear wheel may need to be replaced but i dont know. Please give me your feedback!!
Ben, sorry but I'm a little confused!
Wheel wobble can mean several things. Please clarify:
1. you say on the stand and throttle pulled - huh?
2. wobble does not mean balance - unless there's something weird!
Here's some thoughts
a. When RIDING the bike do you notice anything at all?
b. When on centerstand, engine off, and spinning the wheel do you SEE anything, movement, anything other than perfect smooth spin?
c. check the spokes - are they all evenly tight? Bang each one with a small wrench and you just get a nice tone. They should all sound the same. Any dull "tonks" means a loose spoke, MANY of those and the wheel needs to be repaired asap or it WILL collapse! I'd recommend taking the wheel off and take it to a bike shop.
d. the wheel does NOT need to be replaced, it's ll repairable-probably.
But we need to isolate the issue clearly.
If a visual issue of movement, it's either:
wheel bearings - you said "pretty tight" - ack! It must be perfect! NO looseness at all, and spin smoothly.
improper assembly - probably missing spacer
loose spokes - see above
If you FEEL it while riding, and visually on the centerstand it's perfect, no wiggle/wobble and bearings are tight, it's wheel balance.
let us know!