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· Twisted!!!!!!!
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I really have noticed it can be quite a soft ride and that while at speed, particularly if you transition from one lane to the other behind a large vehicle I get this rubbery sensation like a little headshake, nonsustained, not severe, maybe scary to some but I'm used to other types of riding and it usually happens at speeds well above 60. I thought it was probably the solid wheel thing. Otherwise I would say the V-Rod is a solid ride. I feel the wind with the solid wheel thing is overrated and that probably some are more wary of it than others, not that bad but some get scared a little. But really a shimmy, if you mean by this like when car wheels need balancing and you feel it on the steering wheel or like when you put very large tires to say a Jeep (CJ5) in need of a damper, I have to say, never felt it on my V-Rod, not once I believe. It is not a cheap add on but possibly worth the try. I believe I am a very loose rider (zero tension) and possibly may have passed without notice. Don't think it necessary but I'll pay more attention. Never hurts to learn and seems like that kind of a thread. We'll get something out of it. $150 to try and compare seems steep but WORM swears by it. Seems like an easy install so will follow on vrodjohn experience.
 

· Twisted!!!!!!!
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Got my bike back. Much more powerful and rather noticeable after several mods. I felt it before but noticed it markedly going into the highway, fast, pinned down from first to second then when really pulling in second there were some road irregularities, nothing severe, but with more power and the 28t pulley it gets pretty light up front (at last) and shakes a bit. It can be reproduced by turning the handlebars a bit while accelerating hard on a rough surface kind of experimenting on a straighter line so it does happen midturn ever. Will a fork brace help this or do I need a steering damper, does anyone make them for the V-Rod?
 
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