The Harley Wobble

Harley Wobble

The Harley Wobble and weave is shown here in a Californian Highway Patrol test ride. Call it what you like – death wobble, weave, headshake, all bikes can get it and mostly is caused by incorrect tire pressure for the weight on the bike, a front fork seal leaking or a fork low on oil, worn bushes front or rear. However one would expect a bike put up for CHP evaluation would not suffer from any of the above unless they were specifically wanting to test a bike with a large number of miles up. Police bikes do carry a lot of extra weight and are still expected to perform like a Sportster, my personal opinion is police need a model specifically designed for the job, and not try and make do with a cruiser like the Electra Glide.