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longride 09-18-2006 12:56 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
If you want to see stupidity in action, just look at all the morons piling on that never rode a Glide 5 feet. Just ask them. They have all the answers. Hell, H-D got sued when their stock went down. I wonder how that one turned out?

Buzglyd 09-18-2006 01:06 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
Something has to be ordering those fingers to press those keys!

eekadog 09-18-2006 01:06 PM

A solution to the problem...

There is a solution to the problem at this website...

If you look at the videos in the "how it works" section you'll see what the problem is...

Gritboy 09-18-2006 01:21 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
Agreed. I wouldn't consider anything less than 100 MPH "high speed" but merely the norm on the open road... at 120+ is when "speed" enters my vocab.

seruzawa 09-18-2006 01:23 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
You've obviously never read a Pat Buchanan editorial!

Gritboy 09-18-2006 01:29 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
Any vehicle used for high speed pursuit should be fully tested and designed for such use, which doesn't appear to have been the case here. Actually, I wouldn't blame HD or any other manufacturer, so long as the flaw(s) were known and clearly warned of -- though in this case it appears might be to blame.

My questions is how it took this long for it to be known that that particular model was unstable even by the police? Beside the manufacturer and dealer, I'd expect the officers and the mechanics to have seen some of the warning signs of that model. Hell, you've got to practice and put any bike through its paces if you're going to ride it hard, so I'm surprised about this one. Weird.

The_AirHawk 09-18-2006 01:40 PM

Re: A solution to the problem...
Clever, keeps the "rubber-glide" ride characteristics while improving the stability and handling. Why didn't The Motor Company think of that? I would have gone simpler - poly or delrin bushings, but this probably works better.

Buzglyd 09-18-2006 01:45 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
I guess my point is motorcycles are not used for high speed pursuit. Even the CHP does not chase cars at high speeds with motorcycles. That's for cars and helicopters.

Have you ever seen a motocop doing anything more than writing traffic tickets?

giuliom 09-18-2006 01:55 PM

Re: 'Wobble' to Blame for Officer's Death?
I feel terrible for the officer and his family, but I have a couple of observations. 1. Sometimes accidents are just that: accidents. In the US we think that there has to be a guilty party, but maybe it's a combination of things and nobody is really to blame. 2. Having said that: a wobble at 85mph??? Is that "high speed?" Come to the Southern California freeways, where if you go much below 80mph little old ladies will pass you and give you the finger! I have taken old Yamaha 750 triples, Honda Nighthawks, as well as my current ride (Bandit 1200) at speeds in excess of that (let's leave it at that...) without the slightest wobble. What POS starts wobbling at 85???? 3. You might see lots of Harley police bikes, but they are certainly not meant for high speed pursuit, are they? Here we have CHPs on BMWs and I have seen those guys really going fast a couple of times and they were steady as a rock.

Buzglyd 09-18-2006 01:55 PM

Re: A solution to the problem...
Cycle world tested a third link that mounted under the tranny and they praised the results.

It seems like a much cleaner install than this stableright gizmo. Do you have any experience with it?

I think H-D should just change the Glide chassis to be mounted like the Dyna and problem solved.

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