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I'm interested in the picking up a 2014 Valkyrie. From everything that I have read this bike seems to have very little weaknesses. I did read that Goldwings have issues with steering wobble.

Do the 2014+ Valkyries suffer from the handlebar shake that the regular goldwings have?
 

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I have not experienced this and have never heard of anyone else with this issue. If you do get a wobble, it's almost certainly a problem with a bad tire or wheel bearings.
 

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I ride interstates quite a bit and even with the Honda tall shield installed I have not noticed any wobble. I agree with the previous post.
 

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My 2014 (with a variety of different windscreens I use throughout the year) has never wobbled on me once. I wouldn't worry.
 

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Almost 7k miles on the Valk and no wobble. Bikes like the Valkyrie with their twin frames and their flat opposed 6 cylinders are not susceptible to a wave unless there is something seriously wrong with the frame, tires, or bearings. In those cases you'll know there is a problem long before it starts to wobble. I've had the "death wobble" on Road Kings and Ultra Classics, mostly going in and out of curves. I think it's a result of Harley's way of mounting the engine to the frame. If you ever get in a wobble, let off the gas and let it wobble out. Do NOT use the brakes, especially not in a curve!
 

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Mine had a shake if I let go of the bars when I had a particular tire. Went away with a tire change. I even belted a Wallaby at 50kph and it still doesn't shake ;)
 

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At 6,000 miles or so my 2014 Valkyrie developed a de acceleration wobble fro 45 down to 30 mph with no hands on bars. Stock Dunlop was beginning to cup on the left side. I increased air pressure to 40_41 lbs. Also replaced wheel weights with Dyna Beads. This helped but did not eliminate wobble. Then i replaced steering head Ball bearings with Tapered roller bearings, wobble gone. This has worked on other motorcycles over the years. Seems to be a permanent fix.
 

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Thanks for the info everyone. Just picked up my 14 blue Valkyrie on Saturday soooooo guess I will find out myself if there's any issues. ? So far so good!!!
 

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I put a lot of miles on recently but due to my bad back I let go to the bars alot and I was worried about a speed wobble. I've never had a problem at any speed, anywhere, anytime. Enjoy the Valkyrie I'm sure you'll love yours just like I do mine.
 

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Mine wobbles when I go over 110mph, but I have a 120-70-19 on the front and a 175-55-17 car tire on the back, so that's probably the cause.
 
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