Rebel 500 Death Wobble? Shimmy Shake?
When I let go of the handlebars, and ride "no hands", the front end will gradually begin shimmying, getting worse and worse, until it gets crazy scary. I should try to get video of it, but it's insane. Letting go of the bars is downright scary on this thing.
I realize you're supposed to ride with both hands on the bars, but to test how balanced and aligned everything is, I always thought a bike that went straight and rode with no-hands easily, was a good sign. My other bikes, I can ride no-hands for days. Set the cruise and lean back, no ill effects at all. This Rebel though, it starts shimmying straight away, and keeps getting worse until it's a death wobble situation.
Oh yes, this happens at all speeds. I ensured the PSI in both tires are at spec. I tried leaning forward and backwards with my weight, but that had no effect! (it did not affect it) I hope this can be figured out, because I love this bike so much already.
It seems fine if I keep a hold of the bars. You would never know there was any shimmy shakes if you never let go of the handlebars. Is this weird? Is this normal? Any help much appreciated, thanks.