Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: West Coast, North Island, New Zealand
I've run MCII's on both my Voyager and the Nomad that went before it, without issue.
The OEM steering bearings are ball bearing type, and prone to shake. When it starts happening, that shaking invariably occurs during deceleration. To fix that same issue, I've replaced the steering bearings on my last three bikes with All Balls tapered roller bearings, and had no more trouble at all - no matter what tires I run.
Our roads in NZ are sub-standard, and harder on tires, head-bearings, and suspension than your USA roads are. But changing out the bearings and installing after-market suspension are two modifications that have transformed the handling of my Voyager.
Paul (Peg) Elliott
New Plymouth, NZ. '10 Voyager 1700
'02 Nomad 1500(sold) '97 VN800B (sold)
2 Honda's, 2 Suzuki's, 1 Yamaha (all dead)
Last edited by Peg; 09-24-2018 at 03:13 AM.