The shop he's sending the wheel to does rim work only, truing and straightening rims, fixing punctures on tubed tires and so on.It's good that the shop manager understands the limitations of his crew and is willing to work with another shop to get things accomplished.
I did have the front steering bearing greased as part of the 10k routine maintenance, the dance of the rear wheel still persists unfortunatelyJust a thought.
Assuming the rear wheel bearings are ok, and the swing arm is moving as it should and there’s no play in the swing arm pivot I’d be tempted to look at the steering head bearings for notchiness, which if present can cause all sorts of weird handling issues that feel like they’re coming from the rear of the bike.
Are you sure they’re not too tight?I did have the front steering bearing greased as part of the 10k routine maintenance, the dance of the rear wheel still persists unfortunately
That movement is ok, quite free in factAre you sure they’re not too tight?
On the centre stand, with the rear wheel on the floor so the front wheel is in the air there should not be any resistance to moving the handlebars from full lock to full lock in either direction.
Haha, first, I live in a dry State so there's that.I didn’t believe them until one evening when I had had more to drink than I should have, (I know), I rode it home without any instability. I realised that I had been tensing up in corners. The “relaxed” ride meant I hadn’t been thinking about the problem. From that day on I had no further concerns with the bike. (This was pre-breathalyser days).
I am not suggesting that getting ratted is the answer but it is possible that you are now anticipating trouble and, subconsciously, causing it through tension.
Whatever the answer, good luck and happy riding.