Last night, around 20:00 hours, eastbound on highway 403 in Ontario, while travelling in a car around 70 mph (110 kph), a Harley Road Glide came at a faster rate of speed in the passing lane, and came in quite aggressively just ahead of me into the Grandma Lane. Well...while he was still on a 50 degree angle to my travel, merging into my lane, I saw his whole back end of the bike, start to oscillate, back and forth, that started to cause his front forks to start wobbling and oscillating. I hit my brakes, backed right off, and waited for the outcome. He was fighting an ever increasing and stronger oscillation at his back tire, when he put the juice to the rear wheel, and perhaps the straight in-line torque from the open throttle, gave traction and foot-plant to the tire, and the wobble grew less severe, and the front end quieted down.
This was the infamous Harley Death Wobble.
..and i got to see it in action. Google that phrase and read all about it. I saw it...and it's not urban legend. It is a real happening! As a result, I would never get aboard one, even if I had the chance, let alone now, buy one. Before getting the SVTC, I did go in and price out a Road Glide...(geez!) Sorry...but what I saw nearly made me need to change my shorts...let alone, what must have been happening in that Harley Rider's jeans....
Folks...the Harley Death Wobble is real....and I saw it in action with my own eyes. I don't ever want to see that again...especially it starting to happen 30 feet in front of my car!