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I just started learning to ride an EUC on my Glide 3.  It's the first EUC I have owned.  Today,  I took it to a parking lot for the first time to practice (previously I had been fooling around in the house and in the yard), and at a speed that I estimate was about 8-10 mph, the wheel started to wobble badly.  Has anyone else had this experience?  Any ideas on how to correct it?

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Type "wobble" in the upper right corner search box and you'll learn everything you need to know.

No, it's not the wheel.

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Or type "site:electricunicycle.org wobble" into Google. In doubt their search seems to be better:efee8319ab:

Sideways wobble is always the rider, it can't be the wheel for technical reasons (there's nothing that could do the wobbling). Goes away with experience. If it happens, just brake. Much has been said about it, so just read that:efee47c9c8:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aelectricunicycle.org+wobble

Essentially, when your body is unrelaxed (new rider, stressed, gusty wind, ...), some tiny thing will cause the wheel to move a little, then you counter but oversteer, then you have to counter that and oversteer more, and so on, so it's a feedback loop that amplifies itself. When you're relaxed, you can just relaxedly dampen an imbalance with your feet instead of oversteering, and it goes away. At higher speeds wobbles start easier because they happen faster (tire spins faster), that's why you don't notice at low speeds, you just automatically compensate such imbalances without oversteering. At least that's the (my) theory.

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2 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Or type "site:electricunicycle.org wobble" into Google. In doubt their search seems to be better:efee8319ab:

Sideways wobble is always the rider, it can't be the wheel for technical reasons (there's nothing that could do the wobbling). Goes away with experience. If it happens, just brake. Much has been said about it, so just read that:efee47c9c8:

https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Aelectricunicycle.org+wobble

Essentially, when your body is unrelaxed (new rider, stressed, gusty wind, ...), some tiny thing will cause the wheel to move a little, then you counter but oversteer, then you have to counter that and oversteer more, and so on, so it's a feedback loop that amplifies itself. When you're relaxed, you can just relaxedly dampen an imbalance with your feet instead of oversteering, and it goes away. At higher speeds wobbles start easier because they happen faster (tire spins faster), that's why you don't notice at low speeds, you just automatically compensate such imbalances without oversteering. At least that's the (my) theory.

Sometimes I get tired of saying the same thing over, and over, and over, etc. Trying to encourage the use of search. You started down that direction, but then proceeded to type away ;)

I know, depends on what mood you (and me) are in.

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And how much time/nothing better to do one has:efee8319ab:

Search is kind of hard because 90% of info is dispersed in random threads with titles unrelated to that because of the general offtopicness of this forum.

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31 minutes ago, meepmeepmayer said:

And how much time/nothing better to do one has:efee8319ab:

Search is kind of hard because 90% of info is dispersed in random threads with titles unrelated to that because of the general offtopicness of this forum.

I'll let you answer all the repeat newbie questions then :lol:

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12 hours ago, meepmeepmayer said:

Sideways wobble is always the rider, it can't be the wheel for technical reasons (there's nothing that could do the wobbling).

The wheel can wobble without a rider. The wheel can have an asymmetric or unbalanced shape or weight distribution that leads to wobbling (with or without the rider). I had a wobble caused by a defective tire once. However usually, I agree, wobbling is a resonance frequency problem. In this case the wheel gives the energy to stimulate an accumulating resonance of the system. Then, body or leg posture or tension can change the resonance frequency of the wheel-leg-system such that the wobble disappears. This comes usually unconsciously simply with experience.

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