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Old 09-19-2010, 09:31 AM   #1
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06 r6 steering question. Help meh plz!

So recently I noticed that at low speeds if I wiggle the handle bars or anything it feels like the front tire is just gonna dump. It feels very loose. Also when I'm riding at high speeds I can feel almost every tiny bump in the road. Is this steering head bearings?? Or is this all in my head?
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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sounds like you're right
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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check tire pressure, might be too high, also check tire wear/condition, and then the steering head bearings
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:58 AM   #4
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Just for safety reasons it wouldn't be a bad idea to have it checked out. Take it to STX on 290 and he can check it out for you. Most likely tho its just in your head. If your front forks are adjusted tight then you will feel more. My steering is pretty loose too because my steering damper hardely works but I can still corner very well. Feeling bumps in the road can have to do with suspension settings and tire pressure so it may not be that your head bearings are loose.
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Old 09-19-2010, 09:59 AM   #5
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Check the adjustment first before condemning replacement.

You'll need to lift the front end by the frame, then check for fore/aft movement of the fork assembly.
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check tire pressure, might be too high, also check tire wear/condition, and then the steering head bearings
Yea, well the only reason I guess steering head bearings is because this happing to a friend of mine and my tires still have about 85% tread. Only if I knew how to check em..I would Sounds like yet another trip to Motorcycles Unlimited is gonna be required. grrr...
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Kyle, check your tire pressure, it should be around 36 psi.
If it's good swing by Tuesday and I'll look at the bike, no charge.
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Kyle, check your tire pressure, it should be around 36 psi.
If it's good swing by Tuesday and I'll look at the bike, no charge.
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Thanks pat! I'll check it, and if it persists I'll bring it by the shop
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If the bike is in fairly good shape it probably is nothing can't hurt to get it cheked out. But having owned 2 06r6 I wouldn't ride one without a dampner as the steering on those bikes have a ton of feed back to the rider and once I had a dampner it was night and day difference in the ride
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