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Old 01-17-2011, 11:36 PM   #1
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Loose Steering??

Ok, so lately my bike's steering seems.... loose. At speed, the bikes steering seems to be extremely loose and it doesn't exactly inspire confidence in my bike.

I guess I will have to go to Motorcycles Unlimited tomorrow to have it checked out. (and get a new front tire while I am in there.) But does anyone have any ideas as to what it is? Or am I just being paranoid?

Is there a fix to this so that I dont have to pay someone to fix it?
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Old 01-18-2011, 08:30 AM   #2
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What exactly do you mean by loose? And what do you mean by at speed? Isn't it all just a matter of slight bar pressure?
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:47 AM   #3
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Steering stem bearings...could be too tight, too loose, or worn out/in need of maintenance. Let a bike mechanic check it out.
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Old 01-18-2011, 09:59 AM   #4
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When was the last time you checked tire pressure? With all of the changes in temperature, it's important to check often (ie. before every ride). Low air pressure in the front tire will give you the loose steering feel.

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tire pressure or your tire is cupped... either way check the front tire... and if it still lags a bit , change and check the rear...
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Maybe tire is low or bad
Maybe steering stem bearings are out
Maybe fork seals have gone and leaked out
Maybe its in your head
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Well Motorcycles Unlimited checked it all out, I replaced the tires with BT016's
They said it was probably the tires (and I personally think a bit of jitters because of my accident.)

In 2000 miles is my 15,000 mile service so I will probably get my forks rebuilt/ suspension setup along with the other stuff.
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