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Old 01-18-2011, 04:03 PM   #1
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I've got bad head shake

So I had new tires put on and I mounted the wheels myself. I now have some nasty headshake when accelerating hard past 60 mph. It almost ended in tears. I'm sure the tires were balanced correctly. The rear is aligned. When mounting the front I bounced the front suspension to make sure the forks got aligned before tightening the axle bolt. I'm going to go through it all again but I am always really careful when I mount the wheels. It's a motard so it was up on a dirt stand and I had a crate under the front forks so it wouldn't tip over I am wondering if the weight on the front forks while on the crate with the axle out has bent them. That doesn't make sense to me though. Any thoughts?
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:18 PM   #2
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Check your PMs.

You are not gonna bend forks from sitting the bike weight on them.
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:36 PM   #3
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I'd say the tire is either balanced incorrectly or is defective. (out of round)
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Also, what tire pressure is in it?
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29 front and rear
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Old 01-18-2011, 04:55 PM   #6
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Make sure nothing dropped in the tire as well. Ie- old valve stem, loose nut, etc.
That would throw a balance off as well.
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tire on backwards?
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