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Old 08-14-2008, 03:32 PM   #1
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Front end wobble

If i let go of the bars at 50-50 or even slow from 65 down as soon as it gets in the 50mph range the front end shakes back and forth. I already check any play in the bearings and the air pressure. I was wondering if my back tire being worn and kinda squared off if that would transfer to the front
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:42 PM   #2
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something is out of line most of the time,did you buy the bike new? it may have hit a curb hard.

lots of reasons for wobble.. all of them suck
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:43 PM   #3
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If you have bike stands, spin the front tire as fast as you can with your hand. you'll know instantly if you rims bent or tire is unbalanced
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well it just started doing it maybe a month ago just seems to be getting worse i got the bike with 350 miles on it and i have laid it down once in a ditch
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Old 08-14-2008, 03:48 PM   #5
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check your brake system.......
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i bet it's ft bearings, only way to really check is to unload all the weight off the ft tire.
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well it just started doing it maybe a month ago just seems to be getting worse i got the bike with 350 miles on it and i have laid it down once in a ditch
Well to be on the safe side, go around the entire bike and check for loose bolts and parts, if you havnt already

You never know, you just might find somthing
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well it just started doing it maybe a month ago just seems to be getting worse i got the bike with 350 miles on it and i have laid it down once in a ditch
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but that was a long time ago
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Steering head bearings, wheel balance, brakes sticking, tires cupped, forks tweaked... all kinds of stuff can cause this issue.

I'd bet if you brought it up to Motorcycles Unlimited, they'll diagnose it for free for you
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do you wheelie it? Could be something as easy as steering bearing preload. Could be just a chassis too.
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most likely the front bearings since it happens when slowing down, better get it diagnosed, because it will only get worse until u reach catastrophic failure
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I had problems with that too, at certain speeds, on my 250 Ninjette. I just got my steering stem bearing (where the forks connect to the frame) replaced, and it fixed the problem. I had laid the bike over a while back, and I figured that is what caused it, but the guys doing the work said my bearing was baaad, and that it causes safety issues.
At low speed now, the handlebars turn way easy, where they didn't before (like they did when the bike was new, I presume). But no wobble.

How many miles on your bike?
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Hmm I don't believe the steering bearings have to be replaced that often. :-?

I'd have to go with the others, and say it has something to do with you laying it down, maybe a combo of that and worn out parts?
I can't imagine it being the rear end though...
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if its gradually getting worse then its prolly a bearing
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Steering head bearings, wheel balance, brakes sticking, tires cupped, forks tweaked... all kinds of stuff can cause this issue.

I'd bet if you brought it up to Motorcycles Unlimited, they'll diagnose it for free for you
i had alot of wobble with my front tire a while back....i have a dampener (cuz that was the first thing alot of people said i needed...or asked if i had) so the next thing i had checked was to see if it needed balanced....that took care of my problem
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Check the wheel bearings also along with the obvious stuff already suggested. Once my busa had the 55mph wobble with my hands off the bars and the culprit was the rear wheel bearings(yes, the rear). One was near locked up and the inner race of the bearing was spinning on the axle....(not supposed to). I had EVERYONE look at the bike for that problem and no one found it....Eventually I did. This was in 2001 or so....

Also check rear tire/swing arm alignment(not using the marks on the arm). Sometimes this will cause some screwy stuff to happen.
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