occasional wobble in my front end, 74 /6

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by mfp4073, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. 4ad

    4ad ochlacrat

    Oct 13, 2009
    mid atlantic...no, not the ocean
    with everything else being equal (sorted),,,a tight head bearing will shake at a high speed...a loose one will shake at a lower speed.

    sure cure for headshake:

  2. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

    Sep 9, 2010
    San Francisco Bay area
    Head shake can be everything or nothing. In my experience, it's usually a toss up between head bearings, wheel bearings, and tires but it can be just about anything. Sticky forks will do it too! I guarantee that your bike will still shake it's head under the right circumstances. Any bike will.

    I have got a front tire on my main bike right now that causes a bit of head shake but it is worth it because of all the cupping free grip I am getting. The tire is just a tad too big IMO. I do think the bike turns in better with a smaller front tire but the tire that I run in that size cups real bad. It doesn't seem to effect grip TOO much. I am going back to that tire next time. Meanwhile, the AM26 Road Rider I have on the back makes my bike weave but nothing like having one on the front too!!! I have done back to back tests. Road Riders: BAD weave. Super Venoms: NO weave. Then I put a Road Rider just on back and SOME of the weave returned!