occasional wobble in my front end, 74 /6

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

  1. 4ad

    4ad ochlacrat

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    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.



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  2. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    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!
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