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Steering problem I'm suffering from a steering problem with my 2005 thruxton. At approx 150kph I hit a series of small bumps on the road and the shakes thru the handlebars almost threw me off. I know the thruxton is light in the steering but this seemed a bit excessive. I can race out and buy a steering damper but I think there must be an underlying problem. The bike has about 13,000 k's on it but do you reckon the steering head bearing is shot. This is an ongoing problem since I bought the bike 2000k's ago. Tyres are new and balanced - rides well in the corners. ??? We're will I start ?? Thanks

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If your steering head is tight, with no play, like I'm willing to bet it is then look at the front tire. The tread blocks should be smooth to the touch. Turning a bike puts a lateral wear on the tires and makes the tread blocks wear with uneven hieghts. Even the slightest uneven wear willl cause a head shake when the road and speed provide the right conditions.

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