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2012 Thruxton top stem nut loose?

I thought the top stem nut was loose because when I brake it shakes and rattles. I went to the dealership to have the front tire changed and asked them to look at and they said the nut was tight but noticed the shocks were very soft. He described it as if it was low on fluid. I've noticed any fluid leaking and the shocks have always been that soft. ANyone have any clues why the steering stem would rattle?

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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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Two further possibilities: the cable itself is frayed, or grit and dirt have got in and are preventing the cable from sliding within the lining. If it's either of these cases, I think you'll need a new cable

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