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Wooble front end

I had metzler me880s put on back 6 mths ago front 2 wks ago static balanced before this there was the stock dunlop on front . the problem started before i had the new front tire installed , not a deaccelaration i can be in any gear and take my hands off the bars and get a wobble . checked all obvious ? need some help. thanks . 01flstc 13778 miles .

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Hold rear brake,push & pull on handlebars to check for play at fork stem bearings.raise front wheel check for side play in wheel bearings,check for brake dragging.

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