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How to tighten head stock bearing on a kwak zx900r

How to tighten head stock bearing, steering becomes wobbly at low speed

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SOUNDS LIKE ITS TIME FOR A NEW FRONT TIRE OR A STEERING DAMPNER, DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN STEERING HEAD NUT THIS COULD CAUSE UNSAFE CONDITION

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Low speed wobble 3 wheel harley


Hi Mark, and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non standard equipment on the front end such asheavy radio receivers, extra lightning equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tire(s) or improper front-rear tire combination
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. Shock absorber not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing play.
9. Improper vehicle alignment.
10.Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires out of round or eccentric with hub.
13. Rims and tires out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft nut improperly tightened or assembled.
Good luck and have nice day

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Low speed wobble 3 wheel harley


Check the air pressure in the front tire. If it is at the proper presssure, check the adjustment on the steering head bearings.

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Front end front end wobble with hands off on 2oo4 soft tail


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tires or improper front-rear tire combination.
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. The shock absorber is not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts. Torque to recommended specifications.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing end play.
9. Improperly vehicle alignment.
10. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires are out-of-round or eccentric with the hub.
13. Rims and tires are out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft improperly tightened or assembled.
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2001 flstc front end low speed woble


Hi Anonymous, and the usual suspects are:
1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non standard equipment on the front end such asheavy radio receivers, extra lightning equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.
2. Incorrect air suspension pressure.
3. Damaged tire(s) or improper front-rear tire combination
4. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.
5. Incorrect tire pressure.
6. Shock absorber not functioning normally.
7. Loose wheel axle nuts.
8. Excessive wheel hub bearing play.
9. Improper vehicle alignment.
10.Steering head bearings improperly adjusted.
11. Tire and wheel unbalanced.
12. Rims and tires out of round or eccentric with hub.
13. Rims and tires out-of-true sideways.
14. Shock absorber improperly adjusted.
15. Worn engine stabilizer links.
16. Damaged rear engine isolation mounts.
17. Swing arm pivot shaft nut improperly tightened or assembled.
Good luck and have nice day

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HOW TO TIGHTEN TRIPPLE TREE


If you're talking about the steering head bearings, there is a thin nut beneath the upper triple tree. Loosen the large nut on top of the upper triple tree and then you can adjust the thin nut below it.

Now, there is a specific method of setting the tension on these bearings. The method uses a small scale is called the "break away tension". You adjust the bearings so that it takes a certain amount of pressure to turn the steering from straight ahead to the lock with the front wheel off the ground. This is something that is not recommended for the amateur mechanic to mess with. If you get it wrong, a high speed wobble could result causing injury or death to the rider. If you have a wobble now, you need to take it to a dealer.
This is a dangerous situation and needs professional attention.

Good Luck
Steve

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The bike wobbles a lot at low speed. the casquette and triple clamp fittings are tight. The wheels are balanced, the swingarm bushes are new and the both wheels are aligned. The all wheel bearings have...


The problem you are describing is just low tire pressure. If you replace the steering neck bearings you also need to replace the races the bearings roll against to properly tighten the neck. One piece bearings are like automotive wheel bearings , It is a cone shaped bearing with a cone shaped race. If you know the dimension of the steering stem and the steering neck inner diameter , you may be able to purchase some.
If your fork slide bushings were loose , or if the inside of the fork lower/bottom were worn they could be sloppy with out leaking past the seal on top of the fork lower/bottom.
I think you need to inspect your tire for cupping and try 35 pounds of pressure that may be all you need.

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Handlebar wobbles when grips are released, it does not go straight, and there's a rattle whem going through bumps, at all speeds


You probably need to add air pressure to your front tire and the steering head bearings need to be tightened.

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Got a speed wobble when reducing speed between 55 down to 30


Your steering head bearings may be loose or worn out, your front tire may be cupped , and you probably are not running a high enough air pressure. Most likely the front tire pressure is just to low.

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Front end wobbles


yoik head bearings (stering head bearings)

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