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Steering wobble when braking hard calipers and head bearings ok wonder if anything can be done with forks.thanks neil

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    steering wobble or judder? I can think of a number of causes for this does it happen at all speeds or only high speed?


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How are your pads? brake lines bled properly?

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Hi Which steering head bearing kit do I go for?

the best way is to measure with a vernia caliper the inside and outside diameter of the top and bottom bearings you already have and compare them with what you were going to buy. for instance the bottom bearing may have a 30mm OD and a 45 mm OD and be 13 mm high.i strongly recommend you fit taper roller bearings to it .

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How to change steering head bearings

If bearing races are removed, the bearings cannot be reused, they must be replaced.
1. Support motorcycle so front end is off floor and forks are fully extended.
2. Remove right side cover and remove maxi-fuse.
3. Remove headlamp and headlamp bracket.
4. Remove both front brake calipers.
5. Remove front wheel.
6. Remove front fender bracket with front fender.
7. Loosen but do not remove fork tube caps.
8. Loosen all pinch bolts on top and bottom triple clamps and pull fork tubes from triple clamps.
9. Remove brake hose bracket from the bottom of fork stem and bracket.
10. Remove fork stem cap and remove fork stem nut.
11. Lift handlebars from steering head with upper triple clamp attached. Be careful not to pinch or kink control cables.
12. Remove adjusting nut, seal, and upper bearing out of bearing race.
13. Pull fork stem and lower triple clamp from bottom of steering head.

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Is there a thunderbird 1600 steering damper?

Has it always done this ? Have you checked the bearings , tyre condition , fork seals , fork air pressures balanced etc ? Have you changed the make of tyre ? Check the Rear end also as it can transpher ! You can buy any damper and make it fit as long as the travel is enough and make clamps !

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Honda cbr1000f front end wobble with clunking noise

Have you checked the neck bearings? The brake calipers? and the pads?

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Pulsar 150 cc DTSi bike. Some sort of sound is coming infront of my bike when it runs in the rough roads. Kind of sound like some part are moving infront of my bike. What is this noise ?

This could be a number of things causing this problem.
The best thing to do is put the bike up on a bike stand so that the front is of the ground. Then pull and push the front forks to check there is not wear in the steering neck bushes.
Also check your wheel bearings that they are not rumbling when you spin the front wheel.
Check these 2 areas and let me know how you get on.

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I was woondering how to fix the 30 mph wobble on my '83 honda goldwing gl1100, i was told it was caused by low fork pressure .well this time it happened fork pressure was fine. for those of u not familiar...

I don't now how to fix it, I'm not a Gold Wing owner.

If I had to guess, is say you have a tire or front wheel balance problem. Please get it fixed by a professional before you hurt yourself and/or others. If it costs a hundred bucks or more, you are worth the investment

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try chaining fork oil.
check your forks for play.
check your pads for uneven wear.
also make sure the stearing head bearings are ok.
hope somethig helps.
could also be caused by the unevenly worn front tyre.

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Distinct front fork knocking

Put the bike on a stand and grasp the forks at the bottom and push in / out to see if there is any play also check pads in the caliper and brake hose knocking against fork leg etc. if you dont have a stand (or a milk crate) you can sometimes feel play by rocking the bike back and forwards with the front brake applied. Other things to check are that the front tyre pressure isnt too hard .. and I would suggest you bleed the air out of the forks via the top philips screw ,

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Bicycle Fork Installation

remove front wheel
undo allen screw or bolt securing headstem to fork
remove headstem and handlebars
undo lock nut & ring retaining bearings, at top of fork tube, do not lose bearings which may be loose.
withdraw fork from fork tube, do not lose upper bearing race
remove lower bearing from old fork
install lower bearing on new fork (I prefer replacing bearings)
remove brake caliper from old fork install on new fork
insert fork in fork tube
install upper bearing (I prefer replacing bearings)
install retaining ring and lock nut on fork tube, adust untill there is no wobble, but free movement, too tight the bearings will collapse too loose the rider will fall off
tighten lock nut
install headstem
tighten headstem allen key - bolt
install front wheel

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