Question about 2004 Harley Davidson FLSTC - FLSTCI Heritage Softail Classic

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Front end shakes

Just got a 2004 heritage classic softail 15000 miles front end shakes just had new tires put on and still shakes is this normal

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I have a 98 heritage springer. Took it to the dealer and said the front end shakes. Without looking at it, the shop manager asked how many miles I had. Just under 10k was the answer. He said "neck bearings, it's a known issue with springer front ends that the neck bearings go after 10k miles." Taking his word for it, I agreed to have the work done. Got the bike back, no change. He said, well it needs a new front tire then. Changed the tire, again, no change. Took it to another dealer. Explained my tale of woe and the manager actually got on it and rode it. Agreeing there was something wrong, they took it in, jacked it up and actually looked at it. Turned out the rim was bent. So after all the BS at the first shop, it turns out they replaced the neck bearings and installed a new front tire on A BENT RIM! Start with the simple stuff first. Check the front wheel balance and rim straightness before diving into bearings.

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If this bike has been sitting for any long term... I would suggest you go over it completely and do the 15k mile maint. schedule.
Check the fork tubes for straightness , and make sure the bearings in the front wheel are greased up good.The guys who put your tires on SHOULD have checked the bearings / races when they changed the seals... I would ask them to check it out... The only shaking you should feel is from the engine when ya twist the grip....

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