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Front brake when pressed has sever wobble from left side

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Check your tire pressure and increase to 35 PSI (front and rear). If you have over 20,000 miles on your bike your may want to replace your wheel bearings (front and rear). Short wheel bearing life is common on GL1200 models. You should also consider tightening your steering neck bearings. Loose neck bearings is a common problem on any motorcycles. Disassemble the upper triple clamp far enough to turn the steering head nut and tighten it just to the point of binding and loosen it just enough so the bar turns smoothly with out binding. Most mechanics are to lazy to make the adjustment during the 600 mile check up. If you notice bumpy or ratcheting when you turn the handle bar from lock to lock and a tendency for the handlebars to stop or gravitate to the straight ahead position then you need to replace the steering head bearings in the frame neck. One or all of the things listed above can or will contribute to the condition you describe. Consider a thorough inspection and repair of all the necessary issues before riding this season.

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

  • David Belcher
    David Belcher Jul 31, 2011

    Could also be a warped disc.

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