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Front end wobble at 50mph

New tires and now front end wobbles. Front tire has been balanced twice by 2 different people. How do I stop the wobble

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  • ken4123 Apr 07, 2009

    Front end was fine intill new tires. Now at 50 mph the front end shakes. The shake is always there but at 50mph is when its at it worst.

  • ken4123 Apr 07, 2009

    Correct size tire and didnt see ant warpage in break disc. Bike rode great up in till new tires were installed. 

  • tombones May 11, 2010

    Check the parts diagram at the dealers parts department. Did a spacer get lost?

  • Gino Cussen
    Gino Cussen May 11, 2010

    Occasionally a bad tyre can get through the system, one that has distortions or fault that is not immediatedly obvious. Since any wobble is dangerous, I would advise you take it back to where youn bought it and ask if they will replace it with a different tyre.

  • Gino Cussen
    Gino Cussen May 11, 2010

    Have you checked wheel bearings? Is the tyre the recommended size by yamaha? No warp in brake discs?

  • Anonymous May 11, 2010

    Check your wheel bearings, forks, fork tube clamps, and steering head bearings.

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I'm not an expert but i had a simular problem with my honda and though lots of questioning mechanics i learned that the front forks must be balanced in oil and pressure

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