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Old 11th August 2017, 06:51 PM
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Just back after a spin on the bike. Was on the motorway and as i gained speed the front of the bike felt like the front wheel was lose(only way i can describe it) and kind of twitchy.

I was In around the 100km Mark when it started. I pulled the bike in and had a look around the front of the bike (might as well been a cow looking over a fence)

Drove home and doing similar speeds not on the motorway it was not half as bad.

I know nothing about bikes other than how to ride them(barely)

Does any of this make sense? Should i bring it to a mechanic or am i just been nuts
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Old 11th August 2017, 07:11 PM
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Easy and short answer. Yes, bring it to a mechanic. Could be any number of things or nothing at all.
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Old 11th August 2017, 07:34 PM
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Front wheel bearings wearing out mebbe?
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Old 11th August 2017, 07:48 PM
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Could even be a wheel weight gone. Or something as simple as tyre pressure. Start with the simple stuff first.
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Old 11th August 2017, 08:04 PM
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You sure it wasn't just the wind messing you up?

I was out and about and had that kind of sensation for a second there, but it was just the wind :)

If not, definitely mechanic!
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Old 11th August 2017, 08:14 PM
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Could have just found a groove in the tarmac, or as the lads say could be something of a more mechanical nature.
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Old 11th August 2017, 10:07 PM
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Might be headstock bearings.
Was it trying to invoke a tankslapper?
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Old 11th August 2017, 11:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Gixxer
Might be headstock bearings.
Was it trying to invoke a tankslapper?
No it's hard to explain.
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Old 11th August 2017, 11:03 PM
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Will take a spin tomorrow and see if it is still acting up
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Old 12th August 2017, 11:07 AM
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Default Re: Bike handling

Always start with simple things.
Tyre Pressure,
Tyre Wear
Missing Wheel weight or loose if clip on type
Wheel bearings
Head race bearings.
It is only after all the above are checked do you delve deeper
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Old 12th August 2017, 01:07 PM
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Wind and tyre pressure can make the bike feel a bit wandery I've found. I'm a noob but am slowly making links from the machine to prevailing factors. I'm very mechanically minded with a history of working on cages over the years. So I think it helps understand basics. Buy wind on a bike is much more adverse.
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Old 12th August 2017, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by GONKO
Wind and tyre pressure can make the bike feel a bit wandery I've found. I'm a noob but am slowly making links from the machine to prevailing factors. I'm very mechanically minded with a history of working on cages over the years. So I think it helps understand basics. Buy wind on a bike is much more adverse.
I had this on two different bikes on the same stretch of road. The bikes were shadow 750 and CB 1300. The road was the motorway out of Galway to Dublin. It was a couple of years between the two spins and I too pulled in to check the bike because it felt like the front tyre was being eaten off the bike. Couldn't find anything wrong and I didn't have it after that. Very weird and scary . No one else had this. Never got an answer.
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