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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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Steering Problems?

I have a 2001 R1. I have a scotts steering dampner. Just recently I noticed some heavey shaking if I let my hands off the handle bars around 50 mph or if in the low teens, they just start shaking side to side (sort of like a tank slapper) I have my adjustment more on the hard side. What could be the problem?

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tire cupping, tire pressure off, wheel out of balance. all possible. check your tire wear and pressure for starters.

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Then after that check and see if your steering head bearings or steering head is loose.
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tire cupping, tire pressure off, wheel out of balance. all possible. check your tire wear and pressure for starters.
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When did this happen Brian? Why didnt you say something?
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Its been going on for about 2 weeks! There is no shaking at all when my hands are on the bars.

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I'll bet you have bad steering head bearings
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i'm voting on tire issues of some sort, unless you do mad wheelies that I dont know about.


whats the over under on this, lets get a bet going.

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I have 12943 miles on my front tire. My tire pressure is fine. I know its time for a new tire. I had Dupage honda put on my dampner and they put it on wrong originally.

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I bet it's the tire cupping from the Illinois straights....(he's got over 12k on his front tire)

I doubt it's the steering head bearings cause he can't really wheelie or stoppie
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i'm voting on tire issues of some sort, unless you do mad wheelies that I dont know about.


whats the over under on this, lets get a bet going.

I opt. out because of lack of information and you knowing most of everything about motorcycles. I'm just speeking of past experiences with motorcycles getting choppy at speed. In my experience its usually been a loose steering head or the bearings.
Could be a front tire now that we know the fucker has 12k miles on it. Doesn't take a NASA scientist to figure that one out VCOOKY
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if we knew it had 12k on it then it would have been apparent right away. The tire was just my guess, i wasnt knocking your head bearing idea especially on an R1.

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Yea, yea yea. I think my brain bearing is loose today, long weekend. I put 200 on the enduro yesterday
post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-18-2003, 02:35 PM Thread Starter
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I had a f3 before with about 8,000 miles. This was never a problem. I didn't even think that would have been an issue. Thanks guys. I wll get a new tire and use the process of elimination.

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