Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Auburn WA Where God takes Vacation. ***TRAVEL STOP***
That is a mild case of head shake. It has a few causes.
1. Loose head bearings caused by wear or not adjusted right.
2. Cupped or tire run out.
3. Bad wheel bearings.
4. Weight distribution, more so at higher speeds.
5. Aerodynamics due to uneven drag, like the Honda ST1100 Cop bikes and the radio top box at high speeds.
I have changed my wheel bearings every 2nd but no more than the 3rd front tire due to aftermarket bearings being about $10 a set. If you Darkside the rear, change ALL bearings every rear tire change.
I crashed in April 2015 due to a flying tire hitting my front wheel causing a head shake and snatching the bars out of my hands. I could not get the bars under control and hit the concrete barrier at 70+ MPH.
"Never mount a passenger car tire on a motorcycle rim; the flat profile of a car tire is incompatible ....." TOTALLY HOG WASH!!!
SSG/E6 Retired US ARMY Signal Corp. 9th Signal Bn, Forward.
160,000 miles on a CAR TIRE/DARKSIDE.
On a Achilles ATR-K Economist 155/65 HR 14,
Prior GT Radial Champiro VP1 185/60 HR 14, Potenza RE92 165/65 SR 14 and 155/65 HR 14 Formosa D2
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Last edited by Dave_J; 02-23-2017 at 12:56 PM.