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Old 12-26-2018, 05:39 PM   #16
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If, after new tires, there is some notchiness, replace the steering stem bearings with tapered roller bearings, not ball bearings. I used CBR As my source for both bearings and seals.
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Old 12-26-2018, 08:56 PM   #17
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STEERING HEAD BEARINGS
If your steering head bearings are too tight the bike will weave and
not seek it own center... if you're steering head bearings are loose
you'll notice a pronounce clunk during braking...

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I raise the front wheel off the ground and tighten the steering head bearings
until the bars lock then I back off the nut until the bars free wheel with a slight
drag... with this method you find that sweat spot and avoid over tightening and
under tightening even if you upgrade to taper roller bearings...
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:18 PM   #18
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Proper Torque
I raise the front wheel off the ground and tighten the steering head bearings
until the bars lock then I back off the nut until the bars free wheel with a slight
drag.....
May I ask how youíre lifting the wheel; suspending via the frame? I assume youíre not using a stand that lifts the bottom of the triple. Thx.
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Old 12-26-2018, 09:42 PM   #19
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May I ask how you’re lifting the wheel; suspending via the frame? I assume you’re not using a stand that lifts the bottom of the triple. Thx.
I lift the front with my Pitbul axle stand and rest the whole bike on
jack stands under each crash donut peeking out from the fairing...
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:49 AM   #20
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Whelp, I feel pretty dumb for posing the question now but it was the rubber after all. Big big difference with the new front tire on there. Thanks to everyone who responded.
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Old 01-01-2019, 10:25 PM   #21
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Whelp, I feel pretty dumb for posing the question now but it was the rubber after all. Big big difference with the new front tire on there. Thanks to everyone who responded.
Well there you go. I would have put money on the steering bearings.
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