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posted August 03, 2012 01:48 PM        
Slow speed headshake, what would be the causes?

It just started and got worse, slowing down the bars want too shake side to side and when i speed up it goes away,this is on my 06 zx14,any help is appreciated.
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hagrid


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posted August 03, 2012 03:01 PM        
What condition is your front tire? Spun balanced or static?

If the tire isn't the culprit then check steering stem bearings.
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Neilp


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posted August 03, 2012 03:25 PM        
I would put my money on front tyre!




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kawpower


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posted August 03, 2012 03:58 PM        
tyre is in good condition no feathering,spin bal, i will chech bearings ,if it is bearings do they need to be replaced or serviced and adjusted? thanx for the input fellas!
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Danno


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posted August 03, 2012 04:15 PM        
Some bikes show sensitivity to certain tires even when the tires are new. Add that to steep, quick-steering front end geometry and you have a prescription for wiggle.
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posted August 03, 2012 04:19 PM        Edited By: shawnski on 4 Aug 2012 01:41
does it do when you brake to slow down??
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posted August 03, 2012 06:04 PM        
What condition is your front tire? Spun balanced or static?

If the tire isn't the culprit then check steering stem bearings.
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epd345


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posted August 03, 2012 06:04 PM        
Is it possible you lost some wheel weights? Your tire could also be defective.
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hagrid


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posted August 03, 2012 06:52 PM        
Sry for the double post... no idea how the hell it happened.
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kawpower


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posted August 04, 2012 05:41 AM        
Thanx guys i will let u know wat i find.
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posted August 04, 2012 08:03 AM        
Maybe theres a flat spot on the tire ?
Check to see if the rotors are warped?
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kawpower


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posted August 04, 2012 09:41 AM        
will do Rick.
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posted August 04, 2012 10:38 AM        
Mine used to do the same thing... i replaced the front wheel bearings, and it took care of the problem.

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posted August 04, 2012 11:44 AM        Edited By: blue07 on 4 Aug 2012 18:47
My vote...front tire.Sometimes would 'wiggle' at between 40-50 mph steady speed,or deceleration.Not a shake...a wiggle...very tiny.Tires always cured it.
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