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When new steering bearings are fitted it is common to have to retighten them after about 500 miles..Hey guys, I need help...
I have been chasing a front end vibration for some time now. It used to come and go at different speeds but now it seems to be only around 50 mph. Recently I changed the clutch disks, plates and springs and that made the vibration go away from all other speeds except for right around 50 mph. Here is a list of things I have already done chasing this.
New front tire/ balanced
Front forks rebuilt with new springs and fluid
Steering stem bearings
Rear hub dampers
Clutch plates, disks and springs
Oil change with recommended oil
Any and all input, suggestions, ideas on what else I can check or tear into are greatly appreciated.
2000 Shadow ACE VT750 CD2 Deluxe/ Bobber 27K miles...
Thanks in advance... Andy
You can check that the wheel is still balanced by jacking up the bike so that the front wheel is off the ground and then spinning the wheel, when it stops turning put a chalk mark at 6 o'clock and then spin it again, put another chalk mark at 6 o'clock repeat this a few times more and if all the chalk marks are on the same side of the wheel you need a weight added to the opposite side.
With the front wheel off the ground grip the wheel at three and nine o'clock and push with one hand and pull with the other if you feel any movement or hear a clicking sound the wheel bearing is worn out.
As said sometimes if the rear wheel is damaged it can make the front end vibrate..