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Hey all I’ll start out by saying this is my second motorcycle I’ve owned and I’ve been riding for about 3 years. I own a Honda shadow Sabre 1100. I just got new tires put on front and back as well as breaks on front and back. The bike rode like it was new for about a week and now it feels like when I’m riding any little wind that hits my front tire makes the bike about wanna go out from under me. Any suggestions?
 

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What was your first bike? Do you have a windshield?
My first bike was a 05 250 ninja and no my shadow doesn’t have a windshield but it seems like it’s hitting the rim on the shadow and pushing me. It’s not hitting my body and pushing me
 

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Check the tire pressure. Make sure your wheel balancing weight didn't drop off anywhere. Also ensure the axle nuts are tightened to specs. (Not just the front, check the back tires also. Any wobbling on the rear side might make it feel in front while riding).
 

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Hey all I’ll start out by saying this is my second motorcycle I’ve owned and I’ve been riding for about 3 years. I own a Honda shadow Sabre 1100. I just got new tires put on front and back as well as breaks on front and back. The bike rode like it was new for about a week and now it feels like when I’m riding any little wind that hits my front tire makes the bike about wanna go out from under me. Any suggestions?
Yes. Take it back to whoever did the work and tell them they screwed something up big time.

The bike ran perfecly for a week, and now it's running unsafe and dangerously is the clue.
 

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I'd say front wheel wasn't bolted up properly and has some slop. Easy to check and redo on the ground unless some DA left the inner spacer out then you will it need off the ground. Also check the date code of the tires to be sure they are "fresh". Cheaper 404 Dunlops have a tendency to become bad tires more often than any other brand.
 
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Step one before all others: Check for proper tire pressure.
 
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I'd just take it back to the shop considering you had work done on the tires and brakes. Possibly not installed properly or possible out-of-round tire maybe even a balancing weight came off.
 

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I'll be the one to ask, what tires did you have put on it??
If they are Dunflops, that may be the issue ;)
 

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First would be check to make sure the tires were installed right. That's serious, wheels and tires are most important thing. They must roll down the road.

Second thought is maybe the tires are just more sensitive to wind or road surfaces? Did you replace the tires with the same ones that were on the bike? I say that because when I switch tires to Perelli Night Dragons on my Shadow there was a difference in handling. The Night Dragons handled better except they tended to follow grooved pavement. My only compliant with those tires, they loved to follow grooved pavement. I have another bike with Avons and those could care less about grooves or anything on the pavement surface. Where I noticed was on bridges which were grooved and usually were windier then any where else.
 
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