David Beard davidebeard at comcast.net
Mon Apr 30 12:56:27 PDT 2007

I agree with the steering head bearings being a probable cause. Even if 
they are well greased and in good shape, if you have the steering head 
bolt torqued wrong, it could cause this problem. I had the same problem 
with an 82 GS1100GL and the problem turned out to be that I hadn't 
torqued the steering head bolt down quite enough. Of course, if you 
torque it too much, you'll end up with a bike that's hard to control at 
slow speeds.
If I remember right, that front tire is fairly worn, isn't it? Could be 
uneven wear causing it too.

Dave B

Dave Daniels wrote:
> Guys,
>   Some advice needed. I noticed this again yesterday when I took my hands off the handlebars for a moment to "adjust". I was going about 45 mph when I let go. As the bike slowed, it the front end began to wobble uncontrolably around 42 mph. As soon as I grabbed hold again, it stopped. I don't notice ANYTHING when I'm holding onto the handlebars and riding. But, every time I let go around 45, it begins to wobble around 42. Could this be warped rotors? The bike handles very well, tracks very well, even at high speeds and around corners. Like I said, I don't notice anything when holding the bars. Thanks for your thoughts.
>   Dave D.

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