Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Milford NH & Oceanside CA(N San Diego)SoCal USA
Model: 2008 GL1800 Level 4
This is a very common occurrence. The usual problems are 1)front tire cupping 2) low front tire pressure 3)bad or loose steering head bearings 4)rear tire cupping 5) rear tire pressure or a combination of two or more of the above.
Start with the simple things first, check your tire pressure. I recommend 41psi front and rear. Then check for cupping especially of the front tire. But check both. Then check the steering head bearings. To do this you'll need a bike jack. Simply lift the bike in the air so the front wheel is off the ground. Then turn the bras from side to side to feel if there are any rough spots or places where it kinda sticks. Also try pushing the bars forward to see if there is any movement int he front end there should be none. If you have checked all of these things but haven't found the source of the problem and still have it you'll need to check the rear swing arm bearings. 80% of the time though it's the tires.
I think you meant to type 'Then turn the bars from side to side'!!
As he said all those need checking esp the tires and air pressure(before each ride)
Most of the time you will not get it with new tires until they start to wear and cup. Rear suspension air pressure plays into it too and old fork oil needs changing yearly too.
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