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Could be as simple as an over-torqued steering head bearing. Though those usually show up at lower speeds, too.
I had the same problem on my 2004 after I installed the All Balls. Loosened them up a bit and every returned to normal. I found the tapered bearings don't need as much torque as the OEM's
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Could be as simple as an over-torqued steering head bearing. Though those usually show up at lower speeds, too.
I had the same problem on my 2004 after I installed the All Balls. Loosened them up a bit and every returned to normal. I found the tapered bearings don't need as much torque as the OEM's
That’s good to know. I’ll try that first.

I’ve the bike on the center stand now and I find no side play on the swing-arm. Maybe I can find a guy here in Houston that is good at these 1200’s and let them inspect it.

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Follow the Honda shop manual for setting the head bearings. It's kind of a pain but works!
The only manual I have is the Haynes I believe.

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