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What symptoms would one notice when a fork(s) need to be overhauled? With my 81 GL1100 when I grab one of the handlebar grips - right or left it does not matter - and move it up and down quickly (like I am turning right and left very quickly) then stop, the front tire continues to move back and fort a few times before stopping. There is play in there that does not seem right. This is difficult to explain, but it is driving me crazy. Is there something in the forks that wears possibly due to poor maintenance that would cause this? Could it be low fork oil causing excessive play? Could it be the weight of the fairing?

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I am not sure what you are describing. Could be worn or loose steering head bearings or wheel bearings. What do you mean by the tire keeps moving??
 

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Quick, before Redwing jumps on this, fill out your profile so we know where you're from.

Now, DON'T ride your bike anymore until you figure out where the looseness is. Your front wheel shouldn't move back and forth after you shake the "wheel". You've got bad bearings, loose forks, or something that is creating the wobble.

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I am in North Royalton, Ohio.

I am having a mechanic check it out for m tomorrow.

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wolfej1 wrote:
I am in North Royalton, Ohio.

I am having a mechanic check it out for m tomorrow.

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Sounds like loose fork clamps. Not a good idea to ride it until the problem is found.
 
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