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Hi,



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I developed a recent problem that I am unsure of. When riding, I noticed a disconcerting feeling when cornering, as if the front wheel was slipping out from underneath me for just a moment. When I checked it out, I noticed the front wheel has play on the axle, it slides back and forth when turning the handle bars from side to side. It slides about and eighth of an inch on the axle bolt, just enough to give a noticeable clunk when going back and forth.

I have double checked the major components to ensure theyare tight. Any ideas?



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Hi there, another easterner I see. What you have is a bad wheel bearing which is very serious and something you should have looked at ASAP. If it's moving enought to feel when driving then the bike is at the un-safe to be used point. Do you have a decent bike mechanic already?? If not there is a good wing mechanic near Bedford and I can try and get a # for you.
 

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Hi, thanks for your reply. Wheel bearing is what I suspected, but was not certain. I am familiar with the guy in Bedford, but haven't visited him yet since purchasing the bike a couple years ago. I stopped riding after feeling the wheel movement a couple weeks ago, and am anxious to get back out there. I do a fair amount of my own maintenance, do you have any idea the extent of the job, or recommend doing it myself?
 

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The bearings are an easy job and you can make your own tools, just do a search in the referance section and you'll see GS's posts on how to's on the 1100 and others like mine on my 1200.

Ride Safe, after you fix it :action:Ray:waving:
 

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They are very easy to do if you have done and amount of wrenching before.



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Thanks folks, just spent the last half hour reading. Managed to find the how to forums, very helpful. I'll likely give it a go this week.



I'll let you know how it goes, thanks.
 

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easy fix and you can get the bearings very cheap if you shop around. I paid less than $21.00 for frt and rear bearings for mine.
 

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There is a bearing specialty store in Burnside Ind. park, Kenecor bearings. They have top quality bearings at about 1/3 dealer costs for the exact same bearing.
 

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Just as a late follow-up here, I had the front bearing done locally for $100 or so, easier than me fumbling my way through it. It solved the problem.
 

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Are you sure the whole thing doesn't just need tightening?

When mechanics mount tires, they have been known to leave things loose.
 
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