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My 1500 has began to develop low speed wobble, tires are new this year.Raised the front wheel & noted a slight in/out movement when pulling on the front forks. Attempted to tighten the steering head nut & only able to get a slight turn. Checked and still noted about same forward/backward movement. Should the steering nut be tightened with the weight on the front wheel. I did it with a jack under the frame & with an open wrench could not get much of a turn on the nut.
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Did you try tightening the lock nuts under the steering stem or the big nut on top?
You need to tighten the ones under the top triple tree clamp.



I would grease the bearing while you're at it.
 

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Have you got the manual? You shouldn't just start tightening nuts. There is usually a specific sequence oftorqueing & re-tourqueing a steering head.
 

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Sounds like the fork bushings may be getting loose. Or, the head bearing nut may need to be re-adjusted. Did you just try the jam nut?
 

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thank you this is the link i was looking for, seems like a fair job however beats dismantling all that plastic. Only have a month or so left of riding up here in NL,Canada, so will look at the job then. I only have the CD manual & it is not very informative for most maintenance.
Appreciate all the reply's.
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I know some bike wrenches and they all say that the quoted torque settings for steering are something they use as a guide only. They go by feel mostly and with the front end off the ground they swing the bars from side to side and nip the nut down a bit at a time until they feel it is right.

I guess what that means is it probably takes a bit of experience to get it right.
 
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