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My S3 has developed a slight head shake and it's bugging the crap out of me...I'm guessing I lost a wheel weight. Any other ideas on what I should check?
 

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harvee said:
how many miles and one wheel antics
Yup, need to know if you've been banging the front wheel back down much. If so, headstock bearings may need adjustment.

Hasn't been a problem for me, too scared to hoist it up very high. I usually do the best wheelies when I least expect to, usually when that local kid with the Buell pulls up next to me and I leave his ass in the dust.
 

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Mine does that but only when transitioning between two really tight corners on the local track. The front end is light but not lofted up, just sort of skimming the pavement. I'll get just a quick little shake, nothing too scary. I haven't tried to address it, maybe I should. I haven't seen it any other time. Are you really gassing it when this occurs? or straight and level?

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harvee said:
how many miles and one wheel antics
3000 and none....
 

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If it shakes all the time, and gets worse with speed, the tire/wheel needs balanced. If it happens with bumps, look for leaks around the seals. If it happens when hard on the throttle, they all do that, nature of the beast.

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StuckInKansas said:
If it shakes all the time, and gets worse with speed, the tire/wheel needs balanced. If it happens with bumps, look for leaks around the seals. If it happens when hard on the throttle, they all do that, nature of the beast.

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Thanks....that's what I was thinking...and it's the easiest to fix!
 

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SKINNY said:
Also check your front tire for wear (Scaulping and cupping) that causes front end vibes.
I thought about that too, but I'm anal about tire pressure...
 

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"letting the forks up" will have steepened your rake angle.
This will help the bike drop into corners quicker but make it less stable leading to the shakes.

Put em back and see if it goes away.

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"letting the forks up" will have steepened your rake angle.
This will help the bike drop into corners quicker but make it less stable leading to the shakes.

Put em back and see if it goes away.

AA

mine dont shake its head like it used to..the 5mm showing has improved the ride.. :wave:
 

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Harvey, sorry fella.
I got a bit confused there. ???
Must be getting old, happening a lot lately. :sign5:


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I am permanently confused.

a few guys have said this would exaggerate the problem but it really has had a noticeable improvement over the stock set up.easy to do and put back if you feel it ain't improved.
 
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Mine does that but only when transitioning between two really tight corners on the local track. The front end is light but not lofted up, just sort of skimming the pavement. I'll get just a quick little shake, nothing too scary. I haven't tried to address it, maybe I should. I haven't seen it any other time. Are you really gassing it when this occurs? or straight and level?

kjazzz
+1

You need to fix your bike if it something different.
 

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