steering real easy

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by fattyboy, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. fattyboy

    fattyboy Active Member

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    Hi,All i have a 2001 road king.the steering is real easy.Its like i hit a bump and i have to keep the bars real tight to keep it from turning.or going into a front end steering shimmy. Its hard to explain.my partner has a 02 roadking and the steering is alot stiffer and i have road other bikes and they to are alot stiffer.Any Ideas!! Thanks.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Check the tire pressure recently?

    How about the front end fall away?
     
  3. fattyboy

    fattyboy Active Member

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    Thanks Glider,I have ck.tire pressure but not the fall away its got 15,000 never had bearings packed or adjusted,could this be the proublum.
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You can grease the bearings through the grease nipple on the neck. If the front end isn't set up right it could give you a loose feel.
     
  5. fattyboy

    fattyboy Active Member

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    I will ck. the bearings and repack them and adjust them
     
  6. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    Do you have the stock wheels and tires on the bike? The reason I ask is if you have either a larger diameter tire/wheel assembly on the rear and/or a smaller tire/wheel assembly on the front that would decrease the caster angle of the steering geometry and possibly cause the same issue you describe.
     
  7. fattyboy

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    No iam runnung a 21 on front and a 16 on the back both metzlers,but i had this problium before i switched tire size. It has always done this,i didnt no any better until i rode other peoples bikes.