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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-21-2016, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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For awhile it has felt like if I go over the slightest groove in the road, I will lose control. I dont lose it but for that split second it feels it.
I have made sure my tire is properly inflated, and when I put my bike up on the jack, the fall away is within specs (the manual)
One thought I had was that maybe the steering is a bit loose, and the fall away looks good because levers (brake, clutch,) and instruments are still attached.
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I would take it to a garage and have trained tech look at it. It would give you some peace of mind.
I had similar symptoms on my bike but mine is a 2001 SERG. I had the forks seals replaced and serviced with a new type of oil that made a huge difference.


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are you measureing your fall away by the spec in the manual, or by the correct spec as per the tb? the tb lowers the number of swings to be in spec. mine is at 1 and i no longer have any 'shimmy' when i take my hands off the bars (i know, don't do that....)
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How old are your tires ?

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What year bike? I changed the front suspension to Progressive on both of my bikes, much better feel and handling.
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Bike is 2013. Original tires but only 7,500 miles

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are you measureing your fall away by the spec in the manual, or by the correct spec as per the tb? the tb lowers the number of swings to be in spec. mine is at 1 and i no longer have any 'shimmy' when i take my hands off the bars (i know, don't do that....)
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Check for a belt that is shifting in the tire. Had this on my '12 and would give a feeling like temporary loss of control. Just an idea. Good luck!
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look for m-1246 steering wobble

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look for m-1246 steering wobble
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