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View Poll Results: Have you had headshake issues with your fjr ? And did you replace the bearings ?
Yes 16 48.48%
No 14 42.42%
Bearings replaced 3 9.09%
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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-25-2017, 07:37 AM Thread Starter
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Headshake on your fjr

Have you had an issue with headshake on your fjr
And did you replace the bearings ?
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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 06-25-2017, 08:29 AM
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headshake ever in any situation ??
or something more specific ??

is the question did replacing bearings cure the issue ??

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You made the poll only one choice when I need two.

Yes and Yes. Everything I tried from different tires/pressures, forks, bouncing, repacking/retorquing, blah,blah,blah did nothing to improve the wobble. I had it from day 1 when I bought the bike new- Jan 30, 2008. The problem went away completely and never returned when I replaced the bearings with All Balls 2 or3 or 4 or 5 yrs ago, I can't remember.

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Yes I have and fixed it by checking head tube nut is torqued to proper spec and balance the front tire/ replace front tire and balance it. No problem after that!

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I think you need more information from the responses such as the model year of the bike since there have been changes in the wheelbase, etc over the years.

2006 = No
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2014. Yes. After a front tire change. Instant and notable. Wasn't tire or bearings in my case. Was tweaked forks. Loosened, bounce, torqued- gone. Never came back.
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Yes, went away with a new front tire and small front suspension adjustment . Switched to Dunlop Roadsmart 3 .
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I put Metzeler tyres on my 2008 and they caused headshake, did not realise it was the tyres and tried all sorts of things. After 2 tyres the head bearings had had enough and had to be replaced. The penny dropped and I went onto Michelin. No more problems.
The shake could be felt with both hands on the bars. If there is no hint of any shake with both hands on the bars there is no problem.

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Yes, I have experienced the headshake on my '13, but only under decel between 30-40mph and with both hands off the bars. Even 1 finger on the grips stops it for me and it's been a long time since I've noticed it.

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I've changed out at least 7 steering head bearings to tapered rollers on my and members FJR's.
It's the cheapest and easiest fix you can do, no more worries, no more guess work, improves handling and NO MORE HEADSHAKE.
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