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legionrider

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legionrider says:

Handle bar shakes

Hi,I have a Honda 2004 cbf600N with 4000 miles I have notice when riding at the speed below 30mph and I let my hands of the handle bars the front wheel vibrates sideways quite a lot.The bike haven't been drop and the weights on handle bars are the original ones.Could someone please advice what cause this?,Thank You 

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fogie

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Jan 04

Posts: 795

fogie says:

wheel shake

have you got a top-box fitted?

what condition are the tyres in?
tyre pressures?

If either tyre is worn out (rear tyre will go square, front wears like a threepenny bit) the handlebars will shake, and the bike will feel vague. 

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jaffa90

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Posts: 8787

jaffa90 says:

shakes

Welcome l***********r,could be tyre/s fitted wrong,buckled wheels.wheel bearings goosed(power washing).Steering head/ swing arm  bearings.

An M.O.T./service should source it. 

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MarcusMarsh

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Posts: 2685

MarcusMarsh says:

Shaking bars

As suggested check your tyre pressures and wheel alignment first.  It is also worth cheking your steeing head bearings. 

If the symptom is an ocillation of the bars rather than a violent shaking try adding some pre-load and a touch more damping to your rear shock.  Personally, I think this may be your problem.      

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Dabbsy

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Posts: 485

Dabbsy says:

wheel shake

Have a look at the wheel shimmy thread in technical :smile

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