shimming front forks


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Doug T
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shimming front forks

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Front forks shim steady at 50mph and don`t know whats going on? Any advice would surely be appreciated .


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SnoBrdr
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Re: shimming front forks

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Doug T wrote:Front forks shim steady at 50mph and don`t know whats going on? Any advice would surely be appreciated .
Do you mean they "wobble" ?

If so, is everything true and tight.

Is the front wheel balanced.
Doug T
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Re: shimming front forks

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Took it to a shop and getting it Balanced, hopefully that will solve my problem. I just had them put a new tire on and thought they would of balanced it...Guess not. I`ll have to wait a couple day to find out. Will post if it works. Thanks for the response.
Doug T
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Re: shimming front forks

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That's what the shimmie was ....Front tire wasn`t balanced...Run smooth now. Thanks for all that responded.
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Re: shimming front forks

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Doug T wrote:Took it to a shop and getting it Balanced, hopefully that will solve my problem. I just had them put a new tire on and thought they would of balanced it...Guess not. I`ll have to wait a couple day to find out. Will post if it works. Thanks for the response.
Anyplace that doesn't balance a tire after you have it installed there is not a place I'd go back to.


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