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Offline IvyMan69

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Re: Bagger front end help
« Reply #25 on: November 21, 2020, 05:33:12 AM »
Had alot of the same problems that you have, chased the front end the whole summer was spokes on rear wheel. Also later bike would have a  death wobble when you hit a small pot hole. Chased the problem for a bit, and found by accident about a 1.5 dia. spot of tread separation that was not seen by visual inspection.

Offline Chief0299

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Re: Bagger front end help
« Reply #26 on: November 21, 2020, 01:39:22 PM »
XLfan- when you grab a handful of front brake, all that weight and energy transfers forward... neck bearings pop when forks are compressed more than a normal stop. Once yoy come to a stop, 0ut your feet down and pull back on the bars unloading the front suspension, the neck will pop again.

Ivyman- symptoms exist with old tires and new tires alike.

Offline xlfan

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Re: Bagger front end help
« Reply #27 on: November 22, 2020, 05:52:32 AM »
Given the engineering of front fork brackets, steering stem and neck bearings, neck bearing popping should be impossible.

Is it possible that you have forgotten to loosen fork legs in lower bracket, before torquing down upper star bearing nut and upper bracket?

Offline Admiral Akbar

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Re: Bagger front end help
« Reply #28 on: November 22, 2020, 06:10:08 PM »
XLfan- when you grab a handful of front brake, all that weight and energy transfers forward... neck bearings pop when forks are compressed more than a normal stop. Once yoy come to a stop, 0ut your feet down and pull back on the bars unloading the front suspension, the neck will pop again.

Ivyman- symptoms exist with old tires and new tires alike.

Fit it. It could be your issue.
I guess the dead chicken thing don't work anymore.