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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2004, 10:22 AM Thread Starter
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Front end vibration

I went for a two hour ride yesterday and found that every time I lay in to the gas my front end would start to vibrate. I would expect maybe a little since there is little weight on the front end, but this was quite violently. I checked my front tire when I got home and it looks to be cupped. I’m going to take it for another ride tonight to try to get a better feel to what is going on. What should I be looking for? I wouldn’t think my front end would be out of whack already. What do you guys think?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-27-2004, 10:32 AM
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Do you have a front stand you can put it on the check to see if it's at least visibly straight? If it's a violent shaking like you said I don't think I'd tempt fate by trying to get it to do it again. I've heard tank slappers are not much fun.

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Nope no front stand. What would cause the tire to cup? I know it alignment on cages, but not sure on bikes.
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