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Just sharing my experience. Purchased a 2002 with 21,000 miles & brand new E3 dunlops two years ago. Had the dreaded front end wobble from day one. Several months later had the Allball bearings installed to cure the wobble & they did the job. Changed tires to the 709 &704 Bridgestones & every thing is good. Now with 15,000 miles on the front Bridgestone the wobble comes back.:shrug: After a couple weeks of this I think maybe the wobble is the result of a front tire that is on the wear bars. OK this is easy I need a tire anyhow so I install a new front Bridgestone & you guessed it, the wobble is gone. :thumbup: The reason I waited to change the front tire was because the tire looked great after 16,000 miles. I ran 36#s of psi in the front with dynobeads. In my opinion the bearings took care of the wobble but obviously a worn tire can also contribute to that problem.
 

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I have been running 40 lbs front and 42 rear. I Have the "All Balls Bearings"
I had wobble with the current tires until the bearing change. I still have the same tires, no wobble.
Best of luck!:thumbup:
 

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The only one time my bike wobbled, it had a worn E3 on the front. New front, alternative rear tire and it never wobbled again. Then at about 60K I did new springs in the forks and All Balls bearings. Now it is all I ever need.
 

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A Bridgestone rep told me to run 40psi something else i did was replaced my springs with progressive that made my tires last longer without cupping but 15,000 is very good wear.
 

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The all balls took care of the wobble on my 03!:thumbup:
 

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If your getting that kind of mileage out of your tires you are not riding fast enough. Pick up the throttle some more and enjoy!:thumbup:
 

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If your getting that kind of mileage out of your tires you are not riding fast enough. Pick up the throttle some more and enjoy!:thumbup:
LOL, understand what you are saying, but here in Michigan I run out of space at about 120 mph, just when I want to shift into 4th gear. I live just north of Detroit, but I'm going to take your advice , go up north as we say in these parts, & find out what 4th gear will do.:thumbup:
 

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All Balls cured mine, too. Worn front or rear would cause it to be worse before the bearing change. One thing about your return of the wobble, though - you might want the torque checked on the All Balls, as I've read that it should be re-checked after wearing in some. Mine is due for that, too.
 

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The roller bearing steering head bearings do a really nice job in masking the front end oscillation. They do however have their limits as you found out. :thumbup:
 
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