1. Improperly loaded motorcycle. Non-standard equipment on the front end such as heavy radio receivers, extra lighting equipment or luggage tends to cause unstable handling.

2. Damaged tire(s) or improper front-rear tire combination.

3. Irregular or peaked front tire tread wear.

4. Incorrect tire pressure. See 1.11 TIRES AND WHEELS.

5. Shock absorber not functioning normally.

6. Loose wheel axle nuts. Tighten to recommended torque specification.

7. Excessive wheel hub bearing play.

8. Rear wheel out of alignment with frame and front wheel.

9. Steering head bearings improperly adjusted. Correct adjustment and replace pitted or worn bearings and races. See 1.17 STEERING HEAD BEARINGS.

10. Tire and wheel unbalanced.

11. Rims and tires out-of-round or eccentric with hub.

12. Rims and tires out-of-true sideways.

13. Swing arm pivot.

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