head shake solutions

Discussion in 'TR650' started by johnsweet, Sep 3, 2015.

  1. Oldscool Husqvarna
    AA Class

    Location:
    South Australia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    None
    Other Motorcycles:
    2001 rm125, SWM RS500R
    Front tyres worn flat across the centre of the tread can cause or contribute to head shake. I understand what happens is the tyre rides up on 1 edge of the flat section, then "falls" back to the low middle section and up onto the other edge. This phenomenon continues which is the head shake. Think of rolling the spare tyre for your car along in front of you. All is stable until it starts to weave slightly, then it just weaves further and further off the straight line.

    This is why new tyres can cure it.
    jetsun likes this.
  2. jetsun Husqvarna
    C Class

    Location:
    virginia
    Husqvarna Motorcycle:
    2014 Husqvarna TR650 Terra
    Other Motorcycles:
    2015 Honda cb500f
    absolutely agree!