Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Conyers/McDonough, GA
1300 had bicycle stem bearings, I upgraded to tapered All Balls bearings like 1800 used.
I re-used the lock washer.
I changed the stem bearings because of weird feedback in turns.
When tire replaced, weird feedback was gone.
A few tires later I installed a Metz front tire, at some de-cel times for a light or a stop I would let go of the grips.
A wild handlebar movement occurred, a tank slapper that I arrested.
21k miles later I got ride of that tire and no tire since has had a wobble.
Check the stem for the 12 ft-lbs torque.
Tighten to 30 ft-lbs, push HB lock to lock, loosen, retorque to 12 ft-lbs.
Front Tire is more likely the problem than the bearings.IMO
2005 1300c Red, Mustang seat, HK 2.5 straights. Leds for safety-front & back. 193,834 VTX miles