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Steering knotch / head bearings ?


carpetpaul
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I’ve only got 1700 miles on my CPX and it’s developed a steering knotch where it wants to sit in the straight ahead position, I believe this is the head bearings that have worn ? Is this usual and does anyone know which is the correct part for replacement ?

 

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carpetpaul
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@voltaire_187 

 

thank you, I read that post earlier. I spoke to the dealer and he said that it’s a ‘wear and tear’ item, so not covered on warranty. I was advised to try slackening the headset slightly, to take the pressure off, because perhaps it’s too tight. After that, it might need a replacement 

 

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@carpetpaul 

 

I had the same isue at around 2500 miles. So it is a common thing and soon after that the head bearings had to be replaced. And around 3500 miles the front brakepads, and at around 6000 miles the rear brakepads. My advise is to order the parts on time, because it can take up to two months to get parts from Super Soco. At least that is my experience in the Netherlands 

 

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It could be something else also. It happened to me today. I would look at the front brake and se if the brake is touchwood. If not I would look and se if the nuts have moved from the color markings and then tighten the two nuts if needed. 

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carpetpaul
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sure, thanks for the comments, but I tested by lifting the front wheel off the floor and it does stick when it's straight ahead, must be the bearings, frustrating as its so new. My mechanic says its a bit of a pain to replace, might just see how it goes as its not too bad currently. The dealer I bought it from didn't want to know since I didn't take the bike for it's first service. I've had loads of motorbikes, probably half a dozen new bikes, and whilst most of the rest went for a first service, its unlikely they did much to the head bearings after 600 miles, usual story, any excuse, it's a 'wearable item' that apparently only lasts 1700 miles !

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