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Hello All,

I have recently changed my stock bars to a set of renthals, I now find when i am riding along the bike fells like it wont set dead straight it feels like it is tipping to one side.is it just me? how wouldf i no if my headstock bearings were gone?

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It's highly recommended that you grease the steering stem bearings with waterproof grease, anyhow. The DRZs are famous for coming with little or no grease on them, from the factory.

So now you have two reasons to read this...

Steering Stem Bearing Maintenance

The only way to know for sure is to inspect them.

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You can check the bearings by having the bike on a stand - front wheel off the ground - grab the forks and push and pull them. If the forks have any play, the bearings are toast. But as said above, disassemble and grease them. They need it if the bike is old or brand new. Belray waterproof grease.

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Hello All,

I have recently changed my stock bars to a set of renthals, I now find when i am riding along the bike fells like it wont set dead straight it feels like it is tipping to one side.is it just me? how wouldf i no if my headstock bearings were gone?

This may seem obvious, but are you sure your new bars are perfectly centered in the mounts?

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I had the same feeling on my S like the bike wanted to slide out in corners. It's your head bearings. They are either to loose, tight or just plain worn out.

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would the handle bars make it go like that if they were lighter? my dealer told me it would be around 150quid to replace my bearings.i dont think its them because i cant really feel any movement

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I just greased mine last week and after I got it back together to book specs it was "notchy" feeling. so I just re-did the grease job and put it back together with a little less-than book specs and all is well now, just had them a little too tight.

BTW- my bearings looked good - just not very much grease

one way or another you should at least inspect your head... err i mean, steering head bearings

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