juddering at speed VFR750 1995

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  1. Andytoo2

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    Hi Peeps just joined the forum.
    I recently acquired a VFR 750 1995 runs fine but when up to speed on the ahem ! German autobahns at around 90 mph i get a worrying judder/ vibration on the bike
    i had the front wheel balanced ,replaced the bearings ,checked the headstock but its still there, any ideas as to why this might be ? never experienced this on any bikes i have had previously (and there has been many ) Cheers
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    Steering head bearing bad maybe?
     
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    i did remove them . loose bearings were in there ,regreased and refitted . made no difference of course .
     
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    How the tyre looking physically? No bulges or other distortions?

    How about the fork bushings, is there any detectable play in these?
     
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    you didn't mention balancing the rear wheel ? o_O a really bad chain can do weird things at speed, so check that. :Yo:

    how many miles or kms on your bike ? greased or not most headset bearings need replacement by about 35-40,000 miles.
     
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    Loosen your grip on the bars. Sometimes riders just grip too firmly.
     
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    I have a similar issue that started on my 5th gen recently, tyres are good, had the head bearings replaced last year and grabbing the front wheel I can't find any play in the wheel bearings, bike was fine until recently, can notice this at 30 mph cornering, feels like the front wheel is loose or something, very weird.
     
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    The tyres look ok ,not very worn no apparent play either .
     
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    Yeah i have not touched the rear at all , was wondering if it could be rear wheel balance /bearings or both, 37000 + miles
     
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    those bearings are usually ok at that mileage, so that leaves the wheel balance in question. not all shops can do it.

    get the rear up and start investigating, ladddie.
     
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