I run my tapered steering bearings pretty tight. To the point that the triples won't freely flop side to side. Not until I get the weight of the forks and wheel on will the front end be able to flop lock to lock. But that's my preference, everyone has the way they like it. I will also over tighten the new tapered bearings when I first assemble the triples to make sure everything is seated nicely, then back it off, give it some back and forth movement and then set the tension where I like it. When I then torque the top triple clamp nut, it will add some tightness too, so I try and compensate a touch on the threaded nuts below the triple. I have never had to take a bike back apart to re-adjust the bearings and I don't get any "hunting" in the front end. I am also able to take my hands off the bars without headshake and steer the bike just by leaning.