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  • Offline BeemerJoe   gb

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    Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    on: December 05, 2020, 05:53:53 pm
    December 05, 2020, 05:53:53 pm
    I'm sometimes getting what I describe as a notchy feeling when turn steering at low speeds on 2020 S1000XR TE. Intermittent. Has anyone experienced similar?

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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #1 on: December 05, 2020, 09:06:38 pm
    December 05, 2020, 09:06:38 pm
    Head bearings too tight or loose..??

    Steering damper not happy...??

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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #2 on: December 06, 2020, 07:59:15 am
    December 06, 2020, 07:59:15 am
    I had a problem with the damping in the forks, noticeable at slow speed.  It wasn't related to turning the bars but there was a definite 'clunk' when going over small bumps, like block-paving etc.
    Might not be your specific issue, but thought I mention to allow you to eliminate or narrow down the problem area.
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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #3 on: December 10, 2020, 12:20:03 pm
    December 10, 2020, 12:20:03 pm
    Have you recently fitted a front fender extender ? mine clunks over some surfaces.....the mudguard needs strengthening underneath I think..... .

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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #4 on: December 11, 2020, 07:36:44 pm
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    How many miles on your tires?  It's obvious that tires wear out, they won't feel the same as new.  Other items mentioned like steering head bearings and steering dampeners last a long time and won't change how they feel in a few thousand miles.

    I would look for cupping of the tread on the front tire.
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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 09:42:07 pm
    December 11, 2020, 09:42:07 pm
    *Originally Posted by runnerhiker [+]
    How many miles on your tires?  I would look for cupping of the tread on the front tire.

    Very good points to check now that you have brought it up/ I have felt this exact thing before due to front tyre wear

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    Re: Notchy feel in steering at low speed
    Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 10:08:05 am
    December 13, 2020, 10:08:05 am
    Possibly connection with steering damper issue others are experiencing elsewhere on this forum?
    Might be worth checking it out.  :821:
    Andy