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I mounted my Avon's last night. I removed all the weights on both rims and used dyna beads when the tires went back on. Both rims and tires where wiped down spotless, the beads were poured in and tires mounted (no spilled beads).

Tonight's 20 mile ride to break them in a little for this weekend revealed a front end wobble on decel. That isn't ok with me! Dyna beads come with great recommendations, so i 'assume' they are doing their job. Do these Storm 2 tires usually result in this?

Of course you could say "tighten your head stem bearings", but i've ridden 3700 miles in two months on dunlops and never once ever experienced anything like this. I can feel it try to start the wobble just cruising at 65 if i relax my hands on the bars.

My steering is looser than the common "Tighten it until it won't flop to the side while the tire is off the ground". It is pretty free to turn. It always has been.

Why would changing to a new tire force me to readjust my bearings. Isn't that hiding the real problem here?
 

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the new tire has a different profile, not to mention its new, where im guessing the other was worn down in the middle. so its expected to steer differently.

as to the wobble on decel, not sure. it could be those tires yes.
what pressure are you running?
 

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I have 40 in the tire right now.

It definitely feels nicer on turn in. I haven't pushed it very hard yet, still scuffing them in.
 

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One thing i'm worried about with snugging up the headset is slowing down the steering. Because i've never made them tighter, i don't know what it will do to the feeling of turning the bike.
 

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One thing i'm worried about with snugging up the headset is slowing down the steering. Because i've never made them tighter, i don't know what it will do to the feeling of turning the bike.
dont do it for that reason, nor that tight.
if it slows down the steering, the bearings are too tight.
they should be set correctly.
 

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What is the proper pre-load on those bearings? They are tapered bearings, correct? roughly 1 1/4"?
 
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