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I'm getting a lot of shaking at high speeds (110 and up).

It's the whole front end that's shaking, not just the upper fairing.

The front wheel is balanced ok, or so I'd assume considering it's perfectly stable until 110mph. And the both tires are relatively new (rear is brand new).

It seems like it's coming from the forks, but that doesn't make any sense.

Also, the bushing at the top of the tree looks cracked. I'm not sure what it's called.

The bike is a '98 Gixxer 600 with 16,xxx miles on it.

Any ideas?
 

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If I was you, I would seriously consider buying a manual, and go over the front of your bike. The cracked bushing is just one problem. You may have bad bearings, etc. You should do this a.s.a.p because you are flirting with disaster. That vibration can/could turn into a tankslapper in a hurry. I think you can probably figure out what will happen if you get into a tankslapper at those speeds.

Check it out and give us an update.

Ride safe.
 
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