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Hi all, I decided to purchase the SCR950 as my first bike. I love it!

One thing I noticed, and I am sure this might have been discussed here, is the steering shaking/vibrating when in 40-45mph . It is barely noticeable but visually evident when just barely holding the grips.

Tires are properly inflated and wheels seemed trued. Bike has 2K miles. Another thing I noticed is that there is this feel that the steering is not tight enough when coming to a stop or riding at slow speed.

I have put so far about 300 miles on it with this lovely late fall weather :)

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They all do it stock. It's the flat head bearings, they feel like a loose tapered bearing, but they last forever and dont need maintenance.
Mine does it bad if I let off the gas at 45mph and coast to a stop without keeping a little pressure on the grips.
I know it's going to do it, so I hold on tight enough to stop it and it doesnt bother me, im not one to ride without holding onto to the bars anyway.
 

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My scr had it bad , I installed all balls bearing kit for the bolt and never looked back . I also got rid of the lumpy tires I opted for Michelin aneken3 and curred all front end woo,s
I noticed the Anakee III comes in a 110/80 R19 for the front tire instead of stock spec. Did you notice a difference on the handling? With a smaller diameter, it seems like steering would be more responsive and less cruiser-ish. Would be interested to see how that tire looks on your bike.
 

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I got the 'top heavy' vibes when I first got mine as well. I think when coming from a sports bike or a much lower cruiser (sportster/48/iron) that the bike will come off as top heavy. Before my steering damper, it would also dive/fall into a low speed turn, indicative of being top heavy.
 
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