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Hi all
Since I purchased my 2014 Breakout she's been a dream to ride, I've only just started putting the K's on her and did a ride down to Coffs and around that area over a few days. The last two rides I've done however, something has changed. The steering feels very heavy and I'm struggling to push her into the bends, she just wants to pop back up straight. I've never had this issue before, it feels like something to do with the front forks as it is affecting the steering but I'm just not sure.
Hopefully I got some warranty with the bike so I can take it back into HD tomorrow.
Anyone have any ideas about what it could be??
Thanks in advance.
Cheers Jilli
 




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Hi Jilli,
  Maybe the forks have been over filled with oil,  just you had taking it easy compared to latesr ride and not noticed. Or with the heat from weather it overheated oil ( unusual).
  I fitted the Progresive mono tube drop in cartridges in my 2011 fxst, and it was like chalk & cheese, the ride is so much better / easier ride now.
 




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Could be headstem bearings. When you take it in, they will check to see the fallaway and if there is any slop in the headstem.
 



 
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Could be headstem bearings. When you take it in, they will check to see the fallaway and if there is any slop in the headstem.


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Check the lower triple tree PINCH BOLTS are not broken...   It's a VERY common fault on the early twin cam softails..  
I've found several broken over the years due to crap original bolts..
If you find one or both broken or for that matter just replace them both with grade 8 High tensile while you have them out..
 



 
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Probably ready for a full front end service anyway Jilli, may as well get
it done before summer and maybe a lighter weight oil for a more relaxed
ride, ya not setting it for hard riding.
 



 
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