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Today while riding my 1999 K1200LT I let go of the handle bars for a second.

The handle bars started shaking from side to side till I grabbed them again.

Tried this few times with more or less the same results, couple of times though there was no shaking.

Is this normal for this bike?

Or does this indicate simply a bad uneven asphalt? or maybe simply a front tire that needs to be replaced ?

How do I know (without spending a lot of money) if the steering mechanicals are OK and not need of repairs?

Thank you.
 

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That is the start of a 'tank slapper'; where the bars start shaking from side to side unil the ends of the bars are 'slapping the tank'...sounds like from your other post that the steering damper is disconected.
 
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