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Author Topic: Piaggio X9 2005 front end unstable  (Read 6845 times)
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:22:14 PM »

I just purchased a 2005 X9 that was sitting several years it has 2K miles on it. The steering is scarry I removed the forks and triple clamp and found the bearing grease was stiff and the top bearing would not spin without using a lot of force. I soaked the bearings overnight and freed them up. Both upper and lower. I repacked them with a white soap grease and re assembled it is a lot better but still unstable when I hit grooves or bumps in the road. I have several motorcycles (6) so I am not new to triple clamps but I am new to scooters.
I have been told this is caused by the small wheels??? Any help please
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 10:00:08 PM »

You may just need to bite the bullet and replace the steering head bearings.  Also have you checked the wheel bearings. 

I've never ridden an X9 but the wheels on it are no smaller than the ones on my Burgman 400 and it does not have any stability issues. 

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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 11:43:03 PM »

You may find this info useful, taken from a UK X9 forum I'm also a member on.

Best of luck.
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 08:30:26 PM »

I took the forks apart and found that one side did not have oil in it I flushed both sides out and put the proper amount of oil in the I test rode the bike and it is much better.
Thank you for your help
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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2014, 04:45:38 PM »

I know on grooved roads my Majesty moves around a little but then again so did almost all my motorcycles other than my pure sport bikes which where not affected.

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