Great, the steering head bearings are shot on my BMW f800gs, which was pointed out to me by a mate (Chris) and come to think of it, I’ve noticed that the handle bars have started to vibrate back and forth when I take my hands off them at slow speed. There is a definite notch when the bars are moved slowly either side of the straight ahead position. What’s so annoying is that the bike has only done 10,500 miles, should bearings go after this amount of mileage? They will need to be changed before our big trip. I’ll be replacing the bearings myself, which is something I’ve never done before but I’m sure it’s within my capabilities. From the research I’ve done, the trick to fitting new ones is to heat the frame and put the new bearing in the fridge, apparently it makes the job easier – the old, heat expends, cold contracts thingy! Well, I’ll be doing the job in the next week or two so will let you know how successful I get on.