Steering Head Bearings loose
Hoping someone might be able to advise on the following:
The steering head bearings on my F650GS twin seem to have developed some play - I feel a looseness when riding and also can move the forks slightly front-back when I get the front wheel off the ground.
I had a mechanic here in Italy look at it and he replaced the top bearings - said the lower ones were OK - and this seemed to fix the problem.
However, a couple of hours down the road the looseness returned.
I adjusted the steering head bearing adjustment bolt as per my Haynes manual but I was guessing at the torques a bit as I don't have a torque wrench with me.
Anyway, again after a few hours riding, the play is back.
If anyone can shed any light it would be very much appreciated!
Also, one mechanic I spoke to said it it fine to continue riding with this issue for the time being - to what extent is that true??!
Thanks for any help!