Yup and get an assistant to hold the bars and give resistance so u can really get an eye on every little bit of play. How many miles on the bike? Hard or easy miles?You need to get your head up under it while wiggling to see what moves. It can be anything from bushings to ball joints to bearings to tie rods or a combination of all of the above. And NO, you won't change the bearings with a c clamp.
Yes take our tire off. Much easier to see whats going on. I just went through that last weekend. I have to change a bearing in the front. Thought the bearings were gone on the back also but when I removed the tirwe I realized it was the bushings in the upper control arm that had a little bit of play in them.We'll from my knowledge you can see the wheel bearing. And from my experience last night...I can't see shit!!!!!! Lol will taking off tire help at all. See on my Kfx you see tie rod ends visually
Hopefully mine got delivered today. If so it'll be my project for tomorrow. kn mine its the left side that has tons of play.Let us know if your bearings make a difference. I had some play in one of my 500's and changed them out and made no difference. Everything else is snug. That was 1000 miles ago and it seems to be fine.