Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes: 92 Giant Sedona ATX Custom
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There are a couple of moving parts in that equation. First is your headset bearing. Does it have play? To check it, Hold your front brake firmly and push the bike back and forth. There should be no "thunk" feeling. If there is, tighten your headset bearing and recheck.
If it persists, check your wheel bearing for play by pushing it side to side with a light force.
If it is not that, then check your brake calipers themselves. The tolerances for this sort of play are a little more open than the other bearings, but it can be them too.
If all of them are where they should be and it still persists, it may just be fork flex too.