Headset Check

Headsets should feel smooth with no indexing or play. If the headset is indexed, meaning as you turn the bars you feel little indents where the bars stop at a certain angle, it generally means the headset is damaged and needs to be replaced.

Hold the front brake tight while you rock the bike back and forth to check for play. If the headset has play, it could be due to simply being loose, or it could be due to damage.