Join Date: May 2005
Location: Las VLXas (Vegas, baby!) NV U.S.A.
Of noteworthy mention: the 300 & 500 models come from the factory with a raked tree (IIRC +2º trees on a 30º frame to yield 32º total) so it's going to behave differently from a conventional front end...the front wheel is rotating left to right on a different axis than the steering stem between the trees. This might be the weird feeling you are experiencing.
While the diagram is far more extreme than what you're dealing with, it gives you a good idea how that works out as you compare the stem to fork tube angles:
"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.