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post #1 of 12 Old 09-26-2013, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
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clunking when stopping

I've noticed , that when i stop be it a quick stop or slow one it does'nt matter , i get a clunk from the front just has i stop , not quite worked out if its when the forks take the final dive or when they come back up ,

Any ideas , the bikes only done 3000 klm , its under warranty so i could'nt really care less what it would be has the warranty will fix it , thats if theres a problem .

Is it a normal thing with this bike , is it something to do with the ABS , or should i take the long ride to the dealers , Its going to be put in for a service in 3000 klm anyway , So i could wait till then , unless its dangerous , ,

Guess what i'm asking is , if its normal or am i likely to be riding along and the wheel falls off .
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I've noticed , that when i stop be it a quick stop or slow one it does'nt matter , i get a clunk from the front just has i stop , not quite worked out if its when the forks take the final dive or when they come back up ,

Any ideas , the bikes only done 3000 klm , its under warranty so i could'nt really care less what it would be has the warranty will fix it , thats if theres a problem .

Is it a normal thing with this bike , is it something to do with the ABS , or should i take the long ride to the dealers , Its going to be put in for a service in 3000 klm anyway , So i could wait till then , unless its dangerous , ,

Guess what i'm asking is , if its normal or am i likely to be riding along and the wheel falls off .

That's the noise mine made when the front brake caliper came loose. Check all your nuts and bolts for proper torque.

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Check the front caliper bolts before you ride it another inch. As mentioned, the steering stem could be loose, which should also to be addressed. Either way, he clunk isn't "normal".
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post #5 of 12 Old 07-08-2014, 10:51 AM
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make the front wheel float in the air (central stand or some other contraption to rise the front of the bike) and see if the main fork's bearings don't have an indentation

if you turn from left to right very slowly past the middle point it shouldn't "stick" to the middle position, if so, the bearing may have an indentation on the middle position and leave room for the whole fork to clunk around when breaking
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post #6 of 12 Old 07-08-2014, 02:00 PM
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Mine does this too on occasion. If you figure it out, please let me know.

Sometimes I think that it's the fuel splashing forward to the front of the tank as it only seems to happen only with 3/4s or less of a tank of fuel... I think.
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After reading this post earlier today, I though I'd check my brakes. They are seem normal. Everything is there and nothing loose. The calliper can be moved a little on the pins, which I think is normal as it is supposed to float. On thing I did notice, is the the hole in the pads on the bottom are slightly larger than the pin that holds them in place. Maybe 1mm too big. I can lift he pad up (towards the back of the bike) and there is a definite metal-on-metal sound. I can see, at the end of the stop, and the bike tries to roll back on the front wheel when the brakes are still engaged, the pads might twist and clunk back to the other side of the pin hole. Question is, should I be able to grab the bottom edge of a pad and make it clunk back and forth? (or up and down I guess is the orientation I'm moving them).
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Seriously, mine does it as well but not all the time??
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i also have this notice on occasion. More noticeable on 2 up

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Exactally the same on mine at 4300kms . I checked loads of fasteners and could only replicate when front brakes were squeezed and loaded the forks down in my garage . Thought I would bring it up at 6 thou service but last ride it never occurred and I rode 500 kms . I am baffled because I know the service guys will never spend as much time on this as I would . I will definitely keep my attention on this . I wonder if it's a temperature thing with the caliper setup
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