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Offline Milord

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Front end squeak
« on: 13 September, 2019, 06:04:55 PM »
Can anybody tell me where this squeak might be coming from, or has anyone had it before?

Admittedly Its been happening since I got the bike but subconsciously tuned it out of my brain, thinking it was just the fairings...until a mate asked me what that God awful squeak was when I sat it up on the centerstand.

Please, before you crank your speakers up to hear the squeak please be aware of the noisy kids next door  :157:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5pn81fxrekkd703/Untitled%20-%20Sequence%2001.mp4?dl=0

Sounds like it's coming from the forks or lower clamp. In the last scene I lifted the front wheel off the ground and tugged the forks but the head bearings and clamp nut are all within spec so that can be ruled out.

When riding the only time I can hear it is if I ride over catseyes or small potholes; basically when the forks are compressed as demonstrated in the video.

Thanks.

Offline Milord

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Re: Front end squeak
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:11:43 AM »
Ok I've managed to find where the sound was coming from!

Left hand side crash protector! I've squirted some wd40 in there and its stopped, but should these protectors move like this when shaken about? https://www.dropbox.com/s/ur0a8cn5gtnm5pz/20190921_110557.mp4?dl=0

 


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