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Light "Knock/Click" when pumping front forks ?
on: 26 June, 2022, 03:53:57 PM
Hi All .Have checked all I can think of at front end but have not pinned this down.
All contributions gratefully received . :027:Ed.
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Re: Light "Knock/Click" when pumping front forks ?
Reply #1 on: 26 June, 2022, 04:40:10 PM
Just a guess, but steering head bearings worn? I had same symptom when mine started going. A mysterious knock/clunk when forks dived, most noticeable on heavy braking. Ditto but more muted after new bearing fitted, but it just needed re-torquing after a few miles bedding in. Dealer retorqued and no issues. Hope itís that simple for you.
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Re: Light "Knock/Click" when pumping front forks ?
Reply #2 on: 26 June, 2022, 04:48:55 PM
Thanks,Mate.Have been pulling on the forks at all angles thinking that must be the problem but can feel no play.Was never good at pulling At 18 so probably even worse now at 75 so will try harder.Will keep you updated .Ed :031:
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Re: Light "Knock/Click" when pumping front forks ?
Reply #3 on: 27 June, 2022, 02:01:52 AM
Manually pulling and pushing on the forks/wheel by hand applies nothing like the force of a suspension compressing, nose dive stop. With the motorcycle on the centre stand slowly turn the handlebar left and right several times, if it feels perfectly smooth then a nip on the headstock bearing adjuster nut may be all that is required. The adjusting nut needs a nip as the headstock bearings wear, often ignored and left until the bearing becomes notchy and requires replacement.

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Re: Light "Knock/Click" when pumping front forks ?
Reply #4 on: 27 June, 2022, 08:35:16 AM
Many thanks,Art.Will try that soonest & advise outcome. Ed. :028:
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