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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-09-2018, 01:58 AM Thread Starter
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"Clunk" sound coming from front of bike

I've recently noticed sort of a "clunk" sound when the bike hits a sharp bump, such as a pot hole. Has anyone else experienced this? I've heard the sound a few times before. However, it appears to be happening more often. The bike has about 8k miles on it.
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Obvious suspects may be a front suspension component or maybe the XPIPE has worked loose if you have one.

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Thanks Eisen,
I suspect suspension as well. It does not sound like it is coming from the XPipe.
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Worth checking the xpipe connections anyway - just to rule that one out.
Is the noise coming during compression or rebound ? And can you replicate it while pushing up and down (hard) on the bike while static and engine off ?
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The noise can be herd during compression. I have not been able to replicate by pushing up and down.
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Perhaps itís the front forks topping out. Something you wonít be able to replicate yourself.
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Steering head bearing needs to be checked for free play
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Grab your front forks at the bottom down by the axles and push and pull checking for free play ideally with the front jacked up. Insufficient fork oil level can also make your forks top out which can be heard!
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Thanks guys. I'm away from home but will certainly check the areas you've suggested when I get back.
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 12:47 PM
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I used to get an annoying click when moving the bars from lock to lock. It turned out to be the clutch cable. A bit of adjustment and it stopped but it was quite a loud click. Probably not your issue, but worth checking.
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