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Old July 7th, 2008, 10:42 AM   #1
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fork clunk

Was rocking the bike with the front brake on to check for neck bearing play and noticed a slight sound of something moving in the forks, a sort of gentle clunk sound. Other than valving is their anything else in there that oughta' make a little sound? It is not the bearings by the way.
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I noticed the same on mine, it's like a tick sound. I think it's the cross over part of the brake line and the fender.
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Mine does the same, at first I thought it was loose steering but I think its just a tiny bit of movement of the brake pads in the monoblock.
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Mine does the same, at first I thought it was loose steering but I think its just a tiny bit of movement of the brake pads in the monoblock.
Sounds like you got it right, mine does the same. I'm told its because they're floating pads.
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Full floating rotors guys not the pads.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 04:26 PM   #6
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Whew! I had visions of having to go in there which I'm not really too keen on. Thanks guys.
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gladly they are floating
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Old July 7th, 2008, 05:38 PM   #8
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Mine did the same thing after I had it resprung. I didn't like the sound, so I had my mechanic take the fork apart and take a look. He found nothing, but after reassembling it, the sound is gone. It could have been a spacer or something moving around ??

It never does this on the 999, so I had it looked at.
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Full floating rotors guys not the pads.

I had "Full floaters" on my 996. They actually moved around a bit. Took some getting used to after I put them on. My 1098s rotors are not at all like that.
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Mine click very loud, but only when rolling the bike backward and braking the front. When rolling the bike forward and braking the front, no noise. I'm pretty sure this is due to the way the floating rotors are set up.
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Showas have that unnerving internal clunk. Irritating but nothing to worry about.

A slow roll as in the garage with brake application or after coming to a slow stop and the forks extend, or you compress a small amount etc.
Ride it.....
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Full floating rotors guys not the pads.
Yeah, I thought rotors was spelled p-a-d-s.? Jus kidding, I stand corrected, thanks.
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