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    Re: Front end issue

    Quote Originally Posted by moto_fz6n View Post
    Something like a knocking sound is coming from the left side of the front end.
    Aside from your fork seal issue, you have this knocking sound you mentioned. One cause could be slight engine movement on hard braking if the mounting bolts aren't torqued properly.
    I had this issue myself, would hear a loud knock when braking, and couldn't figure it out. Changed out the steering head bearings (needed it anyway) but the knock persisted.

    Eventually I re-torqued all of the mounting bolts, and voila, knock sound disappeared. Hopefully it's as simple as this for ya.
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    Re: Front end issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Ohendo View Post
    Aside from your fork seal issue, you have this knocking sound you mentioned. One cause could be slight engine movement on hard braking if the mounting bolts aren't torqued properly.
    I had this issue myself, would hear a loud knock when braking, and couldn't figure it out. Changed out the steering head bearings (needed it anyway) but the knock persisted.

    Eventually I re-torqued all of the mounting bolts, and voila, knock sound disappeared. Hopefully it's as simple as this for ya.

    Wow, what the hell :O, I will check my engine bolts then.

    I'm a pretty heavy guy ( i think ) ) around 189 -198 pounds and sometimes I take my girl for a ride as passenger (she is ~ 134 pounds). Since I will service the forks , should I get harder springs also ?


    Thank you

 

 
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