Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Mechanicsville Maryland
Front End Clunk
Well, here's another "Front End Clunk" Story. In one of many posts on this subject, Dave63 recomended to the OP that he check the pinch bolts. This story in to illustrate what can happen when they do require attention. Last Friday my front end started to clunk real bad as I got to work. I took a quick look but found no problem at the time. All the way home it clunked bad. Doing 55 miles at or below 35 mph with the front end clunking is no fun. This is what I found when I removed the nacelle. Happily, other then fork oil all over me and the side of my bike the only thing broken was the pinch bolt. I was very lucky. Lesson learned. Don't ignore a front end clunk. This could have been alot worse.
It ain't that I'm wiser. It's only that I've spent more time with my back to the wall. I've got a couple more years on you baby that's all.
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