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Old 01-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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super glide front fork noise

Ive got an 06 super glide with 12k and stock forks. There is a clunk when the forks are depressed. Ive tried to cheer them up but the noise remains. Seriously though is this normal or a problem. Any similar experiences?
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Old 01-09-2013, 02:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you retorqued the stem nut to the new torque setting?

Knocking INSIDE the forks can be due to too heavy of a oil weight, improper preload spacers, loose damper bolts (however, usually a leak is seen too with that) and worn caliper mounting hardware.

As well, the SG models are also known to emit such a noise, when the front tank mounting bolt is loose..... Just an FYI.

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Thanks for the info. Sorry for the late reply. What did u mean new torque specs on steering head nut. Was there a bulletin

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Ive got an 06 super glide with 12k and stock forks. There is a clunk when the forks are depressed. Ive tried to cheer them up but the noise remains. Seriously though is this normal or a problem. Any similar experiences?
My 09 FXDC does the same thing. Did it when I got it with 2400 miles and still does it today with 11000.


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mine "clunks" , it seems to come from the tank, only when i hit pot-holes and such, maybe on a real hard stop..




07, 22k (16k are mine)
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mine "clunks" , it seems to come from the tank, only when i hit pot-holes and such, maybe on a real hard stop..




07, 22k (16k are mine)
Yeah, hard stops with a handful of front brake cause the clunk on mine.


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Re: super glide front fork noise

My 09 churps when I lean right.??

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mine "clunks" , it seems to come from the tank, only when i hit pot-holes and such, maybe on a real hard stop..




07, 22k (16k are mine)
Have you checked and tightened the tank mounting bolts?
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