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Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« on: September 25, 2013, 01:34:06 pm »
Hi everybody,

I've noticed, that my brakes are making a kind of clacking noise, just before the bike stops completely. It's not kind of a hard mettalic noise, just the one the steering head bearings would produce (there is also no noticable jerk in the handlebars), but it sounds more like it's originating from "plastic".

Does anybody noticed the same on his/her bike?

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2013, 02:38:53 pm »
that's the closing of the glove :821:

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2013, 02:53:04 pm »
*Originally Posted by Smartos [+]
Hi everybody,

I've noticed, that my brakes are making a kind of clacking noise, just before the bike stops completely. It's not kind of a hard mettalic noise, just the one the steering head bearings would produce (there is also no noticable jerk in the handlebars), but it sounds more like it's originating from "plastic".

Does anybody noticed the same on his/her bike?

THX
Stratos
I had the same noise and was thinking the same as you until I realized it was as miss said above.  Most likely it is the glove box unlocking.  With earplugs in I don't even realize it is happening any longer!

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2013, 03:11:05 pm »
The glove box locks when the bike starts to move?

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2013, 03:52:21 pm »
...and it unlocks when you stop?

Ok, there is kind of a similar sound, when you turn on ignition and all the electronic devices doing there self-check, but I'd wonder, if there's any sense for the latch in the glove box to lock and unlock while the bike is in motion.

Could it be more likely, that it comes from the disc floaters or the brake pads slightly moving in the calipers?

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2013, 03:56:13 pm »
Well, we know the glove box is locked when the bike is off and to open it you have to turn the key on.  Maybe, like many car locks, Triumph locks it again after a certain speed.  I guess the logic would be to keep the glove box from accidentally opening or may be make sure the rider does try to access it while riding.

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2013, 04:05:44 pm »
Ok, on the other hand from that point of view it does make some sense. So I'll look at this on my next ride. Funny Brit-Bikes  :001:

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Re: Clacking noise coming from the brakes
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2013, 04:18:02 pm »
Just looked it up in the Owner's Manual:

The stowage box will lock when the
motorcycle is in motion to prevent opening
and will unlock (but not open) automatically
when the motorcycle comes to a stop.

 



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