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Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« on: November 19, 2014, 07:53:39 pm »
Does anyone else suffer from clunking/clicking forks - it seems to mostly manifest itself at low speeds over minor road irregularities and on any suspension setting; it's harsh enough that I can feel it through the bars

It's not the storage compartment locking solenoid and as far as I can tell, the steering head bearings appear to be tight.

I've got the TTSE, so have the TES. Ive only had it a month and done about 1000 miles.

I had a similar issue with my Explorer, only cured by changing forks.  I'm hoping that I'm not that unlucky again.....

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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2014, 10:23:38 pm »
I've experienced that, it's not alarming, but noticeable.  I couldn't be sure where it might be coming from...
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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2014, 11:54:26 pm »
Could just be the front brake pads raterling. next time you're on a cobbled street try gently applying the front brake see if that stops it

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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2014, 11:58:13 pm »
have the same issue.took it to dealer they agree that it is clicking and clacking but can not figure out from were it is coming from so it must be NORMAL.plan to get a second opinion

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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2014, 06:15:25 am »
Thanks for the replies so far - I'm glad I'm not alone on this one!

I'll check, but I don't think it's the brakes - there shouldn't be that much play in the pads and the discs shouldn't be floating enough to rattle I would hope.

I also get a noticable clunk when compressing/releasing the forks with the front brake on.

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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2014, 10:17:49 am »
"I also get a noticable clunk when compressing/releasing the forks with the front brake on"

I think that proves its not the brake pads. mine rattles over bumps especially noticeable when pushing over a kerb but if i gently touch the front brake it stops

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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2014, 03:41:53 pm »
Had the same on mine, thought it was the headstock that needed torquing, the dealership checked the bike over and couldn't find anything wrong. I showed them the issue by sitting on the bike with the front brake on and rocking back and forth to force the front shock to compress and there was the noise, they then informed me that this was quite normal and the explorer did the same, it has not got any worse and I have taken their word for it as being normal for this design.
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Re: Clicking/Clunking Forks......
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2014, 04:53:32 pm »
It may be related to those floating disc bobbins, see if you can do a 1/2 turn with each one using a large blade screw driver in the bobbin centre.
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