Main Motorcycle: SPEED TRIPLE 1050
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Yardley, PA, USA
Other Motorcycle: T Explorer 1200
Extra Motorcycle: 09 Bonneville Tracker
On my new 2011 (non-ABS); I get a considerably hard knock when grabbing a handfull of brake at slow speeds and have concluded that the "Floating Rotor" is mostly responsible for that noise, which is normal. I can grab the rotor while parked and duplicate the noise by moving it back and forth in place.
I also get a ticking noise from the front when braking; almost like the sound of the micro (lever mounted) brake light switch sound, only its coming from the caliper area....
On occassion, I feel a knock through the bars and have questioned if there was also a little play in my steering neck. How can I check that it is torqued correctly. I can't find anyone to hold the rear down with the front up to try wiggleing the front forks. Is there another way to check? the two theaded washers under the top triple clamp seem to be tight when checking with my hand.....
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Last edited by Rayzor61; 10-03-2012 at 09:55 AM.