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  • stephen Posts: 4
    Stock Poster stephen
    28 May 2020 08:26 PM
    Just wondering if anyone has an idea what the hell is going on with my bike .When i hit the front brake going slow or up to 20 k there is this tapping sound which i thought was the front suspension, so i took the bike to stevos in dandy and they said it might have been a spring that had broken so i took the bike to suspensions r us in seaford and izzy replaced  front springs and changed the the valves and while i was there put new yss suspension on the back , on the way home the bloody same tapping from the front i couldn,t believe it now i have a feeling it cant be the suspension can anyone have a rough guess what it might be. all i know is when the front dives a bit when braking the noise happens 
  • steelo Posts: 3238
    Adelaide
    Forum Legend steelo
    28 May 2020 08:29 PM
    Just did a google search. Couple options. Do you have floating rotors?
  • stephen Posts: 4
    Stock Poster stephen
    28 May 2020 09:17 PM
    Not sure what that means steelo
  • beaglebasher Posts: 1331
    fuckin everywhere
    Performance Poster beaglebasher
    28 May 2020 09:18 PM
    You might need to give us more information mate.  
    What model?  What year?  ABS brakes?  
  • stephen Posts: 4
    Stock Poster stephen
    28 May 2020 09:20 PM
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  • Grease Monkey Posts: 1035
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    28 May 2020 09:58 PM
    Beautiful bike mate, love that model.
  • Grease Monkey Posts: 1035
    Performance Poster Grease Monkey
    28 May 2020 10:12 PM
    As to the tapping, the floating rotor(that's what is on your bike), as steelo mentioned already, can cause a noise like you describe if there is something amiss, usually it's more a clicking sort of a sound sometimes with a shuddering feeling, could be loose on the rivets, friction surface warped, bulges around the drilled holes etc.
    Check the pads are not loose in the caliper and damper plates are ok.
    Somewhat to start anyway.
  • stephen Posts: 4
    Stock Poster stephen
    29 May 2020 06:32 AM
    Thanks a million gives me somewhere to start, I will let you know the outcome 
  • 78gold Posts: 378
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster 78gold
    24 Jun 2020 03:44 AM
    Can you feel it through the bars.??
    Might be steering head bearings??
    Put it up on a stand and check for movement.
  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 3096
    Forum Legend Krash Kinkade
    24 Jun 2020 10:25 AM
    Quoting 78gold on 24 Jun 2020 03:44 AM
    Can you feel it through the bars.??
    Might be steering head bearings??
    Put it up on a stand and check for movement.
    I was thinking same thing.
    Ride over speed humps, without using the brake, if you hear and feel a knock, could be loose steering head bearing. but test that first, if it's that I can tell you how to fix.
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