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October 5, 2004, 07:46 PM

Had the R6 out last week when all of a sudden i started to feel, only what i could describe as, a "knock" in my grips - i thought my front tire had gone flat.

So I pulled over and checked and all was good - i looked for a nail and nothing. So I hopped back on and continued on and there is a definite tick, click, or knock that i am feeling in the grips like something is rubbing or something in my front end.

As i speed up it get's faster and as I slow down it slows, but it doesn't appear below a certain speed (not sure what that is).

Any ideas? Anyone?

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tick, click, or knock
a pebble, a leaf, and a rock -which was thrown by a little kid on the roadway.

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October 5, 2004, 08:25 PM

You may want to roll the bike while it is off to see if you can pin point the exact cause. If something is in your front tire or other issue, you should figure that out before it causes an accident.
Also, you may want to have someone roll the bike so you can get a better look at your tire. Also, don't discount the rear tire either...just some thoughts.

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October 5, 2004, 09:15 PM

I have rolled the bike manually on the road, have put it up on stands, check the brakes, rolled the tire, looked for bubbles, wear, rub marks, nails, and see or hear nothing. But, when I take it back on the road damn if it doesn't reappear - scaring the hell out of me. so the bike has been in the garage for a week now. I guess i just need to take it in for service.
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October 11, 2004, 02:12 PM

I've had the same problem before. Try checking your chain, it could be loose, that's what the problem was on my yzf. Just an idea, hope it helps.

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October 11, 2004, 03:59 PM

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I've had the same problem before. Try checking your chain, it could be loose, that's what the problem was on my yzf. Just an idea, hope it helps.

Paul
That happened to me too (the vibration in the front) - turns out, like Paul, my chain needed to be tightened. Now it's not there... I'm not quite sure how a tightened chain relates to front fork vibration, but after someone explains it I'm sure I'll be running around like Wee-Man kicking myself in the head muttering, "Stupid...Stupid....Stupid..."


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