Clicking Noise

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Clicking Noise

Post by SEnglish » Fri Jul 26, 2013 5:55 pm

My '75 1000 started making a clicking noise near the front wheel. The speed of the clicking varies with the speed of the bike. I thought first it was related to the speedometer cable or sending unit. Now I have noticed that the clicking stops when I apply the front brake, even just lightly. Well duh, it must be something related to the front disk brakes, right? it also possible that it could be associated with the wheel bearings and touching the brakes would somehow silence the clicking??? Any thoughts? Thanks.

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Re: Clicking Noise

Post by Placerville » Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:10 pm

Anything's possible. Start by re-torquing everything you can get a wrench to that's associated with the front wheel. Tap each one of your spokes and make sure you don't have one that's broken. Disconnect your speedo cable from your front wheel and test ride it. Everything you try that 'doesn't' make a difference will lead you closer to the problem.
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Re: Clicking Noise

Post by WingAdmin » Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:43 pm

Disconnecting the speedo would be the first thing I'd try. After that, hoist the wheel in the air and check the bearings for free play.

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