Fork bang

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Fork bang

Post by goatheed » Thu May 20, 2010 9:26 am

When I go over a speed bump or hole in the road my forks make a bang/knocking noise.
Any ideas ?

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Re: Fork bang

Post by WingAdmin » Thu May 20, 2010 9:38 am

Is it possible they are compressing all the way? Or is something loose? If you put the bike on the center stand, then have someone sit on the back seat, so that the front wheel comes off the ground, can you wiggle or move the front wheel around? There should be no free play.

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