Knocking noise in front

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Knocking noise in front

Post by reggiefavre » Wed Feb 03, 2016 1:12 am

Hello from the deep south of Petal Mississippi. Got a question. I have a 81 Interstate. When I run over small pot holes or small holes in the yard there is a loud knocking noise in the front around the faring. I have checked all the mounting bolts and nuts. Checked the bolts on the triple clamps. checked the bolts on the weight where the headlight would be. Pulled the pockets from both sides of the fairing and looked and felt around inside for anything loose. Any ideas from any one. The forks seem to be tight. Thanks ahead of time

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Re: Knocking noise in front

Post by 4wred » Wed Feb 03, 2016 8:41 am

I had a similar noise coming from the fairing last summer.Looked all over ,finally noticed one of my mounting tabs for the display(radio,cb,volts)had cracked and every time I hit bumps it was moving up and down.Fixed it and the noise stopped.The sound didn't seem like it was coming from that area though,weird!!

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Re: Knocking noise in front

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Feb 03, 2016 10:27 am

It's tough finding these kinds of noises that happen only when riding. A lot of the time it's trial and error.

I'd check all of the fairing mounting points - where the plastic mounts to the fairing support frame, make sure none of them are cracked or broken.

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