Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Upminster, Essex, UK
Front end clunk (when going backwards)
OK, let me explain first, NOT in reverse gear, just freewheeling backwards.
You see my driveway is pretty tight and on a slight downwards angle, going in forward is not an option (unless I want to burn out the starter reversing aaallll the way up the hill every morning!) so I line the bike up, turn the engine off and freewheel back doen the incline. Now my driveway is a bit bumpy and when the front of the bike goes over an irregularity, it "clunks". Now I've had the bike up on the jack and the main stand and shaken pretty much everything I can front and rear, but there seems to be nothing loose or worn (see previous instability thread for details of that), it's nothing to do with the pads/calipers, but it certainly sounds wrong.
What sort of wear could result in a "clonking" (coming from up under the fairing/headstock-ish area) making itself heard when going backward, that would NOT make itself heard going forwards or when shaking or moving the suspension/steering aroung? Any advice or tips would be MOST appreciated.
2006 k1200LT........my 13th!