Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Upminster, Essex, UK
"clunk" under braking
There are tons of posts on the site (too may in fact) to help me look for a "clunk" from the front end under braking, but any advice would be appreciated.
It doesn't occur under light braking, but if I really pull on the front anchor, there's a "clunk" and at the same time a movement through the handlebars. It FEELS as if the steering head bearings are loose (i've only ever experienced that on a bicycle so I'm guessing here) but despite having had several LT's, I'm still not 100% sure if that part is the same as on "conventional" motorcycles.
The other day I put the bike on the centre stand, a jack under the engine to hold the front end off the floor and tried to pull the wheel in and out.......
I couldn't feel anything, but then again I wasn't trying too hard as I was very aware of 800lbs of bike just waiting to roll off the stand and squash me, so maybe didn't give if the full beans.
Discs, calipers and mudguard are all fine, nothing loose or moving excessively
Any advice greatly appreciated
ps, 1999, LT, 30,000 miles excellent well looked after condition
2006 k1200LT........my 13th!