Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Crystal Lake, IL, USA
Rattling FD (?) after Inaugural Ride
I just returned from a terrific 886 mile ride from D.C. to Chicago on my new-to-me 2003. What a bike! Sure made me pleased with the purchase.
However. Ugh. There's a clear metal rattling sound coming from the FD and/or the rear wheel hub. No oil is evident anywhere, and when it sits in idle on my driveway it's easily noticable.
I need ideas since I haven't even had a chance to order a manual yet. Is there a way to check the oil level in that component? Would it even matter at this point? I'm pretty handy with repairing things, so that part doesn't concern me (much.)
Oh, and I joined the ranks of bike tippers the very first time I tried to take the darn thang off its center stand--even with sound advice. Soft landing on grass. After that eventuality was behind everything else was easy. Until now.
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