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Knocking sound fron the front end


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Hi guys,


so when I am riding I am hearing a knocking sound that sounds like it is coming from the forks but as I am riding I'm not too sure. I have stopped and tested it but the sound only happens when i am riding. the stearing feels slight loose also when this is happeneing.


I have no idea what it could be or how to fix it!


Please help! :cry:

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Check to see if you can feel any play in the front wheel (push/pull top/bottom) - If so, your wheel bearing is loose / worn.


Check to see if there is any play in the steering (Holding the front wheel still, can you move the handlebars?) - If so, this could be the forks, loose yolk, etc.


:cheers:

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Check to see if you can feel any play in the front wheel (push/pull top/bottom) - If so, your wheel bearing is loose / worn.


Check to see if there is any play in the steering (Holding the front wheel still, can you move the handlebars?) - If so, this could be the forks, loose yolk, etc.


:cheers:

 

Cheers Grumpy,


if it's the steering, how would i fix it? (Only ask because i sort of have an idea how to fix the bearings)

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If the bike has tapered bearings fitted they may just need adjusting.......easy enough to do, but you'd need to follow the instructions in a Haynes manual if you've never done it before...... :wink: :wink:

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I might take the easy way out :D I was looking at youtube vids last night of how to do it and I don't think i have the equipment to do it (not a matter of not having the capability just no equipment :( )


give me a few bits of pipe and an arc welder and I could make a bike lol


I need a garage so i can buy tools!!! :D :D :D

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I might take the easy way out :D I was looking at youtube vids last night of how to do it and I don't think i have the equipment to do it (not a matter of not having the capability just no equipment :( )


give me a few bits of pipe and an arc welder and I could make a bike lol


I need a garage so i can buy tools!!! :D :D :D

Really? Is yours not one of those castellated things? You should be able to tap that round with a screwdriver and hammer.

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I hope so just need to get the right bearing now already got loads of stuff to buy I swear biking costs me a fortune!


ah well it's well worth it!!! :cheers:

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i had the knocking from the front, it was a loose head stock bearing, new bearing sorted it out nicely.

got it dont when the forks were rebuilt ( i didnt want to do the forks so got the garage to do all of it )

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Had the same problem on my sons 125 tightened up the head race castellated nut with screwdriver and hammer as Mr Fro suggested. Cured the problem .Later on i replaced the head race bearings.Only difficult bit was supporting bike [no centre stand] to remove front end,otherwise easy job just use plenty of grease.

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