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What is this clanging in lower legs?

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ArizonaMike
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What is this clanging in lower legs?

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Post by ArizonaMike » Mon Jun 25, 2007 12:39 am

Hi Everyone,

Although the fork stem nut's tight and I've recently changed the fork oil to Type E (Screamin' Eagle) I'm still getting a slight clanging upon hitting each small bump. The front end's extended 12" over and raked. Could the rake and extension be the cause? If not, what?
Thanks in advance for responses.

Pgh Mike



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Re: What is this clanging in lower legs?

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Post by Skip » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:31 pm

If they are a Showa type front end...there is an allen screw on the bottom that holds your damper in place...that said, there is a small aluminum cup that holds the damper....that could be loose...check the allen screw....does it leak?....and yes the extension could be at fault....did you add the proper amount of fluid....stock 41mm front end will take, I think, 10.2 wet and 11.2 dry....also, did you replace the pvc with a correct length so your front end does not sag...could let the spring slap....just some thoughts.....Skip

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Re: What is this clanging in lower legs?

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Post by ArizonaMike » Sat Jul 21, 2007 2:51 am

Hi Skip,

Thanks for replying. The lower legs seem to be early mechanical brake type, later adapted to a disc. Fluid amount's correct, doesn't leak, and the 12" piece of pvc pipe's installed atop the spring.

Mike in Pgh.

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