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Offline Monty9120

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Front fork alignment and clunk
« on: 01 May, 2019, 08:30:59 PM »
Hi there just brought a tiger 1050 I noticed the steering is slightly to the right I also noticed the fork in the top yoke was about a mm out each side but still having the same issue

The bike handles fine so dont think its a bend

Im also getting a clonking under braking and under load on the front forks any ideas what needs to be replaced
Ive had someone on the back while I wiggled the front end and Im pretty sure its suspension rather then steering bearings

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #1 on: 02 May, 2019, 07:23:13 AM »
What do you mean by wiggled?.. Side to side or back to front?.. With the front wheel off the ground, grab the fork legs and push them back toward the rear then pull forward toward the front to detect slop in headraces.
If that's what you did please ignore 😂

You could also try dropping the wheel out and testing for play in the stanchion bushes in each leg... 👍
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #2 on: 02 May, 2019, 08:38:56 AM »
Hi there yes thats exactly what I meant the bike steers fine when out and it turns well

I will have a look what you suggest

The steering is slightly to the right. One stanction was slightly lower in the top yoke sorted this so hasnt made any difference

In the manual is says the forks are adjustable in the bottom of the fork legs but I cant see anything

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #3 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:13:14 AM »
That clunk, check the rotational play in the disc bobbins. The 1050's around that time had loads of play there....from new.
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #4 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:28:55 AM »
Is there a fix or just one of ten things its got mot soon so dont want to take it just yet

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #5 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:44:37 AM »
I'm afraid you're not being very clear in any of your messages. If you are more precise in saying exactly what is going on where, and on the road, at standstill, etc, etc, then it would be easier to offer useful advice ...   

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #6 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:48:50 AM »
Check out what has been suggested to narrow it down a bit.
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #7 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:53:22 AM »
When I come to a stop or go up and down on the front forks I get w massive clunk have wiggled the front wheel off the ground and cant feel any play in the headset bearings

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #8 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:57:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Monty9120 [+]
When I come to a stop or go up and down on the front forks I get w massive clunk have wiggled the front wheel off the ground and cant feel any play in the headset bearings
It does sound like something inside the forks. I see it's a 2007 - what's the mileage? Also you said the forks legs aren't quite lined up - possibly someone had the forks apart recently?

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #9 on: 02 May, 2019, 11:03:30 AM »
Could be wrong, won't be the first time.

It's your triple tree. Get the weight off the front end. TIghten the headstock nut up.
Might want to consider replacing the bearings with tapered, at least grease them up.
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