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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #20 on: 02 May, 2019, 05:04:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by nwrider [+]
Floating discs allow for self alignment with the brake pads.   They do wear out and/or get stuck with grit and grime sometimes.   I had to replace them on a 97 BMW 1100RT I had some years ago when they got too sloppy.

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #21 on: 02 May, 2019, 05:57:23 PM »
Maybe our terminology is different?  My new to me 2011 Tiger 1050's disc bobbins are locked solid - time for some cleansing.

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #22 on: 02 May, 2019, 06:42:46 PM »
*Originally Posted by nwrider [+]
Maybe our terminology is different?  My new to me 2011 Tiger 1050's disc bobbins are locked solid - time for some cleansing.

Nah m8, Floaters were rattly things with plenty of side play, semi floaters had springy washers set in the bobbins to stop them rattling side to side, these things trumpet fit now have no side play at all, they just allow for expansion of the disc.

The ones the OP has, are what was fitted for several years to the 1050's, they had excessive play in the bobbins allowing too much rotational movement, hence the clunk, this was not down to wear or crud, they were like that from new. This was explained early on, need to read the thread. We are all well aware of basic stuff.
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #23 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:14:11 PM »
Thanks for the clarification!

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #24 on: 02 May, 2019, 10:36:08 PM »
The bobbins on my 2012 have very little movement compared to the OP's video. Triumph must have changed the design by the time they got to my year.
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #25 on: 06 May, 2019, 11:12:03 PM »
Well sounds like your narrowing it down.  Process of elimination.

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #26 on: 22 May, 2019, 09:30:39 PM »
Hi all I have been trying to adapt to the front brake clunk which is fine

I realigned the front forks and set them to factory after about a week Im getting a clunk over bumps even uneven surfaces which is seriously doing my head in this is without the brakes applied just going along

The bike is lovely but its just ruining it for me if I buy new discs are the new ones better what else could it be front end wise

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #27 on: 23 May, 2019, 12:05:35 PM »
In the past I had a couple bikes that clunked when braking and compressing the forks. One was caused by aftermarket progressive fork springs, they bowed under compression and made contact with the inner wall of the fork tube. The other was the front brake line flexing under braking and hitting the inside of the fairing, one of the guide clips fell off. The MK1 Tigers have a black spring clip for the brake line on the upper right fork tube that is easily lost or forgotten when servicing the suspension, not sure if it is used on the later Sports.
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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #28 on: 23 May, 2019, 01:58:04 PM »
Thanks I do have the clip and braided hoses

I have put a bit of rubber behind and Im front fingers crossed lol

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Re: Front fork alignment and clunk
« Reply #29 on: 23 May, 2019, 09:30:57 PM »
Right Ill try and break this into 2 sections

I spoke to a guy with a tiger and wiggled his front discs mine has lots more play even though it didnt fail mot. This may be the cause or the clunk over bumps
Has anyone got these discs fitted https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F292737609406

Next front alignment have set the forks up to factory settings

When measuring from the ground to the bottom of the fork the right hand side ( left hand when sitting on the bike ) is 10mm at least lower which works out why the steering swings to the right slightly

I can level it up but obviously I need to know why the steering isnt straight with the fork legs perfetcally in-line

I have measured side to side and backwards and both sides of the forks seem to measure up perfect both sides. This seems to rule out accident damage

The bike handles fine but wants to sit upright throwing me off course if I take my hands off the handlebars and I get a bit of w bad side as they steerings off centre