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noise from front of bike

Postby jb15 » Wed May 18, 2016 10:49 am

i have a 04 ktm450mxc.

i just had the front forks rebuilt, new seals and oil and all that.

the first time i rode it, there was a noise coming from the front as i was riding. its like a rubbing noise maybe, kinda like if you had a disk brake that was catching a little bit and making that type of noise.
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Re: noise from front of bike

Postby o3dave » Wed May 18, 2016 11:03 am

I just put on an Acerbis front disk brake cover guard thing and am hearing something similar. The bracket uses a non bearing pulley through the front axle bolt and sure could be better. Any chance you have this going on.
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Re: noise from front of bike

Postby jb15 » Wed May 18, 2016 11:26 am

im really note sure i haven't had time to even look at it yet. i'm going to tomorrow. the bike had a trail tech computer on it before one of those ones you have to drill a hole and put the sensor on... maybe that is getting mess up in the wheel.

but the noise seemed to be in time with the front forks compressing, and also the front forks are VERY stiff and i can barely move them if im sitting on the bike and press down as hard as i can on the bars
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Re: noise from front of bike

Postby Luke » Wed May 18, 2016 4:15 pm

Axle installed wrong? Loosen the right side pinch bolts and bounce on the front end a few times. Re-tighten the pinch bolts.

There are more precise ways of doing it, but that'll get it about right.

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Re: noise from front of bike

Postby jb15 » Thu May 19, 2016 9:52 am

thanks luke i had read that somewhere else. i will give it a try
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