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post #1 of 2 Old 04-12-2007, 09:20 PM Thread Starter
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lower front end knock

This one has me baffeled.I have a knock in the lower front end.Here's the part I don't understand.It only becomes evident after about an hour of riding.When the bike is cold,no knock.Once the bike gets up to running temp,no knock.About an hour later,it will start knocking when you start out from a dead stop.It doesn't knock when sitting at idle or revving the engine.Once your up to speed it seems to go away.If you let off the throttle,and pick it up a little it will knock.I replaced the doo 5000 miles ago and keep it adj.Now I'm wondering if the oil screen could be plugging or the spring is broke on the doo.Any suggestions before I tear into this? Gotta ride commin up and gotta find this.

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post #2 of 2 Old 04-12-2007, 09:54 PM
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Check your front sprocket. Mine did something like you are describing and it was the front sprocket loose.

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