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post #1 of 6 Old 09-20-2009, 03:17 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday for the first time I heard a small "pop" or "clicking" noise when I cut my engine and applied the front brake. the noise occurred when the front brake was applied and the front end dove, it was heard again when the front end came back up after the bike was stopped completely. I'm thinking it might be the steering head. I was able to recreate the sound with the engine off, by pushing the bike by the handlebars and stabbing the front brake, small little "pop" or "click" when the front end dives, and one when the bike comes back up. What do I need to tighten this or remedy this problem?

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Thanks man! You don't happen to know the sizes of the "upper steering stem nut" or the type of wrench I'll need to loosen it or the size of the spanner wrench for the "spanner nut" do you?

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I think the nut is 27mm. I just use a beater screwdriver and hammer to tighten the spanner nut, it doesn't take much.
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Thanks man, I'm gonna do that now, the nut IS 27mm Got a socket and combination wrench for it.

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good idea with the screwdriver. don't know why i didn't think of that. it's a tight space. thx

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