Sometime in the last year while trying to "set up" my suspension, I changed the "preload" on the front forks from 1 line to 3 lines. I don't remember when and I didn't keep records at that time, though I do now.
Lately, when I hit a small pothole at slow to medium speeds, here has been a "clicking"?,"knocking"? "tapping"? sound that came from the inside of my front forks, that drove me nuts.
I would make a mental note about it while riding but my brain has a large "circular file" in it and nothing ever got done.
This morning while reading the suspension info Ray has documented for us I decided to check my "settings".
As I checked my SAG I noticed that the clunk sound was there every time I pushed the front forks down and they rebounded, and that my "preload" was now at 3 lines, not the 1 line that was in my notes.
So I tightened up the "preload" to one line, and behold, the "knocking" went away. I haven't ridden it yet since it is raining, but I am pretty sure I am not going to be bothered by this again.
I am curious if this is the "clunk" that many people have been complaining about for a while on this forum.
07 FJR 48,000 miles 03 Yamaha FJR1300
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