High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
I have serviced 3 sets of ES forks at 40-50k miles, and I doubt the forks are your problem. No bushing wear and the oil was clean. BTW, new bushings are only available as an assembly.... the upper fork tube.
To service the forks, you will need some special tools, one being a good fork spring compressor tool.
I'd recommend Neal's advice, you may have loose steering head bearings or some other loose part/missing fastener. Check the simple things first. The steering head bearings should have been checked in the first few hundred miles.
Also note the brake rotors are floating on their rivets and that can cause a noise... if you grab a rotor you may be able to rotate it a small amount and hear a click or clunk, e.g., grab brakes when in reverse, next application when going forward may exhibit a click/clunk, or vice versa. Normal until some road dirt builds around the rivets.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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