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Every now and again when I hit the front brake... I hear a clack, just 1 clack.....coming from the front wheel. Anyone have that happen? If so what could it be?
 

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All things being equal, I suspect it's just the pads shifting in the caliper.
Then I'd just check for loose stuff to be safe, shrug and ride on.
No worries.

Lets' exaggerate the condition with a bit of "what if":
Say you came to a complete stop at a red light and the bike's facing uphill.
If you held the bike from rolling backward with the front brake, the pads are going to be pushed in the reverse direction from average.
The light goes green and you release the brake and continue. Next light, you coast down a walk and apply the brake again.
The pads reseat in the normal direction - moving only the smallest amount - and go clack.


Far, far, less likely, but definitely worth checking>
Check and see that the front axle is completely seated and the pinch bolts are tight.
The axle passes loosely in from the right fork and through the wheel to screw into the left fork leg.
It should be holding the wheel snugly between the two outer spacers.
Reach in beside the wheel and see if you can spin either spacer.
They should not move at all.
If the axle isn't all the way in, the wheel can move side to side on the axle and maybe make a noise.
If the pinch bolts are not tight, the right end of the axle can clunk about inside the fork leg end.
Any of this would likely contribute to weird handling and not just an odd noise.
On a scale of likely to unlikely, I'd rate this as a Sasquatch in Central Park.
 

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Simple stuff can be the most aggravating. At least it's completely harmless. =)
I haven't heard any clacking from my front brake, it was me I'd bring it to the shop and have a qualified tech have a look. Last thing you want to do is take a chance with front brakes...
 

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Yeah, no clack at all here. Except once. I heard a clack a tink and a crunch. One of the front reflectors came off, then I ran it over. Replaced under warranty...

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Every now and again when I hit the front brake... I hear a clack, just 1 clack.....coming from the front wheel. Anyone have that happen? If so what could it be?
@Mellowrider - every now and then i do here this sound when i am applying my brakes! And i am just barely breaking in my first 100 miles into this red beast of mine!


@Eddie - Thanks for the insights!



Cheers,

Mototech101
 

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@Mellowrider - every now and then i do here this sound when i am applying my brakes! And i am just barely breaking in my first 100 miles into this red beast of mine!
@Eddie - Thanks for the insights!

Cheers,

Mototech101

Revisiting this thread after a while, I thought of something else to try.
If you have the safe means of raising the front wheel off the ground (lift or stand of some kind), give the front wheel spin first forward and then backward and forward again, stopping it with the brake each time and see if you can reproduce the sound. If not, repeat the process only carefully hold the caliper while the wheel's spinning and have a helper apply the brake. You might could feel the "clunk" that would otherwise make a sound under the greater load of stopping the motorcycle. Providing all the bolts are tight and the wheel is correctly installed, call it the "Confirm the harmless" test. :smile2:
 
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