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Old 02-17-2013, 07:18 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by rdwalker View Post
Hi, all,

on my '09 R1200GS, I feel a distinct "click" in the front, when rocking the bike back-and-forth, with the front brake applied.

What is the best method of determining where the lash exists?
I was rocking the bike while holding my fingers by the steering head bearings, but felt no movement. Neither, when touching the ball-joint on the Telelever swing arm.

Also, I jacked up the engine to lift the front and tugged on the wheel - needles to say, felt no movement, either.

Is this a valid test? How to approach the diagnostics? What else could be loose beyond head bearings and the ball joint?

TIA. Robert.
This is just movement from the brake rotors, my new 2012 triple black does the same thing. Nothing to worry about they have to float the rotors because the calipers are fixed. Designed that way.
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