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Old 02-17-2013, 06:58 AM   #1
rdwalker OP
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Location: The Badlands (of NJ)
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Loose front end? How to troubleshoot?

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.
Robert in Northern NJ __ '09 R12GS, '03 R1150RT, '01 F650GS

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