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Old 08-08-2008, 09:28 AM   #17
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600 mile maint. - your not paying enough ;-) & possible fork clunk suggestion

Originally Posted by Uriel
Picked it up tonight and it turns out they only charged 40.63, which was a pleasant surprise.

I mentioned the clonking forks when I dropped it off and they said they've checked everything over and there is nothing wrong with the bike and they've compared it with the other two 800s they had in and they're all identical.
Interesting on the 600 mile service. Here in the USA they make a big deal of it and say it typically runs $350.00 USD ... which is considerably more than the USA equal of 40....

On the folks ... is the clunking on heavy compression or when the forks are "topping out" that is most of the weight is off the front of the bike?

If it is the later case, I might recommend adding a small amount of extra fork oil to each fork ... maybe 10ml and see if it gets better.
I have used that fix successfully on my past bike.... I changed fork oil as maintenance item and started getting clunking with forks fully extended ... another 10ml of oil in each tube patched things right up....

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