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Old 04-20-2014, 01:46 AM   #3469
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Joined: Jan 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Originally Posted by pasomonte View Post
I have a fairly loud metallic clunk in my front end. I and a friend spent two hours trying to diagnose and couldn't find anything askew although we both agree it feels and sounds like a lose head bearing. I also have a slightly scary head shake at 70 MPH. We tightened the head bearing nut about 1/4 turn but no improvement. The action is very smooth.
My question: Can any of you think of any culprits that would make my Terra so hesitant? Any tips on what to ask the dealers mechanic to do or check out? Any clues on the clunk? Mahalo
Is the clunk when the steering turns or when the suspension compresses and then releases? I think every TR650 has a metalic clunk when the front suspension changes direction.

If the bike feels underpowered, might be worth checking the doodah on the throttlebody which controls the throttle cable action is the 43kw version not the 35kw version. The part is stamped with 35kw or 43kw.
'12 DL1000 V-Strom
'13 TR650 Terra
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