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Old 03-24-2007, 04:05 PM   #16
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Cool. I hadn't thought about lateral movement, but that's certainly a possibility - the progressive springs have plenty of room ...
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Old 03-24-2007, 06:07 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Tim McKittrick
My R100RT does the same thing- an so did my R100RS- a pronounced "clack" when rolling over small abrupt bumps. I have checked steering head bearings, spring height etc., etc, and can't get the click to go away. On the RS I slid some small lengths of plastic tubing over the springs to keep them from hitting the inside of the fork tube, and that helped some. I'd love to know of a definite fix as it irritates me to no end.
ditto, kiddo.

it has bothered me for thousands of miles. i pretty much tuned it out, but now that i have the g/s back i really notice it. this has happened on at least 4 different g/s bikes, and it happened box stock this isn't related to progressive or toaster tan. you were just lucky, i guess, if it didn't occur previously. my two g/s's have always done it, my old girlfriends two g/s's did it, several mechs said it was normal, but this was all 20 years ago when i last had this bike. i would hope for improvement, and if yours didn't do it, then there is a solution.

let's find it!

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