2004 V Strom DL650 front axle play

Discussion in 'Japanese polycylindered adventure bikes' started by TengaiJohn, Sep 23, 2019.

  1. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer Supporter

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    Hi everyone,

    I picked up a used '04 Wee (90K + miles) and replaced a few parts:

    Front fork seals
    Front tire
    Front wheel bearings and seal

    ...and added a fork brace.

    The front end pulls to the right or the left depending and which side I lean it on while riding slow.

    I can hear and feel a "clonk" when I compress the forks up and down from the handlebars. I had my wife push up and down on the bars and noticed some play on the right fork between the axle and the fork hole. I'm guessing the axle is worn or the fork hole is worn.

    Has this happened to anyone else? Should I replace axle with new unit or should I replace fork?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    John
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  2. Dao1

    Dao1 Long timer

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