Just as a helper, the "clack" noise you're hearing from the front end originates from the floating front brake rotors and only the floating front brake rotors. I've proven this time and time again in many threads. Here is an example: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9656428&postcount=17 http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605898&highlight=noise Take your hand, grab the silver part of one of the front rotors, and pull and push back and forth. Lots of play right? Exactly. Makes a clack noise right? Exactly. Now, ride over some bumps while applying slight front brake: SILENCE. The noise from the rear of the bike is not the center stand or side stand, since they are bumpered with soft rubber, but rather the chain slapping the plastic parts on the swing arm. This bike has a VERY long chain and swing arm. Just step back from the side and take a look at it. This long chain slaps the swing arm a lot on bumpy terrain. Makes it sound like a "sherman tank" as DesertDave put it in another thread!