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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 07-20-2019, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 1300 xvs and am hearing a thump in the front forks when I encounter a somewhat good size bump in the road not sure how to go about this. Any help would be nice thanks
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Welcome do you see any oil leaks on the seals? Do the bearings seem tight? Those are the first thins i would look at that and the obvious avoid the bumps. (hehehe)
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No there are no leaks around the any part of the forks however I read some posts about it possibly ring steering bearing needs to be re torqued so I’m going to start with that.
And in Toledo avoiding bumps or holes is a challenge all in its own haha.
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Welcome from Columbus, OH! Lots of good info here and helpful people. Have a look around and enjoy!
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Welcome from Houston, Texas. Glad you joined us. Here's a few interesting threads to check out when you get a chance.

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Thanks for the welcomes
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if you can manage to jack and block the frame so the front wheel is off the pavement, even just a half inch
then you can pull up on the front wheel and check for play in the steering head bearings
pull the top and bottom of the wheel in opposite while standing on one side, to check for wheel bearing play

and hold the tire between your knees while you twist the handlebar side to side, and see if the forks have any give

also make sure your gas tank is firmly attached at all points, and the rubber grommets are not missing.

my 650 has a thunk when I hit a driveway hard, sometimes on RR tracks - cant find anything wrong - it might be the front shock bottoming out, I dont know how to tell - but the bike rides perfectly.

another thing to look at closely is the headlight bucket attachment, grommets... The headlight glass lens is held against the ring by springs, which allows you to adjust the aim. If you push the lens the right way it will have slack with the springs a bit, then it will spring back.

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@KCW thanks for the info I will look into the mentioned later in the week and will post what I come up with.
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Hi and welcome to the forum from East Tennessee! How many miles do you have on your ride? Also you’ll get a lot more exposure to your issue in the Vstar section. Lots of great folks that are willing to help.


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