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Offline ice

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Handlebar issue?
« on: May 22, 2018, 07:28:30 PM »
Hi guys,

I`m not a english native speaker but i`ll do my best to express myself correctly so you can understand the problem that i have with my XR.

First of all my XR is 2015 with 20k km on it, all services done on due time. Had no failures, all the time taken care very well.
My driving style is 70% agressive sport drive, the other 30% are tourism style with wife around Europe.

All this intro is because i`m having an issue that i can feel on the handlebar. With my english i`ll try to find the opposite words to decribe that issue.

As i said, on the handlebar i can feel some sort of "clicking" when i want to stop the bike. That can be felt even when the bike is not running, the ticking and clicking is still there even if i move it by pushing it. Like there is some sort of damaged part on the joint that holds the handlebar and the forks and all other parts on the front side of the bike.
So, when i move the bike forward and hit the break i can feel that tick. After that no more ticking if moving forward. So i suppose when once it passes that damaged point afterwards i have no problems. But, as the bike moves it goes up and down, i have that tick everytime i need to stop the bike. It cannot be felt during the ride, only when it comes to stop.
I have tried today to do it even when stopped(with the front break applied) and doing the motion forward/backward and is still there.

I don`t know if managed to express myself in a manner that you could understand the issue i might have, please let me know if you have any idea what the problem could be.

Thanks

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2018, 08:09:11 PM »
I think your English is excellent! :047:

I think that the first thing you should check is the adjustment of the bearings in the steering head.  Test by putting the front wheel against a wall and pushing.  You should feel the 'clicking' in the same way you feel it when riding.

I had the bearings adjusted on my first XR for the reason you described.  My second XR has been OK so far.
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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2018, 08:48:30 AM »
Scotti,

Thank you for the fast reply, i`ll do that for sure and i`ll let you know the results. Hope that will resolve the issue  :152:

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2018, 01:18:16 PM »
Better English than mine,,  " Dobrodosli "  Ice
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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2018, 03:41:32 PM »
You need to get the front end of bike off the floor so not only you can check if there is any play in the head bearings you can also spin the front wheel for the ticking noise.

Are the wheel bearings OK?

Is there anything stuck in brake calliper? Take them Off and check.

Steering damper OK?

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2018, 08:52:20 PM »
*Originally Posted by Bree [+]
Better English than mine,,  " Dobrodosli "  Ice

Hvala  :028:  :158:

*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
You need to get the front end of bike off the floor so not only you can check if there is any play in the head bearings you can also spin the front wheel for the ticking noise.

Are the wheel bearings OK?

Is there anything stuck in brake calliper? Take them Off and check.

Steering damper OK?

Tomorrow i`m going in the service shop to check the bearing on the handlebar, and by the way i`ll tell him to check everything you just mentioned.

Thanks a lot

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2018, 10:07:43 PM »
As my Dutch mate always tells me there are Trilingual/Bilingual and Englishmen  :001:

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2018, 09:21:09 AM »
So, i have been to the service shop and this is what they found out

- the bearing is totally ok, no sign of damage
- one screw that hold the handlebar was a bit loose(???) and they have tighten it up
- the right fork was 2mm lower than the left one, they have adjusted it

After all that work i still have the ticking problem. Now they will contact some bigger BMW dealership to ask if they are familiar with this kind of problem.

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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
Have you checked for movement between the brake disc carrier and the disc?  Sometime the bobbins have some movement that can be felt as a 'tick'.
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Re: Handlebar issue?
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 06:40:45 PM »
The brake pads can also slide in the caliper making a small ticking noise, especially if you rock it back and forth.

 


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