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Offline jgk1459

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New member and XR owner from Windsor
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:48:57 PM »
Hello everyone, new XR collect last Friday...well new to me.

Came from sports bikes to a GS bought in January. Decided it was not for me! The XR is spot on.

Question - at slow speeds the front brake seems to 'knock' when applied gently - traffic riding - is this normal?

Thanks in advance.


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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2018, 08:54:34 PM »
I commute with the bike daily and no issues for me...

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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2018, 09:26:32 PM »
Hello jgk and welcome to the forum.   :002:

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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 09:55:24 PM »
G'day jgk.... Welcome to the forum.
Your front brake "knock" might warrant a trip to the dealer to get it checked out...
No problems on my 17 model...
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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 10:22:08 PM »
 :408:  hi mate great choice of bike. Brake noise could be due to pads moving. would recommend a visit to the Dealer ... is the bike still under warranty ?.  Keep us informed...... :305: :305:
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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2018, 08:05:33 AM »
Thanks chaps, advice gratefully received.

Emailed the dealer - it's an 'approved' bike from Vines so yes all covered. They've been first class with the GS - new engine & gearbox due to corrosion - so I can't imagine they won't sort this.

I'll update as this may be of interest to others.

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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 12:25:55 PM »
Great any information is good for the forum.
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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2018, 08:26:06 AM »
 Quick update, should anyone find it useful.....

I took the bike back to Vines and they have confirmed that the noise is the floating discs 'knocking' and is perfectly normal. Strange this was that the other used XR they had didn't have the same issue!

Anyhow,  they've told me its perfectly safe and they'll check it again at the next service.

I'm no expert so if any of you clever chaps have an opinion I'd welcome the feedback.

Cheers.

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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2018, 10:17:11 AM »
*Originally Posted by jgk1459 [+]
Quick update, should anyone find it useful.....

I took the bike back to Vines and they have confirmed that the noise is the floating discs 'knocking' and is perfectly normal. Strange this was that the other used XR they had didn't have the same issue!

Anyhow,  they've told me its perfectly safe and they'll check it again at the next service.

I'm no expert so if any of you clever chaps have an opinion I'd welcome the feedback.

Cheers.

Very strange that this "floating knocking sound is considered NORMAL by your stealer...???
Haven't heard or read of any similar justification before this ...  :155:
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Re: New member and XR owner from Windsor
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2018, 12:53:47 PM »
Could be a possibility. As the discs are floating and the action between disc's and pads could make this noise. Had some thing very similar on Suzuki track day bike, was very alarming when you applied the brakes, as you lost speed a very noisy knocking could be heard. But all was well. Keep us informed of the outcome..... :305: :305:
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