Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Flippin, Arkansas
It’s probably going to be either your brakes or your wheel bearings. The best thing to do is get the front wheel off the ground and spin it by hand. It should spin freely and there should be no noise coming from the wheel bearing area. A clicking noise is bad too. There will be a little noise from the brake pad rubbing on the disk but it shouldn’t have a metal-on-metal sound, more of a "hiss" this is normal. Also there should be no play when you grab it top and bottom and try to shake it. If there is any play then something is wrong with your wheel bearings. I wouldn’t ride it until I ruled out a problem with the bearings because once they start making noise they go real fast. When the fork seals were replaced whoever did it may have got something back together wrong. They should have also checked the pads and replaced as necessary.
2000 VT1100C Spirit, Gone but not forgotten
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