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hey guys...usually im pretty good at trouble shooting my bike but this is really stumping me!....i own a 2001 zx6r and im getting a clicking noise and a light tap through handlebars when i come to a gentle stop? anyone have the same problem or know what this is, ive re-torqued the triple clamp and my handlebars thinking it could be the preload on the stearing head bearings or the top triple clamp nut gotta check these things out i guess......can anyone help me?

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Don't know exactly what the clicking is, but I do know that Kawasaki states in their "list of changes" for my new 636 that they had "fixed the clicking in the front forks".
 

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Hmmm...I had a clicking in my 00 ZX6R this past summer and chased ghosts for quite some time......steering head bearings,rotors,fork bushings,triple clamps...so on....well come to find out, for me at least, the brake pads were moving just enough to make some noise.....nothing serious, replaced with EBCHH and seemed to quiet the noise alot...

Hope this might help you.

Jason

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I have been chasing this ghost too for months!! Thanks for the info Jason, that one hadn't even crossed my mind, but now makes sense. When I changed pads awile ago, I did notice the retaining pin was very loose and pads were easy to get in and out..

Well now I can ride at ease instead of thinking the front end will come off at the next corner...



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Sounds like you just need too tighten down on your steering head bearings. I had the same problem at about 6000 miles all I do is tighted the adjuster and it goes away.

Just loosen your stem head nut on top triple clamp and tighten the stem nut below the triple clamp (you will need a special tool)1/8 of a turn until it goes away but don't tighten it too much or it will bind.
 

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thanks for the help guys, im gonna check my brake pads and the preload on the angular contact steering head bearings!

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