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    Strange noise from just below handlebars

    I'm hearing a strange noise from the top of my forks/handlebars. Not sure to it is. It happens when holding the front brake and pushing down on the front end compressing the forks. It sounds like it is coming from up top.Not sure how to describe it other than it sounds like someone cracking their knuckles
    I just had the tires replaced. I don't see how that could have made a difference but i'm stumped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryPete2016 View Post
    I'm hearing a strange noise from the top of my forks/handlebars. Not sure to it is. It happens when holding the front brake and pushing down on the front end compressing the forks. It sounds like it is coming from up top.Not sure how to describe it other than it sounds like someone cracking their knuckles
    I just had the tires replaced. I don't see how that could have made a difference but i'm stumped.
    I'd go over every fastener in the front; the wheel was off so the brake pads were out, the brake calipers removed, the pinch bolts loosened/removed, the axle removed etc. Go over everything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackfin View Post
    I'd go over every fastener in the front; the wheel was off so the brake pads were out, the brake calipers removed, the pinch bolts loosened/removed, the axle removed etc. Go over everything.
    Indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FactoryPete2016 View Post
    I'm hearing a strange noise from the top of my forks/handlebars. Not sure to it is. It happens when holding the front brake and pushing down on the front end compressing the forks. It sounds like it is coming from up top.Not sure how to describe it other than it sounds like someone cracking their knuckles
    I just had the tires replaced. I don't see how that could have made a difference but i'm stumped.
    Remove tripleclamp, check bolts holding handlebar mounts to ensure they are secure

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    I lnow it sounds daft but it isnt the floating disc noise? Jisy throwing it out there

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemanpaul View Post
    I lnow it sounds daft but it isnt the floating disc noise? Jisy throwing it out there

    This would be my guess.......

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    I thought that at first but it has never done that or sounded like that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemanpaul View Post
    I lnow it sounds daft but it isnt the floating disc noise? Jisy throwing it out there
    +1
    it can be disc noise...

    Is it cracking or nocking noise ?
    Handlebar holders can make cracking noise... no rubber mounts on tuono...

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    Steering head bearings may need adjusting? Depending on how many wheelies you pull etc. Just another guess.
    Not sure how old your bike is.

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