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Old 06-24-2009, 12:44 PM   #1
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Okay, I admit it, I am a dumb ! Here's why....Bought a new FZ1 a few months back, the bike just never felt right from day one in the front end. Felt almost a clunky noise when turning?? I'm thinking, I will take this freaker back to dealer to check it out. Well, the other night I wanted to take it out for a quick ride around the neighborhood. So, it's been a few months, decieded I should check my tire presssure's, like they taught me in MSF. The freakin tire pressures were way low. Added air to factory Spec., rode it around the block and no front end noises or clunks. Bike rides great now, just like it should. It is appearent to me, the dealer never checked tire pressure when they delivered it to me.

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Old 06-24-2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:13 PM   #4
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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Yeah, I should check my tires way more often then I do. I ussualy go by feel, and if it does feel awkward, I check and adjust.


It's amazing how the entire bike acts if tire pressure is off.
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Old 06-24-2009, 01:59 PM   #6
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Not to pee on your parade but I don't see how low air pressure in a tire would make clunkin noises.
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:08 PM   #7
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I don't understand how or why the noises went away either, but they did? It wasn't a loud "clunk", but you could definitely feel it...almost like a loose bearing???? Don't know, but will continue to monitor becasue I don't know why the tire pressure would have this affect either. But hey, like I said, I'm a dumb !
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:10 PM   #8
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i borrowed my friends bike. He didn't take care of it. Suffice it to say, good thing I had my miniature air compressor in my tailbag. PSI registered at 15 on the rear of a ninaj 500. NOT good. I learned not to trust in my friends maintence and monitoring of tire pressures. It had to be low before I had it to be THAT low.
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:05 PM   #9
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:10 PM   #10
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Old 06-24-2009, 04:30 PM   #11
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i've an 07 FZ1 too,got it new and yall right they may miss here / there when delivery bikes,but i always checked and setted tires pressure as i wanted / feel comfort with.... now FZ may have clunk noise in front end mostly on rough road and bumpy road that due to front brakes pads loose,anti rattle springs not put enough pressure / tension on pads......another fact that you may look for is "fram sliders" (if installed )-make sure those bolts are correct torqued and tight....you may check and joint fzoa site.good luck
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