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Clunking feeling from front brake

Hi guys, I can feel something shift and clunk when I apply the front brake.

The dealer says this is normal, as the pad doesn't fit perfectly in the front caliper, but I have never felt this in several other motorcycles that I have owned.

Has anybody else experienced this, or have any insight? Would appreciate it very much.
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Hi guys, I can feel something shift and clunk when I apply the front brake.

The dealer says this is normal, as the pad doesn't fit perfectly in the front caliper, but I have never felt this in several other motorcycles that I have owned.

Has anybody else experienced this, or have any insight? Would appreciate it very much.


are you using both brakes? I notice that when abs is on, and I use hard front brake, the engine kinda stutters down or something. use both brakes and removes that feeling. not sure what clunk you are referring too.
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Hi guys, I can feel something shift and clunk when I apply the front brake.

The dealer says this is normal, as the pad doesn't fit perfectly in the front caliper, but I have never felt this in several other motorcycles that I have owned.

Has anybody else experienced this, or have any insight? Would appreciate it very much.

I had this, and the front wheel bearings had gone in just a few thousand km, a friends bike was exactly the same so check out your wheel bearings
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Hi guys, I can feel something shift and clunk when I apply the front brake.

The dealer says this is normal, as the pad doesn't fit perfectly in the front caliper, but I have never felt this in several other motorcycles that I have owned.

Has anybody else experienced this, or have any insight? Would appreciate it very much.
It's not the bearings because if it was the noise would always be there not just when applying the brakes.
Sometimes the pads make a noise when they move on to the disc/rotor caused by the piston caliber being a bit sticky. If it's slight it's normal but If it' gets worse I would be taking it to a bike shop for them to check unless your mechanically minded to disassemble yourself and check it out
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It's not the bearings because if it was the noise would always be there not just when applying the brakes.
Sometimes the pads make a noise when they move on to the disc/rotor caused by the piston caliber being a bit sticky. If it's slight it's normal but If it' gets worse I would be taking it to a bike shop for them to check unless your mechanically minded to disassemble yourself and check it out
WRONG, my bearings made no noise at all but clunked under braking (or sharp drop in concrete, as loose pads do) but my bearings were completely shot and my brakes were absolutely fine.
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Check your steering head bearings, i had a clunk and felt it thru the bars under breaking turned out the head bearing adjustment was a little slack. Adjusted correctly noise disappeared

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there is definetly something not right, the brakes dont clunk when applying them, take it to some other shop to get it inspected, or a mechanically minded freind
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try the booster plug
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It is not normal to have a clunking feel when on the brakes. Sounds like something is loose. Could be in the triples, brake calipers, front wheel. Hard to say on the internet. I'd check everything up front.
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I had this, and the front wheel bearings had gone in just a few thousand km, a friends bike was exactly the same so check out your wheel bearings
Thanks for the feedback guys. I think it might be the wheel bearings -- the mechanic suggested it might be. Is there any way I can test that the bearings are bad, with my limited mechanical know-how? I do have a track stand for the front.
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