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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hello people.
Did quite a big ride today from southend to brighton (180miles there and back) and have finally come to the point where I gotta figure out what the problem is with the front end. I originally thought it was the headstock and so took the whole thing off tightened and it was alot better but not cured. 2nd time round i did it a little too tight (only by a smidge) and although the steering as gone a bit funny its still knocking which makes me believe maybe it isen't just the headstock?
I'm loosening it off slightly tomorrow but before I put the bike on front and rear paddock stands and strip the whole thing I wouldn't mind knowing if anyone else has suffered/had this problem? It only does it when I go over uneven tarmac, pot holes etc etc. Im just worried that it might be something a little worse? I'm checking the front bearings, headstock and all the usual plastic bits that might have loosened but id rather have an idea before i spend the day doing this?
I've been a little naughty and run some 2nd and 3rd gear wheelies where I've dropped it softly but at 100mph+ and I think thats why the headstock came a little loose but I sh**ing it that I might have damaged something else. Before its said, this was happening before I mono wheeled the bike and I've never had a problem with any of my previous bikes italian or japanese.

Any insight to this would be much appreciated, either ways I will put a post and let you know if I find anything out of the ordinary tomorrow

Dean

ps great to read the benelli story! Seems benelli are back on their two feet (or wheels) finally :rollin
 
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Hi dean, Sorry don't know about your problem but just wanted to say hello from another tornado rider from eastwood, might see you about some time ? Have only seen 2 others on the road since i've owned mine from october last year.
 
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Hi ya buddy. Were you the guy I spoke to on progress road last year? You've got a green/silver model. I was in my Subaru Impreza at the time trying to find a bolt? Either ways HI!!!! To what I know I'm the only guy with a red one! Def. would be good to hook up for a spin poss. down the local burnham roads.

PS also owned mine since end of october >D
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
Ok after 4 hrs solid checking everything I can honestly say I dont know. I'm 90% sure its the front forks. When you squeeze the front brake at standstill and push up and down does anyone elses bike feel like its clicking, knocking or something similar? Headstock loosened - yet to ride it but on the centre stand the steering felt much better. I think im gonna have to take it down to Red Dog...damn ah well its due a service soon and the 6034 map anyways...
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Knocking front end

It's loose bolts to the front engine hanger bracket that runs from just under the headstem to the cyl head...... had the same problem once here, was scratching my head after rebuilding the headstem :D
 
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Re: Knocking front end

Johnny O your a star. Thats kinda where the noise is coming from I thought but I couldnt be exact only thing is how do I get to it? Is it a tank off job etc and can the workshop manual show you this?

Cheers

Dean
 
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