Steering head CLUNK!

Discussion in 'Other Service and Maintenance' started by Sunnysideup, Apr 7, 2013.

  1. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    The time has come for me to get this repaired. Under all but the slowest most gentle stops I get a pretty good clunk now. Using the search provided here I found what appears to me as being an excellent link:

    WideGlideClunk

    Any helpful suggestions, comments, or ideas?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    This thread might give you some ideas:Harley Davidson Community
     
  3. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    There was a point a few years ago that some were experiencing a front end clunk on dyna twin cam models it was eventually traced to the fuel tank front mount bolts not being tight enough and the fuel tank was clunking on the front mounts

    Brian
     
  4. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    Brian, not saying that those bolts aren't loose also (I will check for sure) but I can actually feel the motion through the bars on stops. I guess I have lived with the clunking of the transmission on downshifts, it just kinda fit in!!!!!!!!!! Like the final "clunk".
     
  5. Sunnysideup

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    HDDon, it may just be my computer but I had already found those links but I was not allowed to open them. Got a page that said they were moved. Thanks anyway. Oh I haven't checked the softtail version, I'll look there next.
     
  6. cdn-bigfoot

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    There was a service bulletin that came out with respect to this exact problem in 2008.
    I have a 2006 Streetbob as well. I had the same issue with the steering head clunk.
    I went to my HD Dealer and got the kit for free.
    Easy fix.

    M-1215 January 3, 2008
    STEERING STEM NUT/WASHER
    Purpose
    This service bulletin is to inform dealers of updated parts and
    service procedures to eliminate loss of clamp load on upper
    steering stem nut. Normal warranty applies for service performed.
    Motorcycles Affected
    • 2006-2007 Dyna models
    • 2008 and earlier FXDWG
    • 2008 and earlier FX Softail models
    • 2008 and earlier VRSC models
    Required Dealer Action
    If customer is experiencing any of the following conditions,
    perform the service procedure for the appropriate model as
    explained below.
    • Looseness in front end
    • Loss of clamp load on upper steering stem nut
    • Front end clunk
    Dyna and FX Softail Models
    See list of affected motorcycles above. If any of the affected Dyna or FX Softail motorcycles are experiencing front end
    looseness, order kit with your dealer
    HEAD WASHER KIT INSTRUCTION SHEET
    (-J04469) to install the kit.
     
  7. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    Cdn-Bigfoot thank you! I'll call my dealer on the phone tomorrow and see what they have to say, need to order new front and rear motor mounts anyway. Glad I decided to post my problem.
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Copy and take it with you so they dont play dumb:D
     
  9. Sunnysideup

    Sunnysideup Junior Member

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    :shock they have always acted like they have known everything before but your probably right.:s
     
  10. cdn-bigfoot

    cdn-bigfoot Junior Member

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