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I'm getting a click at low speed parking lot maneuvers.....under 10mph.
Does it coming to a stop as well.
Coming from front wheel....sounds almost like a bearing is missing from the set and they're falling forward...have not put it on stands yet to check this.

Any Ideas?
 

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If your bike has an electrical or manual speed sensor on the front wheel it sounds as if a drive tab or two might have broken off.
Have had the same problem and thats what it was.
Just drop front wheel and see if any chuncks come from behind the sensor.
Hope this helps you..If it does just check ebay for a new sensor [cheap].
Then clean wheel and inst. replacement sensor.
I would also recomend getting a anew seal for the sensor.
Hope this helps......Barry
 

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No sensor on the 07....doesn't have anti-lock brakes.
I got it to do it after parking it on the back patio.
I had just finished riding and pulled up ...went to dis-mount and heard it click.
Was able to rock the wheel back and forth and put my hand on it to try and locate it.
Feels like it's in the left brake caliper...Do you think it's a pad sticking possibly?
I know it's nothing to be alarmed about but it's annoying!
 

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No sensor on the 07....doesn't have anti-lock brakes.
I got it to do it after parking it on the back patio.
I had just finished riding and pulled up ...went to dis-mount and heard it click.
Was able to rock the wheel back and forth and put my hand on it to try and locate it.
Feels like it's in the left brake caliper...Do you think it's a pad sticking possibly?
I know it's nothing to be alarmed about but it's annoying!

I was gonna suggest looking at the calipers, before reading your response...now that I have read it, I would say that you SHOULD BE alarmed if you think it is a pad that is sticking...thats gonna cause the rotor to overheat and warp - if it hasnt already. Warp it far enough, and it might lock your front wheel, causing you to fly over the handlebars.

I had a similar issue with my 03 Z. Turned out that the pin that holds the pads in place had a slight raised edge where brake dust had built up on it, and the pads were hanging up on it. Surprisingly, a little bit of rough sand paper took it right off - but I still had to pay $200 for a new set of rotors off eBay, since the left rotor was warped like hell...

Good luck bro. Take care of it post haste!
 

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Make sure your pad retaining springs arent broke!
The only way the the pads could make that sound is if a spring is fatigued or broken!
Neither is life threatening but keeps sound down and aids in smoother braking.
While your there clean all slide pins and lube pins and the backs of the pads with high heat grease made for brakes.
Hope this help....Ride Safe....Barry
 

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Whining noise on the front of the bike

Has anyone noticed a whining type of noise while driving their motorcycle between 20 and 50 mph. I have a 2010 z1000 with 3500 miles and just recently got the noise while driving to the dealership. Sounds like a high pitch ring. im hoping its just the brake pads or something but that should normaly occur also while below 20 mph.
 

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i figured out the answer to all the noises, i installed a muzzy complete racing exhaust. and no more noises.:screwy::screwy::screwy:
 

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seriously though, i agree probably brake pads. had a similar problem on zrx and on my uncle's vulcan after tire changes. pads were not aligned correctly. unless the milage is high and or you come down hard a lot from wheelies probably not a beaing. check springs on pads first. by the way all my noises are gone now might not be a good thing.:screwy::screwy::screwy:
 
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