Join Date: Jul 2008
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Steering head (bearings?)
I've been getting a knocking/clunking noise coming from my steering head whenever I hit a bump. About three weeks ago a buddy who works in service at a bike dealership tightened up the steering head nut.
Hit up a somewhat aggressive road today and on my way back home the noise started up again. Came into a turn-around, and unfortunately, lowsided the bike. Whether or not it was in any relation to the steering head, I can't say. But, I do know that my bars pulled to the inside and my front end washed out from under me.
The bike (05) only has 3500 miles on it, so I can't even see why the steering head bearings would be bad. In any case, would this be covered under warranty? If not, how much am I looking at to get them replaced? More importantly, does this sound like it could even be the issue?