The first time (when I did the wheelie) I pulled the clutch in after I landed, then I braked at the same time....xenz said:"yes" as per requested.
1. Have you adjusted your chain yet ?
2. If yes goto 3. If not adjust it first.
3. Check rear sproket for any damage tooth
4. Check chain for any damage
5. During normal riding, make sure no wierd sound comes from tranny.
6. Re-do the hard deceleration thing and listen carefully.
I adjusted my chain that night but I haven't re-do any "panic" stop after I did my chain so I can't confirm if it's because of the chain hitting the swingarm or not.
Now come to think about it, when we get panic, ok, we may have hit the rear brake, may gear down 1 or 2 shift, may grab the front brake and may grab the clutch...
Grabing the clutch won't give any sound, if you're sure you didn't hit the brake then I'll assume you didn't hit the front brake but I don't think you had pay attention to your feet. (geared down or rear brake locked)
What do you think ?
I won't be surprise if you didn't hear any of those clunk sound again. Not that because you had adjusted the chain, but you know, when you intentionally doing such move is different then happen all of a sudden.Canadian_Gixxer said:phew.... I feel much better now that you said that I'm gonna do some tests tommorrow and see if it happens again when I decelerate hard.... gonna try it in different ways, like no clutch and brake hard, and clutch and brake hard, etc....
the first time when I did the wheelie, after I landed, I pulled in the clutch and braked both front and rear at the same time. I was in first gear when this happened, so I could not shift down....xenz said:
I won't be surprise if you didn't hear any of those clunk sound again. Not that because you had adjusted the chain, but you know, when you intentionally doing such move is different then happen all of a sudden.
Do you happen to remember if you had gear down or not ?
Im a engine brake guy myself, but when I panic stop, I pull the clutch in and use all brake....absolutdm said:On a side note, I NEVER grab the clutch when I want to stop, there is much to be said about engine braking power.
Mind you, if your coming out of a wheelie, this may be your only choice - although I would think just closing the throttle would have the same effect.
yeah it could be panic stopping or just another strange gixxer trait or the chain slapping.... i'll do some panic stops in the london drugs parking lot tommorrow for the morning ride i'm going on, i'll post my results when I get back from it....xenz said:Could it be :
1. Chain hit swingarm
2. Chain slipped in front sproket
I remember one time I was doing 80click and need to do a 90degree right turn at the next intersection, gear down, decelerate hard, slow enough to do the turn. Same clunk noise came up but forgot what combination I did (front/rear/clutch/gear).
Hmm... I guess we have enough evidence/hint here, I will wait for Mighty Bruce to step in for a better analysis of this problem.
yup, I do feel some vibration shutter type thing that you just described when this happens.... not much though, but enough to notice it.BMatthews said:Ya know, from reading more about this here I'm starting to think that you guys just got into some rear wheel hopping caused by the hard braking and cold shocks and tires.
Did the back end shudder up through the saddle? Or was it just a noise and the bike was otherwise smooth?
What? :eek You're gonna stip it down and drill holes in the frame, wheels, tires and gas tank looking for drugs??????Canadian_Gixxer said:now I can sleep soundly tonight.... I was beginning to worry.... but (knock on wood) again, i'll be checking over my bike tommorrow morning as hard as a United States Customs Guard on any foreign immagrate entering the country