Noise both on and off the bike when compressed/released ?
Trying to sort marydolls gsx600f front forks out.
they make a noise like the spring is grinding against something .
id changed the seals and renewed the oil cleaning everything weekly clean.
ive now renewed the bushes top and bottom.
even tried with a longer bandit spring without the spacers
but it still makes the grinding noise
i can't fit the bandit forks as they are different sizes of brake mountings .shame as they were quiet in operation.
ive even thought about swapping the bandit damping rods etc over but they won't fit and I don't want to go drilling a larger hole in the gsf fork sliders to fit the thicker damping bolt .
Take the forks out, take the springs out of the forks and see if it still makes the noise when you slide the forks up and down.
You missing any parts? Scroll for pictures.
ill be getting new seals tomorrow
How longs it been making this noise? Recently bought the bike? Since the beginning?
I had a very slightly bent fork on my old 125 which was making a odd grinding noise, it was bent outwards so when I put the bolt on it pulled the fork inwards which caused a lot of pressure on rubbers.
Easy way to tell if it's bent is the gap between the forks at the bottom. The front wheel with the spacers on should be an exact fit and slide in perfectly. If it's tight or there's space left over it's bent.
Is it your knees and/or back making the noise? Have you got someone else to try compressing the forks....