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Offline hondapaneuro

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Newbee and needing advice already !!
on: May 25, 2013, 07:25:35 AM
Hi All, being lurking around for a while now gleaning all sorts of info on the CT. Currently on my sixth Varadero and had some other machines along the way. My dilemma is what to replace the Vara with... so, I've a demo CT for the weekend and the missus and I are heading off to check it out.
I know one end of a spanner from the other but here's a new on on me (and I'm in a rush) when I apply the front brake of the CT harshly to compress the suspension maybe an inch on more there is a loud click, seems to come from the fork tube - is there some sort of anti-dive valve inside ? It's a different set up of course to the anti dive on the left caliper on the Vara. Any ideas ?

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #1 on: May 25, 2013, 08:33:50 AM
Braking harshly to compress the suspension an inch, I wish. Rolling off the throttle will compress the CT suspension more that that  :230:

Anyway, I have never noticed any sort of noise and am not aware of any sort of anti-dive system. I would be looking for some bit of body work or cable that might be out of place. There is bugger all room at the fork clamps, maybe something is making contact when it shouldnt.

By the way, whilst the CT is a decent bike, please try a multi. I regret not getting another one and if you have put up with a chain on your XLs then happy days.

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #2 on: May 25, 2013, 09:19:29 AM
Not aware of any noise when braking but never had to give it a handful

 :0461: as above, sounds more like a cable or something hitting when it shouldn't

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #3 on: May 25, 2013, 09:46:31 AM
Thanks for prompt responses. Definitely not cables or bodywork - something inside a fork tube - glad it's not mine and they're not all like that then... Must go, will report on MY comparison of XLV & CT later.

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #4 on: May 25, 2013, 09:59:54 AM
First of all... :400:

Can't say I've even heard this sound either. The CT's suspension have come into question by many, and the solution (if you need one) is an upgrade (Hyperpro).

I hope you enjoy the CT - it is a great bike.

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #5 on: May 25, 2013, 02:44:58 PM
I would ask your dealer as it doesn't sound good.

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #6 on: May 26, 2013, 02:31:51 AM
Check the front suspension setting...Maybe too soft and hitting it's limit.
Just another thought. certainly no expert.
Due to recent financial difficulties, the light at the end of the tunnel has been turned off until further notice.

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Re: Newbee and needing advice already !!
Reply #7 on: May 26, 2013, 12:15:13 PM
Welcome to the forum!
Sorry, but have not yet had any noise while breaking so no experience with that.
Last Edit: May 27, 2013, 07:44:48 PM by CrossALL