Strange Noise When Adjusting Preload

zenbiker

Turbocharged
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Aug 26, 2007
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567
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Denville, NJ
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Carpenter R3
I decided to increase the tension of my rear preload on my brand new R3 GT (50 miles on her). At some point turning up the tension I heard a fairly loud metallic "Clang". The bike did not drop down at all. I thought it might have been a valve stuck in a guide that decided to seat itself although the bike had not been running for at least an hour. Restarting the engine...all seems fine and sitting on the bike moving up sand down seems normal. The tension adjustment feels normal so I don't believe the spring broke.
The sound was too strong to be a valve returning to rest! It was loud enough that I thought, possibly, that one of my garage door springs had broken.
Could it have been the spring seating itself into its holding cup?
Any ideas are welcomed!
 

Mighty Mouse

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NorCal
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2020 Triumph Rocket GT
Did you back off completely counter clockwise and then tighten up again? I would be concerned if it was a very loud noise. That to me doesn't seem normal. The tension does get harder cranking up but I haven't noticed anything that resembles a loud noise. Maybe someone else on here has. Try the backing off and re-tightening and see if it's different this time. Cheers.
 
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