Soooo, went for a ride today - 100kms (62 miles)there and 100kms back, average speed 150kmh (92mph) - on the way home pulled up at an intersection and nothing out of the ordinary until I took off - and sounded like the crunch of an old front wheel drive with stuffed CV joint on full lock
I stopped, checked it all out, and nothing obvious, no leaks, not extra hot. Had to ride home very gingerly, noise still there, but only when taking off from traffic lights and low speed, low revs - no noise no vibrations at higher revs (3k) 100kms (62mph)
I can only think that I have a bearing that has failed/failing at the front sprocket - yet to pull it apart, probably won't for a fortnight, have a holiday in Asia to deal with
Have any of you experienced this - something like this or have any idea what it is?
Will update when the tools get out and I start to remove the fairing
just thought it would a good chance to ask
oh forgot - 2006 xx - 60K on the clock