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    Weird noise on my new TW

    I just picked up my new TW on saturday
    Took a ride today, and when I hit a bump I hear a noise from the front end.
    So I traced it to the forks
    When I push down on the forks a bunch of times in a row,I hear somewhat of a crunching sound
    Nothing is loose that i can see. Is it just because the bike is new and needs to get worked in?
    Thanks for any ideas what it could be

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    Welcome to the "club of clunkers" This was reported by several members, I am one of them.
    Check this link https://tw200forum.com/forum/technica...very-bump.html
    I have a 2010 which I bought new in 2011 with exactly the same symptoms as you described. Last year I bought a used 2009. She is nor "clunking". The 2010 tried to teach her how but did not succeed as yet, lol.

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    If it makes you feel any better, my new 2014 has the noise too. I always wear earplugs when riding so I did not notice it until I took them out before riding around the house a time or two to run the gas out (had turned fuel cock to off as I always do when finishing a ride) while riding over some rough areas there was the clunk noise. TW has 180 miles on it.
    Not going to worry about it especially since I won't hear it with the earplugs anyway!
    Currently in the garage:

    2014 TW200
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    2016 Forest River Wolf Pup 17RP ToyHauler
    2011 F150 SuperCrew XLT 157" WB, EcoBoost
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    So you run the gas out of the carb after every ride?

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    Only way to truly run it out of gas is drain the carb..If ya just let it run and die..The bowl is still about 1/4 to 1/2 full
    If ya wanna live life in your own terms..ya gotta be willing to crash and burn!

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    Aside from the occasional "clunk" on bumps, I've never heard a crunching sound. Is it metallic? or, maybe the new rubber sound of routed cables binding up near the head?
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    Craig1178, I was of the belief that turning the fuel off and running the engine till it quit emptied the carb out and an empty carb when the bike is parked is better than a full one.

    Also: On my 2009 model, the carb leaks gas when it's parked unless I turn off the gas and run it till it quits. So in my mind I assumed the carb was run dry/emptied.

    I guess that's not the case?
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    2014 TW200
    2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650
    2016 Forest River Wolf Pup 17RP ToyHauler
    2011 F150 SuperCrew XLT 157" WB, EcoBoost
    2013 Mazda MX5

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    I usually turn the gas off about 100 yards prior to reaching my destination. If I forget,I'll sit,turn the gas off and wait for it to cut out.To "completely" empty the carb,open the drain screw at the bottom side of the carb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XmasChris View Post
    Craig1178, I was of the belief that turning the fuel off and running the engine till it quit emptied the carb out and an empty carb when the bike is parked is better than a full one.

    Also: On my 2009 model, the carb leaks gas when it's parked unless I turn off the gas and run it till it quits. So in my mind I assumed the carb was run dry/emptied.

    I guess that's not the case?
    Sounds like you need to replace the bowl gasket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frog13 View Post
    To "completely" empty the carb,open the drain screw at the bottom side of the carb.
    This is the only way to completely empty the bowl.

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