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Clicking while braking?

As I come to a stop (I've only noticed it while coming to a stop while parking so far) there is a distinct clicking sound from the front wheel somewhere. I found this thread on a non Versys forum http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-7r...n-braking.html and the brake pad theory seems to fit, that's actually the first thing I thought when I first heard the sound. The brake theory being, one or both of the front calipers have a brake pad that's either worn down, or missing an anti rattle clip causing it to 'click' when it's applied. Seems like a valid theory, but before I get too far into it I thought I'd ask you guys. Another guy was saying it might be the head bearings, I really don't know.
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Remove calipers to inspect and clean brake pads and sliding pins.
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Put the bike on a pit stand and spin the rear wheel. Chances are it is coming from the chain. If it is it probably means you need an adjustment of the slack and chain alignment or just a new front sprocket and chain.

I thought this was coming from the front wheel on my bike and it turned out to be the front sprocket and chain needed replacement.
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neviander is relating to a single click sound as the front brakes are applied...
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As I come to a stop (I've only noticed it while coming to a stop while parking so far) there is a distinct clicking sound from the front wheel somewhere. I found this thread on a non Versys forum http://www.zxforums.com/forums/zx-7r...n-braking.html and the brake pad theory seems to fit, that's actually the first thing I thought when I first heard the sound. The brake theory being, one or both of the front calipers have a brake pad that's either worn down, or missing an anti rattle clip causing it to 'click' when it's applied. Seems like a valid theory, but before I get too far into it I thought I'd ask you guys. Another guy was saying it might be the head bearings, I really don't know.
Do you have an anti-vibe bar riser? Mine sometimes makes a little click, I think it's the slight bit of movement in the bars from the damping thingy in the riser.

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