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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 01-20-2011, 03:12 PM Thread Starter
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Have a 2010 CR and for the past few days riding to work (yep been lucky like that) I have notice a slapping/knocking sound when I move the bike through corners. At first I thought it was my key fob but its not. I shake the bike with the bike off and I can hear that it is something knocking inside my take.

Does anyone know what this might be??? I looked down in it with a flash light and that was pretty useless as I can not see chit!

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I can only tell that nothing should be knocking, as I cannot hear anything when leaning the bike around.

Is your fuel gauge working properly?

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If your bike is still under warranty get it to the dealer ASAP!!
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If your bike is still under warranty get it to the dealer ASAP!!
It is...

It sounds like something is floating inside the tank and tapping against the sides!!!

If the weather holds up this weekend I will take it in this weekend.

Rides fine and I may have never noticed it but I tried riding with earplugs the last couple of days. All the ATGATT guys say wearing earplugs is a good thing and I have been wearing my full face due to it being so cold so I been trying it. Man I can hear every part of my bike... kind of freaks you out at first! That's when I noticed it and shook it back and forth and made my wife track down the sound...

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Have a 2010 CR and for the past few days riding to work (yep been lucky like that) I have notice a slapping/knocking sound when I move the bike through corners. At first I thought it was my key fob but its not. I shake the bike with the bike off and I can hear that it is something knocking inside my take.

Does anyone know what this might be??? I looked down in it with a flash light and that was pretty useless as I can not see chit!
Sounds to me like you might have "lost your marbles" & they somehow ended up in the fuel tank?

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The float of your fuel sender is coming apart
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Sounds to me like you might have "lost your marbles" & they somehow ended up in the fuel tank?
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The float of your fuel sender is coming apart
Kevin, last night when crossroads asked if my fuel meter was working it sparked me to think the same thing. I normally leave my TAC up on the display, I think I am going to switch it over to the fuel meter and see if she is moving... I am afraid you may be right!!!

Weather looks clear so I may be riding an hour to my dealership!

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Kevin, last night when crossroads asked if my fuel meter was working it sparked me to think the same thing. I normally leave my TAC up on the display, I think I am going to switch it over to the fuel meter and see if she is moving... I am afraid you may be right!!!

Weather looks clear so I may be riding an hour to my dealership!
Mine is not a guess. It may even read, but it is coming apart. The dealer can clip it all back together as it seems to have been an assembly issue. Tell the dealer to MAKE SURE they do an Ask Polaris on it, or they will not get paid for the job
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Mine is not a guess. It may even read, but it is coming apart. The dealer can clip it all back together as it seems to have been an assembly issue. Tell the dealer to MAKE SURE they do an Ask Polaris on it, or they will not get paid for the job
Well the gauge is not moving... still full and I filled up at the start of the week!!!

Called the dealer and I will be taking it in Sat. He said he has never heard of this but would agree on the issue. He said something about it being all one piece and having to order it from Victory and that I would be down a week.!!!! DAMN!

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Well the gauge is not moving... still full and I filled up at the start of the week!!!

Called the dealer and I will be taking it in Sat. He said he has never heard of this but would agree on the issue. He said something about it being all one piece and having to order it from Victory and that I would be down a week.!!!! DAMN!
Like I said. Have him do an Ask Polaris on it first. I'll bet money that it needs no parts, and can be fixed in an hour.The sender assembly was not properly clipped in place. Vic WILL pay for the repair if it is properly submitted. Again this is NOT a guess.
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