Maybe it's all that lovely feedback from the forks on the 2002?Stoopstroop said:Anyone feel a poping noise/feeling in there 2002 R1 in the handle bars when u go over small bumps at small speed? I seem to feel it some when i first hit the front brake at low speed too. Feels like the forks are loose or sloopy. Do i need to tighten something or look at something? Its not that bad , It might be normal ,but i dont remember feeling it before. Maybe ill just take it in to my FINE OUTSTANDING ( cough cough) Yamaha service dept and let them look at it! Thanks in advance for any info!!
Mine had loose head bearings and the mechanics said it was the brake pads knocking,to which I said why does it do it over road bumps then!!!
The head bearings were torqued correctly but were loose maybe this is your problem?