Champion irs banging noise on bumps

diferg

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Apr 30, 2024
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St Marys, Georgia, USA
Recently purchased a 2004 GL 1800 champion trike with IRS. the rear suspension made alarming noises on rough roads while turning. I discovered a very bad Right hand shock absorber and replaced both shocks. The ride is noticeably better but I get a lot of "metallic bangs" when going over sharp bumps or railroad tracks. I suspect the connecting arms on the anti-sway bar. I will not be able to investigate this for a couple of weeks. Anyone have any experience with this type of issue? Thanks in advance. Dan
 
We had member on a champion at Maggie Valley one year.

His sway bar broke and was laying on the frame.

It made a lot of noise when he hit a bump and he said it didn't handle right.

I would not ride it like that if it were mine.
 
I was riding behind the trike Mike spoke of on the ride when we found the problem. I agree with him completely. The mounting plates attaching the swaybar to the frame had broke allowing the bar to just lay on the exhaust.
 
Thanks you all for quick replys . I will definitely reinspect the antisway bar. I had replaced the rear shocks this week and didn't see the bar lying on the exhaust, but I will check further in about two weeks. the sound i am hearing is a sharp sound similar to a hammer tap whenever the body position changes in relation to the wheels. I really suspect something with the anti-sway bar. Maybe one of the mounting brackets is broken? That would be an easy fix! With a 20 year old trike there are going to be issues. :Coffee:
 

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