So at almost 500 hours on my 1025r I've developed a pretty good clunk on the front axle.
It started only under load (FEL weight) and I could feel it through the steering before I could hear it. Now I can hear it when I make a left turn without load and feel it through the steering.
This isn't a little click, it's pretty solid contact being made between two parts. I haven't been able to track it down to a specific area but if I had to bet on something, I'd say right side final drive has something going on in it.
I've done a recent service, changed fluid, greased...nothing excessive in terms of metal in the fluid from the front end. It also did not make it go away (here's to hoping right? ;) ) So, anyone want to throw some ideas my way? Is disassembly of the final drive a fairly straight forward task? I am guessing a bad bearing is the culprit.
Any knowledge, experience or assistance appreciated!