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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2008, 9:09 am Thread Starter
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noise while riding when leaning bike? help?

I have a 2002 K1200rs that I have had since new. About 36K miles on it now. sometime back it seemed to have developed a pronounced, especially noticable at lower speeds , say 40 mph or less - maybe just because wind noise is less, an almost what would sound like a "deep errrrrrr" noise coming from the front it appears. I do most of my own work on the bike and am thinking tires ? but was there wiht the last set too. No vibrations in the handlebars or shimmy or anything that really concerns me day to day...... anybody seen this? Thanks ! Pete
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 8th, 2008, 9:31 am
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If you're running a Bridgestone front, it's definitely the tire. Those booges scallop, feather, whatever you want to call it, and will growl when leaned.

The best way to fix it is stop running Bridgestones.

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100% agree, the tires! My Bridgestones started the same growl last weekend during a 980 mile trip through the Adirondacks. When I got home I checked the front tires and they have definately developed what "grifscoots" said... Lots of tread left too but now they are history!

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 9th, 2008, 6:51 pm
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I agree, it's the front tire. Almost any brand will groan in protest when it's about worn out (even if it looks like there is quite a bit of tread left).

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old Aug 12th, 2008, 10:20 am Thread Starter
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yep, I am running a Bridgestone on the front. Had a flat and all they had at the time. I will swap it out with another brand and try that. Thanks for all the input!!!!
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tires....but after a long ride feel your wheel bearings for ANY heat..just incase...but sounds like tires
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Change tire
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