Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Pines, North Carolina, United States
Howl noise at 50 mph from rear
The title of this post pretty much says it all. Just noticed it for the first time yesterday on my 2002 K1200RS. Just a mid pitch, not real loud howl, at EXACTLY 50 mph. Seems to be in the rear and I'm not yet convinced that it has to do with final drive. It's a resonant kind of thing.
I'm going to try a bit more tire pressure in the rear and see if it changes. I've experienced this kind of thing with a few car tires on customers cars. (I'm an auto tech) I'll report back on anything I find out. I figured I'd share it here in case anyone else has this occur. Hopefully I can track it down.
2001 K1200 RS