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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 20th, 2016, 11:17 am Thread Starter
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2003 K12GT, Sound when turning handle bars

I have a 3003 k12gt. When I turn the handle bars I hear a whine. It does not affect performance but is annoying. I cannot figure out where it is coming from. It sounds like it is around the forks. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2016, 11:24 am
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Do you mean you hear the sound when the bike is rolling at speed? Or when the bike is stationary and you turn the handlebars? If you hear it when you lean the bike over in a turn, it's more than likely to be a cupped front tire. A "Zzzzzzzz" sound as the bike leans over and goes away when it is straightened up again. These big heavy bikes are hard on front tires. I'm always amazed how quickly mine cups and I start hearing that tire sound.
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