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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2007, 10:01 am Thread Starter
 
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Cool Noise in GT rearend

While riding yesterday it seemed to me that I detected a faint noise from the rear end. Driving along in third gear at 45 mph(in a straight line) it sounded normal. But if I shifted my weight just a little bit (as you might when making a lane change) I swear I hear a little growl. To me it sounded like a bad inner or outer wheel bearing on a car and how you get kind of a growling noise when you only turn in a certain direction. I checked the rear wheel while on the center stand for any play and can't detect any. Anybody have this same experience?
Another question I have is in the event of a rear end failure is it fact that it is for sure going to lock up on you or does every failure have its own set of circumstances? Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2007, 3:46 pm
 
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Could be just tyre (tire for you) noise.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old Mar 25th, 2007, 11:39 pm
 
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Yes, Tires can make some pretty ugly noises. A number of ways of checking this, when riding straight, move the bike over to the left a bit (with your weight on the right) and listen for noise, then do the same to the right. Or, just trun in a curve slightly to the left and then on the right. You should hear the same noise when going both directions.
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