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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-27-2016, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
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odd noise when cornering

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I noticed the other day when going through a nice left hand then right hand sweeper a weird howl kind of noise (there was a wall beside me each way) coming from I think the front wheel?

Anyone heard that?
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Probably tire cupping. Bridgestones are the worst about doing this Imo. I used to tell everyone I didn't need those little deer horns because I had Bridgestones

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Definitely the tires... On a smooth road surface I've had Michelin Commander II's really howling when they're leaned over. I thought it might be something to do with the dual compound?

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Thanks guys, makes sense. My concern it was something in the front wheel bearing.
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I used to hear a really bad howling noise when I took corners. So I started leaving her at home and I don't hear it anymore.

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I used to hear a really bad howling noise when I took corners. So I started leaving her at home and I don't hear it anymore.
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I used to hear a really bad howling noise when I took corners. So I started leaving her at home and I don't hear it anymore.
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That explains mine then. I have bridgestone also. Makes weird noise in curves and turns tires dont seem cupped tho.
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so the noise is getting progressively worse, especially on left turn. I suspect it's wheel bearing. I'm going to investigate and will let you know.
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Hey, guys, I have noticed that on my 1600 Classic, too. Steering left feels like a vibration and is a little noisy, too. Right turn does not do any of that. Will have to look at the tire. Thinking it may be cupping, although when I looked at the tire, it looked good. Will have to take a closer look see.
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