I’m getting ready to deal with this as soon as I get my jack. I’m pretty certain it’s a sticky caliper and not the bearing. In my experience a bearing sound is constant and will get worse over time. I’ve heard NO sound when rolling or cruising. My bike only makes the sound after sitting and the first 4 feet the bike moves. If I apply the front brake Before those 4 feet it immediately stops. If I reapply and squeeze the control hard, it comes back. Like it sticks.My 900 is an 06 and i got it with 14k miles on it and it felt like the stock dunlop d404 would turn in on tight turns. New tire stoped that....i also felt sum slight grinding and general lack of smoothness so i figured at that age best to inspect wheel bearings.....they wer a bit rusted and new bearings really smoothed things out.....i would also check to make sure brake calipers seals are not cuasing binding...
Since it’s new to me 3 months ago I’m just going to replace the front brake Caliper and pads. I also feel like the front brake control doesn’t feel right. I’d expect when I pull it to just feel a nice smooth pull like on a bicycle. Instead it feels like it is sort of mechanical and makes a sound. Like a click as it fully engages. I really don’t recall that the first few weeks I had it.
The bearing isn’t expensive so I guess I’ll do it while I have the front wheel off but I’m tempted not too, just so I know if my diagnosis is correct.
I’ll decide I guess when I get there. Need to order my parts.