Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Road Noise? Vibration?
I have just replaced my stock front tyre with a BT021 and are am now aware of a constant noise coming from the front of the bike. It can best be described as an incessant "whoooooooo", who's pitch is speed dependant and is noticed most easily between 10-60 km/h before motor and wind noise take over.
I took the bike back to the dealer on the same day. They lifted the front, took another look at calipers etc, rotated the wheel by hand and took the bike for a short ride. They assure me that the sound is road noise, but I find it particularly surprising that a sport/touring tyre would make such a loud sound, just rotating on a good road surface.
Also, although I cant be sure, and may now be imagining it, the bars could be a little more vibey than before.
Anyone have any thoughts, ideas and experiences on this?
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